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trade 03-14-2009 10:17 AM

installing of driver and adobe flash player (fedora10)
 
Had a clean install on a system, how should i go about to install the driver?
graphic card etc...
and how install the adobe flash player had tried dl from the http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ but just couldnt get it work/installed

watcher69b 03-14-2009 10:35 AM

What OS are you using?
Redhat, CentOS, Fedora you should use .rpm
Umbuntu, debian use .deb
SuSe use .yum

.tar will be harder so would stay away from that until you have more exp.


The video driver we will need to know what card and again what OS

Cheers!

trade 03-14-2009 10:53 AM

im using fedora.

card is...nvidia geforce

watcher69b 03-14-2009 11:16 AM

so download the .rpm
open a terminal
su to root
cd to where ever you saved the file
type rpm -ivh filename.rpm and hit enter
watch the fun :-)


Do you have a driver for the nvidia already?

trade 03-14-2009 11:20 AM

i have the installation kit for the graphic card

trade 03-14-2009 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by watcher69b (Post 3475384)
so download the .rpm
open a terminal
su to root
cd to where ever you saved the file
type rpm -ivh filename.rpm and hit enter
watch the fun :-)

thx got it done...
try it on youtube...but no sound...:scratch:
need to get all the driver install...:cry:

malekmustaq 03-14-2009 11:42 AM

trade:

Since you already have that driver installer the better. Now see if that installer is for your distro/OS which is fedora?

If that driver-installer has the extension xxxxx.rpm (an .rpm file) then you may proceed to install it according to the code given by watcher69b above. It means you will launch a terminal (a dos prompt for Windows users), you must be a root to install it, enter the code given above:

rpm -ivh "filename".rpm

filename is the name of your nvidia driver-installer.

However, if your driver-installer has the extension xxxxxx.run (a .run file, which is freely offered in the web) then you must install it in the shell. This means you logout from X window first (because the installer demands that X window is not running during installation). You must run it as root. Then at the shell installation is very easy, at the prompt you only enter the name of the installer file:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.run (hit Enter)

if prompted to answer, just click yes. If the installer needs to compile a new kernel, click yes. All you need to do is "yes" and wait. Then reboot if being asked, if not, you may proceed to enter command: startx. You'll have nice resolution by then.

Hope this helps.

Goodluck.

trade 03-14-2009 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malekmustaq (Post 3475408)
trade:

Since you already have that driver installer the better. Now see if that installer is for your distro/OS which is fedora?

If that driver-installer has the extension xxxxx.rpm (an .rpm file) then you may proceed to install it according to the code given by watcher69b above. It means you will launch a terminal (a dos prompt for Windows users), you must be a root to install it, enter the code given above:

rpm -ivh "filename".rpm

filename is the name of your nvidia driver-installer.

However, if your driver-installer has the extension xxxxxx.run (a .run file, which is freely offered in the web) then you must install it in the shell. This means you logout from X window first (because the installer demands that X window is not running during installation). You must run it as root. Then at the shell installation is very easy, at the prompt you only enter the name of the installer file:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.run (hit Enter)

if prompted to answer, just click yes. If the installer needs to compile a new kernel, click yes. All you need to do is "yes" and wait. Then reboot if being asked, if not, you may proceed to enter command: startx. You'll have nice resolution by then.

Hope this helps.

Goodluck.



hi thx...
what abt the extension with exe?

malekmustaq 03-14-2009 11:55 AM

trade:

In linux xxx.exe, xxx.com, xxx.sys are not recognized: they are only microsoft file-formats. In linux (as well as any Unix like systems) an executable file may be named anything with or without extension, still it runs. So among linux ported drivers there is no such thing as xxx.exe. I too was a M$window user for very long time and today I have somehow managed to "unlearn" the bad habits :)

If xxx.rpm did not work for you, try to look for an nvidia driver-installer with a xxxxxx.run extension. So far .run installer from nvidia did good to me. Use google:: "nvidia linux driver .run download" it sure will return good quickly.

Just be sure X window is not running while you install: this means you must be on "shell" not just in a terminal "emulator".

Check back how it goes.

Goodluck.

trade 03-15-2009 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malekmustaq (Post 3475424)
trade:

In linux xxx.exe, xxx.com, xxx.sys are not recognized: they are only microsoft file-formats. In linux (as well as any Unix like systems) an executable file may be named anything with or without extension, still it runs. So among linux ported drivers there is no such thing as xxx.exe. I too was a M$window user for very long time and today I have somehow managed to "unlearn" the bad habits :)

If xxx.rpm did not work for you, try to look for an nvidia driver-installer with a xxxxxx.run extension. So far .run installer from nvidia did good to me. Use google:: "nvidia linux driver .run download" it sure will return good quickly.

Just be sure X window is not running while you install: this means you must be on "shell" not just in a terminal "emulator".

Check back how it goes.

Goodluck.



had dl the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run...
but had no idea how to get to the 'shell' thing...

i tried wine...
but found out the driver in the installation cd only for windows..

John VV 03-15-2009 02:27 PM

Quote:

had dl the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run...
DO NOT USE THE .run installer , unless you MUST
use the akmod-nvidia driver

trade:
you might want to look at some fedora how to pages
for installing the akmod-nvidia driver and the flash-plugin
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f10.html
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...f10.html#flash
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...10.html#nvidia
-- and the fedora " F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
and
http://www.dnmouse.org/


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