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Old 10-13-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
mecroneo
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installing nvidia drivers from cd in grub prompt?


is it possible for me to install the nvidia drivers from a cd in the grub command prompt? if so, how? i have no idea what i am doing i am a true linewb
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
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why should you want to do this?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:53 AM   #3
mecroneo
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so i can get into the actual redhat 9 os, I cant get in, and i belive its cause of my video card. It just sort of displays a scrambled mess and if you are wondering, yes im a newb
 
Old 10-16-2003, 02:05 AM   #4
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the nvida has, on their site linux drivers..
download to a directory (make one..mkdir nvidia)
you'll notice these are .run files....very easy to install

cd into the directory and run..

sh ..file_name.run

it will guide you the rest of the way
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:03 AM   #5
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there is no need to load any driver in the grub shell. i dont even think this could work.

if you believe that your display driver is the cause of your misfortune, download the drivers from where "rakriege" suggested and install them. read the docs, they contain important stuff how to install the driver corectly.

besides: it is not the OS you cant get working, the os is linux ant it probably runs fine, its just the xserver with a niche (i think its gnome) session on it. but the console mode is still a fully operational os.

g

raven
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:23 AM   #6
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Have you entered text mode??you can enter multiuser textmode by adding a '3' to your kernel arguements in grub.at grub screen,press 'e' to edit the kernel arguements,just add a '3' to its end.once you reach there,either install nvidia driver and change the config,(read the nvidia driver README) or just run 'xf86config' from command line.It will re configure your X.after that install the nvidia driver.
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