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Old 03-16-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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What is a file with the extension .run and how do I install it?


I was looking for the driver for my GeForce4 graphics card and downloaded "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run" from NVIDIA's website. What kind of a file is this and how do I install it? I am new to Linux and am trying to keep to rpm files until I become moire familiar with the OS.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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On the command Line:
Code:
$su -
Password:************
#sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run

Last edited by truthfatal; 03-16-2006 at 02:51 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:23 AM   #3
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if you want to install the Nvidia drivers you have to install first the kernelsource.rpm or something like that (from your distros cd/dvd), shuttdown the x server and log on as root than go to the directory where your .run file is than tipe: ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run and in a couple of minutes itīs installed and if you did everything ok on the next time when you start x you should see the Nvidia logo before your GUI starts...
Good luck it worked for me..
 
Old 03-17-2006, 05:14 AM   #4
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What is the Xserver?
 
Old 03-17-2006, 06:23 AM   #5
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Think of the X server as the program that renders all the graphical windows for you and cooperates with the window manager (Gnome, KDE), which is responsible for the menu, opening/closing windows, etc.

Mostly, either xfree86 or xorg are used as X servers.
For instance, look at /usr/X11R6/bin/X.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 09:14 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by runnerpaul
What is the Xserver?
Have a look here (not so easy but once you got it, you'll understand a lot)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System


To determine the type of a file, type
Code:
file NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run
They are wrong to call it .run , they should call it .sh as its a shscript-to-source.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 09:14 AM   #7
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One way to shut down your X server is to:
Code:
$su -c "telinit 3"
Password:
You'll then have to log in again, but this time there won't be any GUI
 
  


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