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Old 08-05-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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Problems while installing nVIDIA drivers


Hi, I just installed Mandriva One but doesn't support my graphics card (can't use 3d desktop) and I had to download new drivers. When I try to install them (chmod +x NVIDIA-[...]
./NVIDIA-[...]) i get this error message that 'ld' was not found. It says that I should use binutils package and the 'ld' be in my path. Can any1 help me plz?

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Old 08-05-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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Do just what it suggests and install the binutils package. It will be easiest to use your package manager to do it. Also make sure the the gcc package and the kernel-source package is installed as well. Any installation that installs a kernel driver will need these packages.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 03:25 PM   #3
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wow, you mean mandriva doesn't have binutils? i thought it was a necessary package for a distro in order to work! Ok I'll try to find the binutils package!

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Old 08-05-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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It will have it but you don't have it installed. You mustn't' have installed any software from source yet after the installation.
If you have a package named something like kernel-syms, install it also. It contains the kernel symbols, that may be needed to install some kernel drivers from source without having to first build the kernel.

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Old 08-06-2007, 02:59 AM   #5
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ok, thanx i'll try to find these packages in mandriva distro, although i still can't understand how binutils are not still installed! Anyway, thanx for the help!
 
Old 08-06-2007, 05:06 AM   #6
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I can't find any binutils package, Nor gcc (although libs exist). Should I download these packages from the net?
 
Old 08-06-2007, 10:13 AM   #7
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The CD or DVD from which you installed Mandriva is very limited in storage space. The volume of software packaged for use with Mandriva Linux exceeds 20GB. For this reason, Mandriva selected the software they believed would best suit the needs of the majority of users for inclusion on the disk images, and set up ftp mirrors around the world to meet the needs of the rest of us.

If you want or need access to the full range of software packaged for use with Mandriva Linux, you should configure your Mandriva Package Manager to use the Internet Software Media Sources from the Mandriva ftp mirror nearest your global location.

The easiest way to set this up is to follow the direction at Easy URPMI. Note: urpmi and the GUI Package Manager use the same software media sources. I have written an article on my LQ Blog to help others better understand all this.

HTH,
 
Old 08-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
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You can also get a list of repositories from the <version>.list file in the urpmi directory on your installation disk.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 07:43 PM   #9
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I'll bet that ld isn't in the path unless you are root.

Try ld as root.
 
Old 08-07-2007, 03:57 AM   #10
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I installed the drivers as root by executing the configure file. Do I have to type anything else? Sry for these questions but I'm still new ! Another problem is that Mandriva doesn't recognizes my sagem modem (it's a fast 800 which according to some posts in other sites mandriva should recognize it) and when I try to install the drivers it says that there's not an appropriate gcc compiler! So, I have to do everything through windows!

Another question: Is there any other package that has all these stuff pre-installed, like ubuntu or slackware?
 
Old 08-07-2007, 05:33 PM   #11
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It is supposed to be preinstalled in Mandriva. Looks to me like something may have gone wrong with your installation.
 
Old 08-07-2007, 09:39 PM   #12
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Hi! I think the reason the files you mention are not installed by default is
that they are all Dev (developement) packages.

You can rectify this by following Ernies directions above.

You may need ncurses-dev too for the nVidia to install, along with kernel-sources (your kernel version here).

Type uname -a to find out what version is actually running.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:08 AM   #13
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Hello, I am using the Mandriva Powerpack Free on my main system dual boot, tomorrow I get my XFX 590SLI mother borad and dreeads the fact I have to reinstall everything but, one thing be sure you add several package urls then refresh the packages on the package manager, then search for nVidia and if you did it right then you should see several nvidia things, find the latest or highest numbers and install the dkms and or the actual driver plus the kernel for your architecture mine is 64, anyway then after that is done, check search again this time for beryl, then compiz installing them both, then in your HardDrake find the display and change the card, and then xorg to nv then back to the original card, this will prompt some popup boxes and some confirmations, read these carefully, and then you will have your nVidia Drivers, it took me a week to get this fixed on the free one, as i am getting the BOXed Power pack by next Wednesday so I know what I might need to do if its the same in the boxed version, though I do not think it is. One note with Beryl, you no longer have a logout / shutdown restart just end session, be sure to install the kde (if that is your desktop) shutdown module and it shoudl fix it.
 
Old 08-16-2007, 08:18 AM   #14
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so, will I have to reinstall mandriva one again? As I remember there is no option of selecting packages during the installation progress. How can I select those packages? thanx for the help
 
Old 08-16-2007, 07:21 PM   #15
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so, will I have to reinstall mandriva one again? As I remember there is no option of selecting packages during the installation progress. How can I select those packages? thanx for the help
Hello. a check box on the install will give you a listing you can choose from, and Mandriva does ask if you would like to install the proprietary driver for your video card. Just say yes and you should be on your way. Then with the Synaptinc on PCLinuxOS or the Mandriva Package manager you can add more later, but the base system and some importatnt files are for the main install and if you don't plan on much more then you will just have to use as is with lots of fun toys in Mndriva and a Base system in PCLinuxOS 2007, Hopes this clears things up, oh and Beryl in Mandriva is broke there is a Trick they gave me that works.
 
  


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