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Old 10-19-2006, 03:27 AM   #1
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Nvidia driver


I downloaded the driver but went to install
it bash tell me no such file ro dir
 
Old 10-19-2006, 04:24 AM   #2
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I'll just guess that you're not too used to using the command line interface to install drivers in linux. So forgive me if I sound patronizing.

Ok, so you are using the 'command line interface' to install the Nvidia drivers? You will need to make sure that bash is working from the same directory that you downloaded the file to.

So, for example, if you downloaded the file to /home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin then from the Command Line interface you will need to type in these commands:

chmod 755 /home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

And then press 'Enter'. Now, type:

/home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

And press 'Enter'.

If you still find this too hard to do then just say so and I'll help some more!

Hope this helps mate!
 
Old 10-19-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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what a kind man, very good answer.
but Should I add a dot in the front?

/home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

[root@localhost]#./home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

thanks a lot
 
Old 10-19-2006, 09:22 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NAC
what a kind man, very good answer.
but Should I add a dot in the front?

/home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

[root@localhost]#./home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

thanks a lot
Hm, I don't think that's neccessary in a normal bash session. Isn't the dot just an alias for bash itself, which you are already running?
 
Old 10-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NAC
what a kind man, very good answer.
but Should I add a dot in the front?

/home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

[root@localhost]#./home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

thanks a lot
Hm, I don't think that's neccessary in a normal bash session. Isn't the dot just an alias for bash itself, which you are already running?
Personnaly, I always had to do : # sh /home/.../nvidia.bin ; the dot never worked for me :-)
 
Old 10-19-2006, 02:30 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NAC
what a kind man, very good answer.
but Should I add a dot in the front?

/home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

[root@localhost]#./home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin

thanks a lot
. means "the current directory" and since /home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin is an absolute path, prepending a . will not work (unless you have a directory called /home/user/home/user/downloads/nvidia.bin).

Perhaps you were thinking of ./downloads/nvidia.bin (assuming $PWD == /home/user, of course).
 
Old 10-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #7
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I would just do the following

cd to directory that contains the nvidia driver file, make the file executable, then run it

cd /home/user/downloads
chmod +x nvidia.bin (make the file executable)
./nvidia.bin to run the binary nvidia installer ./ means the file is in the current directory
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf edit your X config according to the nVidia docs to use the new driver

Of course that's providing that the Linux distribution you are using doesn't already have a better/easier way of installing the nVidia drivers. I know Debian and Ubuntu use a different method that is easy and works well..
 
Old 10-20-2006, 03:05 AM   #8
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There are six million and two different ways to achieve it. But for someone who is new to linux, getting by with the least ammount of commands is helpful.

As soggycornflake said, you only use a './' in front of your command if you are telling bash (sh, zsh etc.) to start looking in the current directory you are in.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 07:19 AM   #9
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I am learning , thanks a lot 2 everyone..
 
Old 10-23-2006, 07:11 AM   #10
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Thank for help eveyone
 
  


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