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Old 12-27-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
morrolan
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NVidia drivers in Debian 3.0 r2


Hi, I'm quite new to linux, I have successfully installed it on a "test" system about 6 months ago, and have now taken the steps required to install it to a second HDD in my main machine.

The problem is, I need to manually install the drivers for my graphics card. I'm using an AMD 1.8Ghz Athlon XP, Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 gfx card. I have downloaded the latest drivers from nividia's linux page (NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4499) and the kernel module (NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4499) but I'm at a loss about what to do now.

The documentation in the files mention a new packaging format which has .run extension which is supposed to do everything automatically, but only the IA32 drivers uses that method, the two files I downloaded were .tar.gz. I have gunzipped them and de-tar'd (sic?) them to my home directory, and it leaves "Makefile" and "usr".

I've been told to run the makefile by doing :$ make ./Makefile but the make command seems to be missing??? If I type :$ m and double tap tab to get a list, there isn't a make listed there.

It doesn't help that I have yet to configure my ethernet card, so I'm currently downloading in windows, burning to CD, then reading in linux!

Thanks in advance for any help or criticism,
Morrolan
 
Old 12-27-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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go to the directory you downloaded the drvers to and run
Quote:
sh NVIDIA-(Name of file)
 
Old 12-28-2003, 12:02 AM   #3
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That's my problem - it isn't a run file, it the tar archive for the GLX just hold Makefile and usr - doing sh NVIDIA-xxxxx.run won't work, even though thats what the documentation suggests!
 
Old 12-28-2003, 12:56 AM   #4
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did you download the correct file
check here
h**p://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-5328
 
Old 12-28-2003, 08:46 AM   #5
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Ahhh, I understood IA32 to be for 32-bit Intel architecture (win98 and ME), and I took IA64 to be 64-bit Intel architecture such as NT based OS's, and I understood AMD to be for AMD chips on NT architecture, which I have? (AMD 1.8Ghz Athlon XP)

Is that incorrect? Like I said, it was only deductive guesswork that led me to this file!
 
Old 12-28-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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IA32 is for 32bit processors, IA64 is for 64 bit processors and AMD64 is for 64 bit AMD processors. I have almost the exact same setup as you and I used the IA32 drivers since the atlon xp is still a 32 bit design. So in short use the IA32 driver.
 
  


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