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Old 03-13-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
kurquhart1
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Nvidia help


i recently switched from suse 11.1 to kubuntu 8.1 and am loving it. my issue is this....

i attempted to install the nvidia driver from the website and followed instructions. when i do go to install it, it says i need root privileges, to do so, i log in as root and browse to the file and it then says it cant be opened. sh nvidia pkg1.run blah blah blah im using. its a bin file but i dont understand why ic ant open the file as root. i cd to where i have it kept and i cant isntall it as root but when i try as normal user i have to log in as root it says.


so then i downloaded envy to help me with the driver. it said it installed correctly and to reboot my machine. i did that and cant log into my linux. a black screen comes up that says "checking battery state" i thought maybe it was supposed to do that but was taking long so i left it on all night, woke up and it still said "checking battery state" can anyone help???
 
Old 03-13-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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How did you log in as root in Kubuntu? Have you enabled the root account?

This aside, to run the nvidia script, you have to set the "execute" permissions using "chmod +x <filename>" (replace <filename> with the actual name of the file)

Once everything is set correctly, you will not need anything else.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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'log in as root' in Kubuntu?? You can't can you? You just stick sudo in front of things. $ sudo bash nvidia.run. I'm mystified.

Can you get in in single user mode or something - is there a bootloader menu? Try a live CD. Boot from that and try and undo whatever was done. Perhaps stop nvidia module from loading into the kernel?? $ sudo vim /etc/modules (is that the file?) and remove anything that looks Nvidiaesk.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 10:39 AM   #4
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ok i appologize thats what i meant, sorry for the confusion.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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kyle@kubuntu:~/Desktop$ chmod +x Nvidia-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
chmod: cannot access `Nvidia-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run': No such file or directory



am i doing something wrong im not aware of? it a bin file i downloaded from the website thats sitting on my desktop. i donwloaded it and did nothing to it.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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kurquhart1:

The nvidia xxxxxxxxxxx.run installer can be run without envy helper. Do it via shell.

Logout from windows manager.
At the shell, cd (change directory to the location of the nvidia installer).
Then type in as command the driver: xxxxxxxxxx.run

Sit back as the installer configures your kernel if it finds it needs to, then your display and Xorg. After that it reboots and you'll have what you need.

Goodluck.

Hope it helps.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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chmod: cannot access `Nvidia-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run': No such file or directory
Linux is CaSe sensitive.
I think the module's name is NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
So, check your capitalisation and try again.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Linux is CaSe sensitive.
I think the module's name is NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
So, check your capitalisation and try again.
problem solved thank you very much i was typing wrong. i just got it installed
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #9
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problem solved thank you very much i was typing wrong. i just got it installed.
Good.

You need to pay better attention to your capitalisation and punctuation though.

These things matter, and not just with linux, but in the real world too: I have consigned plenty of job applications straight to the bin because of errors like this. "Cannot spell, or punctuate and no attention to detail means too much basic education will be needed. So, not employable. Next please".

 
  


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