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Old 06-04-2002, 10:08 AM   #1
rising_sun
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Thumbs up How to Install RPM's ! Please give me a hand


Hey guy im totally new for about a day i have been trying to work out how to install .RPM files ! When I double click on them it tells me "Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "home/KGB/Video Drivers/NVIDIAblahblahblah.rpm".

I then read through 3/4 of the posts on this (excellent site i might add) and I found out somewhere that you have to type commands like "rpm -i filenamehere.rpm". That tells me "error: open of filenamehere.rpm failed: No such File or Directory". So obviously I have to tell it where the file is how do I do this ? or does the file have to be saved to a speical directory for .RPM files. and the Files directory is currently /home/KGB/Video Drivers and the file name is NvidiaG4drivers.rpm so please tell me how I would install this file !

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Old 06-04-2002, 10:39 AM   #2
neo77777
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try the following

su
Password: <------ enter pass for root
cd /home/KGB/Video\ Drivers/
rpm -i NVIDIA-blah.blah.rpm

Everything is done as root
 
Old 06-04-2002, 10:53 AM   #3
rshaw
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sounds like you don't have gnorpm installed, either install that or you can do it at the command line.

you must be root to install rpm's so at the command line , move to the directory when the rpm is with, cd /directory/where/the rpm/is. than type su, enter root's password, then type rpm -Ivh <filename>.rpm

thats a capital i , if a previous version was installed you could use a cap. u

I = install
U= upgrade/update
v= verbose (prints what it's up to onscreen)
h= hash marks (prints hash marks onscreen to display it's progress)
 
Old 06-04-2002, 11:01 AM   #4
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SUCCESS !!

SUCCESS !! hahaha thanks guys !
 
Old 06-04-2002, 11:04 AM   #5
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Oh, don't brake the champaigne yet, if it is NVIDIA drivers you are after, shutdown X first (go to runlevel 3) as root in Xterm or in one of the vt's
/sbin/telinit 3
then you can safely install NVIDIA drivers.
 
  


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