how do you install a RUN file to upgrade nvidia chipset?
After having some problems connecting to some internet sites, i've decided to upgrade my nvidia chipset drivers. Hopefully this will fix the problem, which may or may not be related to my nvidia integrated ethernet card.
Went to nvidia.com and into Platform/nForce Drivers > Unified Drivers > Linux.
Linux nForce Driver - IA32
Release Date: August 13, 2004
Release Highlights for 1.0-0283:
Added support for Linux Installer
Added support for SoundStorm (Hardware Mixing supported)
Added support AC3 pass-through
Added support for Ethernet driver statistics and configuration information through procfs
Added support for 2.6 series kernels
Added a new audio application, NVIDIA NVMixer, to do Volume control per channel, input selection, Speaker selection, Speaker cloning, Swap mic to Center/Lfe & LineIn to Surround L/R
To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Download the Driver File
Download - NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0283-pkg1.run
STEP 2: Begin Installation
From within a shell with root privileges, type "sh NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0283-pkg1.run" to initiate the installation.
STEP 3: Review the NVIDIA Software License. You will need to accept this license to continue with the installation.
STEP 4: Review the Known Problems for any special installation instructions required by your platform.
STEP 5: Install
Follow the directions provided by the installer. The installer will prepare the driver and install the driver and application files in the appropriate place.
So just a quickie question really. Mandrake 10 automatically logs me in as Andy and when i logout it only gives me the option to click Andy and enter my password. I need to be in as root in order to install these drivers as it certainly hasn't worked on the Andy username. It just says "file or directory does not exist" even though it's on the desktop. Presumably this will allow me to install the RUN file with the drivers on as per the instructions without problem, unless anyone else has any tips on the matter?