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Old 03-09-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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noob here..pls help..


hi all!my first post and a noob to linux..so here's my question..how do i actually access my "root" folder??cuz everytime i try to install the drivers of nvidia it always say's that i have to be "root" to install..i login as a root but i don't get any folders to check where it is..btw i'm using SUSE 10.0 x64..any help is well appreciated!tnx in advance..

anyway while i'm at it..how do u install cedega or wine and the such?what command must i use??tnx again..

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Old 03-09-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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To install Nvidia drivers on Suse, start YAST -> Software -> YOU (online update) -> Select a mirror -> Chose the nvidia patch.

By the way, the nvidia installer is not asking you to access your root folder, but to switch to the root user. This can be done by running the "su" or "su -" commands.

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Old 03-09-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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To install nvidia you could try and do it using YOU. K menu --> YaST --> Online update. There you should see something like nvidia kernel module. Installing this should do it automatically. To install from the nvidia installer you downloaded from nvidia's website is another thing.

I am not sure how you say you loged in as root. You mean you entered root and password on the login screen and entered in graphical mode? If this is what you mean then I can tell you this in not the way to do it.

To install software on SuSE you usually use YaST --> Software Management. For cedega you have to go to their website and get the software but it is not free.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
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@reddazz:

su command?i tried it but it didn't work and yep i got the drivers from nvidia.com

@Ptrs!OP:

yup i entered login:root and password but der's no folders to open and such..and everytime i try to install the drivers i always get the error "ERROR:nvidia-installermustberunasroot"what does it mean?does it mean that i have to actually be the "root" to install this?tnx guys for helping me out and sorry for being a total noob over dis..

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Old 03-09-2006, 06:08 PM   #5
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So did you try to install them using YOU as we suggested? Also to switch to root, you type in "su" or "su -" at a command prompt. After you have switched to root, you then run the nvidia installer.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:37 PM   #6
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I think you'd better take it one step at a time. For now try to install the nvidia drivers. Log in with your normal account and open YaST! You will be asked for your root password. And then select Online Update. Select server and after a while you'll see a list of packages. Find the one saying nvidia-something and mark it for installation. This will install the driver for you. As for the rest you are talking about don't worry, you'll get to understand how things work. Just don't panic.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:49 AM   #7
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tnx all!everything is now working like a charm!
 
  


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