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Old 01-18-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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Update and Upgrade


Hi,

i'm new to debian. I got it installed in my computer. Now is the configuration time. I have a few questions

I burned nvidia driver into a cd.

1- How can i get it to install to my linux computer from cd.? what is the command for this.?

2-I chose gdm as my default display manager during debian setup. How do i configure x-server or desktop manager to work with my driver.? A step by step instruction is very nice.

3- In windows, i will type cd OK if i want to access to this folder. what is the command i should use if i want to access to another folder.?

thank you very much for answering my question.

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Old 01-18-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!



Quote:
Originally posted by DebianNew
Hi,

i'm new to debian. I got it installed in my computer. Now is the configuration time. I have a few questions

I burned nvidia driver into a cd.

1- How can i get it to install to my linux computer from cd.? what is the command for this.?

2-I chose gdm as my default display manager during debian setup. How do i configure x-server or desktop manager to work with my driver.? A step by step instruction is very nice.
You'd mount the CD, cd into the directory where you
put the driver, then run the nvidia installer by typing
sh NVIDIA-<blurb>

Quote:
3- In windows, i will type cd OK if i want to access to this folder. what is the command i should use if i want to access to another folder.?

thank you very much for answering my question.
cd


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Old 01-18-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
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you mentioned about "mount the CD"

what is the command i should use to "mount" the cd.?

after i mount a cd, does it mean it automatically will copy a file from a cd to a folder in my linux box???

if not, what command i need to use to do that before using sh to install nvidia driver.?

thanks

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Old 01-18-2005, 02:56 PM   #4
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what is the command i should use to "mount" the cd.?
mount </your/cdroms/mountpoint>

man mount for details

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after i mount a cd, does it mean it automatically will copy a file from a cd to a folder in my linux box???
No. It will just make the CD-ROM accessible to
file-system commands.


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if not, what command i need to use to do that before using sh to install nvidia driver.?
Just cd there and run it.


But please, before firing up a question about every
single possible step, do some reading...

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz is a good
starting point, and try using the search engine on LQ as well.

We're trying to provide a service to a group of users, not
a walk-every-individual-through-his-every-step ...



Cheers,
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:02 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by DebianNew
you mentioned about "mount the CD"

what is the command i should use to "mount" the cd.?

thanks
Code:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

this will mount your cdrom to the directory /mnt/cdrom. If this directory does exist you can create it with
mkdir /mnt/cdrom.
 
  


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