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Old 10-16-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Installing video card drivers?


Hey all im new to linux,

Im using mandrake linux 10.1 and im trying to install Nvidia drivers, it comes in a .run file but i have no idea how to install this.. i really wanna learn linux and use it as much as possible but i have no idea how to even install programs

thanks for the help,
Shady
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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Well i tried using the "sh" command and the file name but when i did it it says i need to do it as a root? what does that mean?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:08 PM   #3
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frst open a konsole.
2- find the file
e.g: if in ~/Download, do #cd ~/Download
3- do # ls -o
look a the permission ( make sure it iis executable)
e.g -rw-r--r-- 1 *** 378 2005-10-05 00:37 ****(is notexec)
-rwxr--r-- 1 *** 378 2005-10-05 00:37 ***** ( is)
if its not, do # chmod 755 "filename"
then switch to root (su)
then :
# ./"filename"

note.
# just mean commandline do not type #
"filename" means change for the appropriate filename without the ""

most file u do not execute as root but nvidia u need to
also shutdown X other wise it wont work


hope i did not confuse u too much
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:11 PM   #4
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you kinda did lol do you have aim or nething, mines whitecracka2k4 im me on that or summin
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:17 PM   #5
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what is x? cuz i have no idea and it says i have to shut it down
 
Old 10-17-2005, 03:46 PM   #6
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New problem, i got x shutdown and what not but now it says something about a kernal... i tried doing the online download but it dident work... any ideas?
 
Old 10-17-2005, 04:00 PM   #7
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please post the specific error message that you are receiving about the Kernel.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 04:35 PM   #8
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it says it cant find the kernal or something or its not compatible.. and it trys to download one from nvidia but theres nothing on there
 
Old 10-17-2005, 04:43 PM   #9
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You need to install the kernel-sources in order to build nvidia drivers. The kernel sources, as far as I know, is not shipped with Mandrake. You need to go to Mandrake homepage and grab the kernel-source.rpm and install it first. I wrote this a while ago and despite my poor English, should help a little bit:

http://www.geocities.com/kooltux/tutorials/nvidia.html

Regards!
 
Old 10-17-2005, 04:43 PM   #10
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Well i figure i need an updater kernal.. i got the latest one only prob is i dunno how to install it
 
Old 10-17-2005, 04:45 PM   #11
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Here is a thread explaining how to install things in Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094
 
Old 10-17-2005, 04:49 PM   #12
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which kernal should i get?

edit: can someone with aim help me .. my aim is whitecracka2k4

Last edited by Shady195; 10-17-2005 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 05:18 PM   #13
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it says i have 2.6.8.1-12mdk when i do the command to see what kernel i have
 
  


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