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Old 08-29-2003, 02:19 AM   #1
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Installing Nvidia Drivers (fx5600)


Im a fob to the linux system, and i am supposed to take introductory to linux this semister. In order to take the class, a computer w/redhat installed is required. I downloaded redhat9 and ran the installation. In graphic mode, it got past the media check, and the text after it, but when it started using the graphics, the moniter went blank. So after a couple times, I installed it in text mode. the grub loader workes untill i get to "firstboot". Then it starts using graphics and the screen goes blank. I tried installing lilo, but when i try to boot, it says :

L
L
L

then it stops doin anything. I reinstalled the grub loader w/kde desktop environment. When i start the comp it goes all the way to "firstboot" then the screen goes blank.

I was reading in other parts of the fourm where people w/nvidia card were having the same problem, and every1 says to upgrade the drivers. Being to noob i am, i couldnt figure out how to dl the drivers onto a windows computer, and then transfer them to the redhat computer and install.

If any1 could give me step by step instructions I would really appriciate it.

I am running:
p4 2.6ghz
512 ddr400
60 gig hdd for win xp
6 gig hdd for redhat9
gforce FX 5600 (not recognized by redhat)
msi 52x32x52 cdrw
dell tritron moniter (recognized by redhat)
 
Old 08-29-2003, 02:58 AM   #2
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That's not a driver problem, it's a LILO problem.

Perhaps this page might help you troubleshoot your problem.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 03:05 AM   #3
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perhaps buying a new system to fit your redhat basic needs. Barebone systems come as cheap as 200 dollars at some super stores... 200 for that and 50 for a KVM switch and youd be set...

just a though
 
Old 08-29-2003, 11:20 AM   #4
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I looked at the lilo error page, which looked interesting, but they dont have my error. I had:

L
L
L

all of theirs are LiL =/ anyways, i just need to know how to skip the gui and go straight to the command prompt, and also how to download a driver on a windows computer and then write it on a cd so linux can read it.


If i can install the driver, i can use kde and the grub loader.

Last edited by wjaber; 08-29-2003 at 11:22 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
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OK, I got confused when you mixed your story with LILO and Grub and whatever... I now get it that you only want to install the nvidia drivers.

Just download the NVIDIA-whateverversion.run (I assume this is what u downloaded on your Windows box and burnt on CD).

After that mount the cd, and copy the file to your Linux partition, chmod +x it and execute.

Anyway, to get to single-user mode in grub (non GUI), try selecting the grub command line option and typing linux single.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 02:11 PM   #6
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would i use the commmand mnt cd or mnt cd-rom? also are you a muslim?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:02 PM   #7
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Actually you'll need to use the command mount to mount your cdrom drive.

eg. mount /mnt/cdrom... the italics part will depend on where you mapped your cdrom drive to. Do cat /etc/fstab and look for a line that has cdrom in it.

eg. for my line above, my fstab will have something like:
Code:
/dev/hdb         /mnt/cdrom       iso9660      noauto,user,ro    0 0

And yes I'm a Muslim.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 12:11 AM   #8
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well, i had a friend come over today and try to help me out. we got to the kernel but couldnt install the gui. imma dl 7.2 and c how that turns out.
JazakumAllahoKahrun
Wa Salam u alakum,
Waleed
 
Old 08-30-2003, 01:01 PM   #9
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Well, i got the redhat7.2 bible from the friend and was able to instll 7.2 fine. After i learned command line. had to install the drivers for the nvidia card. after that the gui came up.
Jazak and salam,
waleed
 
Old 08-31-2003, 12:56 AM   #10
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Alhamdulillah, good for you.

Salam.
 
  


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