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Old 07-12-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
The-Plug
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Unhappy NVidai drivers


OK here is my problem. i just got a new NVidia video card and i am tring to get the driver for it. i went to NVidia.com and downloaded what i thought was the right driver. then i installed it in runlevel 3 and it gave me some sort of a gcc error. it said it was not intalled. does any one know how to install it?
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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What file did you download/install, what was the error you got and what distribution are you running?
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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you dont really install this, you edit a file depending on your distrobution, for me and my Slackware machine it was rc.conf I believe. Then you edit (again in my case (/etc/X11/xorg.conf to allow options and setup devices)....if you give more info I am sure you can get this taken care of, it really is not hard at all.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:26 AM   #4
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OP: You may want to read `Smart Questions' (google it).

--Jonas
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:37 AM   #5
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^^ agreed.

Give us some details, distrobution, exactly what you did, the error produced.

From the very vague post you gave us it sounds like you don't have a c compiler installed and therefore can't compile an interface for the kernel for the nvidia driver. So go install it and the development libraries, use your distrobution's package manager
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:42 AM   #6
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If you don't have Development Tools installed you will get that error (from experience with Fedora Core 4).
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:03 PM   #7
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NVidia

I am running a Yoper machine. that's about all i know. I tried getting the c compiler but am not shure where. I got my driver from www.nvidia.com and it was supposed to be ageric driver. i don't think i downloaded the right version. Thanks for any help
 
Old 07-13-2005, 01:04 PM   #8
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Like I said, read `Smart questions' (http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html). Specifically: which page did you go to? which file did you download (give us the URL). What commands did you run to install it? What was the exact output from those commands?

You should be able to find gcc on gcc.gnu.org, but I recommend you first investigate whether or not your distro provides a package for it. Installing programs on yoper doesn't look terribly complicated, at least not in the guide I found on the yoper homepage (search `install programs'). Likewise, browsing for packages shouldn't be either

hth --Jonas
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:47 AM   #9
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Sorry

i went to [URL=http://http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-7667.html] and downloaded . There i downloaded the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run file. I swiched runlevels using the telinit command to runlevel 3 becouse it asked me to. Then i ran the .run file using she sh
Code:
sh
and that ran the installer. Then it told me that it could not find the suitable kernel for my application and it will try to downloaded it off of the ftp suite fo NVidia. i pressed ok and it told me that it could not find a suitable download for my kernel. then it asked me if i wanted it to try and compile a kernel for me. i said yes and then it told me that i don't have the gcc thing. thenit aborted. i tried insalling the gcc with kPackage but it did'nt work. Thanks for any help
 
Old 07-15-2005, 12:50 PM   #10
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I know that for a debian system you would need to download your kernel headers and kernel source it should be available through apt-get. i think the best way to do this would be to use the following commands:
# apt-get install synaptic
# synaptic
then perform a search in synaptic for "kernel"
select the correct kernel source and the correct kernel headers
then hit apply
now try running the driver installer again and it should work.
 
  


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