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Old 05-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
justin1698
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Nvidia issues


Hi Guys this i am sure is a very newbie question i have been using linux for a while now Fedora 14 and am still stuck on one issue even though i have trolled the internet for hours. i want to install the 7300 gs driver however when i go to terminal and type: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.12.run i get the error you must be root. so simple i type su --login add my password then when typing the run command i get the error that the file is not located in root and can not run. so my question is how do i do it. if i cd to home i loose root permissions if i try sudo sh file.run i get the error it is not one of the sudoes.

I think my question makes sense, if not i am sorry.

All help ,uch appreciated.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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Installing NVidia Binary drivers in Linux

Justin,

My experience with installing NVidia drivers in linux is to do it while in single user mode or init 3 logged in as root

this has worked always for me on various systems with varrying nvidia cards, and should work for you as well.

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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i have trolled the internet for hours
??????????
well some how you missed fedora's own instructions

I take it you did not read the fedoraforum's "how to"
use the kmod-nvidia and BLACKLIST nouveau
"F15,F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752

this is talked about in the fedora documentation .
in the install instructions
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html

Last edited by John VV; 05-20-2011 at 04:26 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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Are you in the right place...

Do you have the downloaded Nvidia file in your "/home/xxxcomputer" directory or have you changed to the directory to which you have downloaded the file?

"init3" usually defaults to the "/home/xxxcomputer" directory, but if you have problems with juggling permissions, copy the downloaded file to the root directory and work from there.

As it stands, it sounds as if you have changed(cd) into your root directory, where there is no downloaded file, instead of becoming root, and then placing yourself(cd) in the directory where the file is located. There is a difference between having root privileges and being in the root directory.

See the Nvidia README and the section on Installing the NVIDIA Driver-Starting the Installer.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...alldriver.html

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 05-20-2011 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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if you intend on using the .run

be warned
to use the .run you need the kernel source installed and fedora's development tools group .
For EVERY and all kernel and x11 updates you need to reinstall the *.run along with reinstalling fedora's mesa and mesa-devel
and you still NEED to BLACKLIST nouveau.


the kmod-nvidia or akmod-nvidia is way easier .
 
  


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