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Old 03-25-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
tbob419
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Exclamation Linux & Nforce newbie!!


Hi all!

Just got an Asus A7N266-VM board and thought I could put RH 8.0 on it, but for some reason the installation hangs up during the hardware probe.. I've checked out a few sites, but most of the info I got was for when RH was already installed.. This is going to be a clean install, and I'd would really like to know how to set this up step by step since this is the first time I've ever tried Linux, and I really don't want to go back to windoze.

Thanks for your help!
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:38 PM   #2
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When your system hangs, can you open a new terminal (alt-f2-5), if so then it is maybe possible to view a few logs. in that way you can see what happens en search in detail. Or give a better description of your problem
 
Old 03-25-2003, 10:10 PM   #3
tbob419
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Ok, here's where I am so far,

I got RH 8.0 installed (used a text install)

I log in (as text login) as root

I got the rpm's from nvidia copied from a CD to a folder I called /home/1

now how do I get these things to work?!?

BTW:copying from a CD to a folder took some work, I hope everything in Linux isn't as complicated
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:12 PM   #5
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Question YASU (yet another Status Update)

ok I got the Kernel BUILT!! now the only problem I'm having is where do I find an Editor to edit the XF86Config file? The help has been GREAT so far!! thanks a lot!
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:26 PM   #6
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uset the vi command
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:40 PM   #7
tbob419
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Question vi

rmartine:

Ok, I got into it, now how do I SAVE it?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:56 PM   #8
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press the command key ( followed by (x), and then (!) if you need to force it. This saves and quits.

so thats

:x

or

:x! if it complains
 
Old 03-26-2003, 04:05 PM   #9
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Awesome!

Thanks for the tip! I got it saved and now have a wonderful looking KDE desktop.. BUT I guess when it rains it pours, I have no ethernet connection set up, how do I go about doing that?
 
Old 03-30-2003, 01:30 PM   #10
tbob419
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Talking Got it figured out!

Ok, Just for a reference for anyone who may have to go through this:

(for RH8.0)

Install RH using the text install. I would recommend installing the development packages as well, (you'll need them)

What I did from a second PC is D/L the NVIDIA_Kernel, the NVIDIA_GLX and the NVIDIA_nforce rpm's. and burn them to a CD.

once I got the Linux machine booted up, I mounted the CD drive

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

then copied over the files to a folder.

cp /mnt/cdrom /tmp/folder -u

once I got the files over I ran the rpm rebuild

rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_whatever.src.rpm

I did that on all the rpm I copied over

that will build the drivers into a folder called
/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386

so I changed my dir to that folder and ran

rpm -ivh NVIDIA_whatever.rpm

once you do that to all 3 files go into the /etc/X11 folder and run

vi XF86Config

and remove the "Load dri" line, also change the driver name from "nv" to "nvidia".

save by hitting ":" and then "w"

exit by hitting ":" and then "q!"

at that point I rebooted (probably didn't have to, but I'm still used to windows)

signed in at the text prompt then typed "startx" to fire up the desktop

everything is working smooth now, if there is anything I missed in this post feel free to add to it.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:06 AM   #11
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Same Motherboard.. SAME problem.. SAME day!! is this weird or what! I had to resort to a text installation but my Orbit Files were corrupted and I had to redownload the isos. I will reinstall today and try out to d/l the nvidia linux nforce drivers and recompile!! Thanks for your comments.. at least now I know its not just me!!
 
  


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