LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2003, 05:21 PM   #1
funkenbooty
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 KDE
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
Cool STUCK still trying to install NVIDIA drivers


Still trying to follow the instructions that are posted in the
FAQ: NVIDIA Drivers.

Got to the part where I enter ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run
The NVIDIA installer program starts to open but then I get the error:

UNABLE TO FIND THE SYSTEM UTILITY 'ld'
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE PACKAGE 'binutils' INSTALLED.

IF YOU DO PLEASE CHECK THAT ITS IN YOU PATH.

How do I check that its there and or that its in the path?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:57 PM   #2
DrOzz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 4,185

Rep: Reputation: 59
type:
rpm -qa|grep -i binutils
in the terminal

*edit*
if you get a result then that means its installed, if no results and you just end up back at the prompt then go download the package and install it, and then retry the nvidia installer.

Last edited by DrOzz; 07-29-2003 at 05:58 PM.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
funkenbooty
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 KDE
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Got no results.
Can you tell me where to get it for RH 8?
Thanks


http://www.redhat.com/swr/i386/binut...2.i386_dp.html
is this right?




The above file for some reason would not install, although it would start but then nothing would happen.

Finally figured out how to get binutils-2.13.90.0.2-2 from the CD.

Once I got that installed I finished following the NVIDIA FAQ instructions and the driver is installed.

Now I finally can play Tuxracer, would be a better game if you could shoot or blow stuff up. Need to find some Linux 3D shooters.

Last edited by funkenbooty; 07-29-2003 at 08:57 PM.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:31 PM   #4
DrOzz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 4,185

Rep: Reputation: 59
good job
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
DrOzz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 4,185

Rep: Reputation: 59
heres a game list
and good 3d shooting/war games that are popular now are wolfenstein: enemy territory and americas armys
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:28 AM   #6
funkenbooty
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 KDE
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey thanks for the help and the list of games!
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:04 AM   #7
mhearn
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
You need to install the development tools, in "Add/Remove Software". Otherwise you may find you have ld but not some other important stuff. You'll need it eventually for compiling anyway.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:11 PM   #8
funkenbooty
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 KDE
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking

I just went ahead and loaded ALL of the development package.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:56 PM   #9
mhearn
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
cool
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting out of X to install nvidia drivers r3dhatter Debian 12 05-09-2004 08:19 PM
Can't install NVIDIA drivers on 2.4 Tyir Slackware 18 01-15-2004 05:54 PM
install NVIDIA drivers serji Linux - General 5 07-06-2003 03:27 AM
Stuck on Nvidia drivers, have lots of diagnostics, but no real idea what they mean Cadmus Linux - Newbie 4 04-08-2003 10:20 AM
X stuck in 640x480 after nvidia install SeoushiSan Linux - Software 1 12-09-2002 03:03 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration