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Old 04-09-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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nVidia 7900GS Driver failed to work!


Thanks to anyone who could help me out here.

I am trying to get my nVidia 7900GS to work with my Debian on a K8-smp kernel image. Downloaded both versions 7184 and 9755 from nVidia site but to find them both failed to install with message "verifying archive intergrity ... Error in check sums"

Simultaneously, I am also learning my way to get the onboard Marvell 8053 LAN to work too. Thanks to anyone who can give me some clues.

Regards,
Wilson
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:26 AM   #2
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I had the checksum problem on my first few tries too.. Consider downloading the driver again, but FIRST, make sure you are running the driver-installer as root, or the checksum won't work.
(Alternately, you could maybe run it from a place where your USER account has read/write access, but you still will likely need to be root).

Also, you have to use the FULL NAME of the file, when you run it.. Abbreviations will not work.

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Old 04-09-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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Install nVidia like this:

#apt-get install build-essential linux-headers module-assistant
(replace linux-headers with the ones that match your kernel)
#m-a prepare
#m-a auto-install nvidia
#apt-get install nvidia-glx

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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Actually, if there is only one file in the directory, then "sh *.run" will work. But, as you say, it must be done by root.

Also, you can't run it from within xwindows. Go to a console login (usually CTL-ALT-F1 will work) and login as root. Then run /etc/init.d/gdm stop if you're running gdm as your desktop manager.

Finally, it's more than likely that you just need to download the file still again. If you are running in 32 bit mode, be sure you download the ia32 version.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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@ Quakeboy:

I thought so too, that executing something like NV* or *.run would run it, but it didn't; the checksum came back bad, I suppose because if the file verifies its own integrity, that verification would include checking the filename.. One difference was I used './<filename>' instead of 'sh <filename>' .. Think that made the difference? Also, it wasn't the *only* file in the directory, but it was the only one which fit the wildcard I used.. ?!
 
Old 04-09-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
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GrapefruitTgirl,

I don't know what to tell you, but I can assure you that I have run "sh *.run" a number of times with no problems. It's likely that when you used "./*.run" you forgot to chmod the file to executable. "sh" does not equal "."
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:01 PM   #7
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I got a bit further

At GrapeFruitGirl's advice, I tried another download from wiki.x.org/wiki/NVIDIAProprietaryDriver found in this thread LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux > Linux - Software Nvidia driver installs -> no gui. Removal of module with yast fixes : ' (

With that I managed go a little further than that intergrity error, but it was still not a success. It stopped at some "segment error or something". So does anyone have any clue?

Regards,
Wilson
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:07 PM   #8
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See if you can get hold of the exact error(S) and post that. I'm not sure I can help, I don't know much about segfaults or segment errors, but someone likely can offer something
 
Old 04-11-2007, 09:40 PM   #9
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The exact error message

Verifying archive integrity ... ok
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 1.0-9755..........................................................................................
...................................................................
sh[2374]: segfault at 000000009557000 rip 00000000555df806 rsp 00000000ffffd478 error 4
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9755-pkg2.run : line 791 : 2374
segmentation fault $ scrip $scriptargs $*

Well, the above was pretty much the same 9755 I downloaded from nVidia site. This was my 3rd download and it went a little further than the previously which failed at integrity check.

One thing to note though is that since I have not got my marvell yukon 8053 onboard LAN to work with Linux yet (I couldn't find its ready made driver, but there exists something that need me to compile which I have not fully figured out yet). So I downloaded using my Windows XP on another harddisk. Then I rebooted the same machine to my Linux K8-smp and copy the file from the XP harddisk. I don't think this should create much of a problem, does it?

Well, do I go ahead and try more re-downloading?

Cheers (or I'll wait till I'm settled with this stuff before more cheers?!),
Wilson
 
  


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