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Old 02-23-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
ps2wiz
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Nvidia Driver Install


Hey, guys complete linux n00b here. Trying to make a switch from windows...

Ok, Im trying to install a linux driver. I've already downloaded it from nvidia's site and am trying to install it. So i googled for some help and came accross this little guide:

_home.bredband.no/gaulyk/linux/tutorial/nvidialinux.html

How valid is this info? Is there any easier way? I am trying to install the driver going along the guides path... But I think it wants me to boot the computer up into the terminal. How can I do this?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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first of all, the link you gave is not a valid link. to go into the terminal u just 1) press ctrl + alt + F1. After u do that u login as root by issuing this command:
2) su
and then input u r root password.
3) type init 3
this will take u into basic mode
4) locate your nvidia file and just do
sh nvidia_filename.sh (whatever the file name is)
5) make sure u have kernel source installed or else it wont work. There are a lot of threads on this topic.. search for them. Good luck and welcome to linux
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:16 PM   #3
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Follow the readme exactly. See the flames I recevied for not reading.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=121033
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for that guys, btw the link does work , i just added the _ infront of it on purpose since a member with less then 5 posts cant not post links.

I didnt a quick search, but am embarsed to admit that I was unsuccessfull of finding someone mentioning it. The closest I could find was recomplying the kernal... But how can Install the linux kernal source...

And I tryed installing it without the the source, but get an error about X server runing. Will that have to do anything with the kernal source code not being installed? And after I enter the terminal by pressing ctrl + alt + F1 as you said. How can I get back into the GUI?

BTW, im runing redhat 9

Sorry for the questions but im a
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:28 PM   #5
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what r u talking about?
<quote> And I tryed installing it without the the source, but get an error about X server runing. Will that have to do anything with the kernal source code not being installed? And after I enter the terminal by pressing ctrl + alt + F1 as you said. How can I get back into the GUI? </quote>
Did u not read what i said about it. You cant install it without kernel source installed and you will not get x server running message if u do init 3. I gave u step by step instructions. Anyway, there are numerous threads about how to install nvidia drivers. For example,
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:48 PM   #6
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Have a look at the link that I supplied. It was a simple and painless install even to get the open gl drivers working for gaming and cad stuff. Just have a look at the readme file with the package and follow it to the letter. Generally, you will have to restart X
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:56 PM   #7
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You did not give me insturctions Jatt_thugz, you told me what to do.

SIMPLE QUESTION: After you press ctrl+alt+f1 to get into the terminal, what do you do to get out of it?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:11 AM   #8
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Are instructions any different than telling someone what to do?
ctrl+alt+F7 should get u back out if i remember correctly. so, did u install the drivers yet or what?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:52 AM   #9
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Yes. Thank you.
I got the Nvidia logo, so its successfull.

1 driver down, 2 more to go (I think)
 
  


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