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Old 11-27-2003, 10:00 PM   #1
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Running run files on mandrake 9.2


i would like to install the correct drivers for my video card and the drivers are in .run file format... what do i do?
 
Old 11-27-2003, 10:14 PM   #2
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what kind ?

What kind of vcard is it ?
NVidia im guessing if you've got the run file

-kilka
 
Old 11-27-2003, 10:31 PM   #3
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yes geforce 4
 
Old 11-28-2003, 01:11 AM   #4
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all you have to do is chmod +x the run file, and then change your /etc/X11/Xf86config-4 file like it says in the readme
 
Old 11-28-2003, 07:05 AM   #5
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The problem with the 9.2 is that you need the missing kernel-source I think Mandrake update will download it by now. Otherwise you kan get it on: ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrake/...Mandrake/RPMS/

After doing that you need to open a terminal as root. Switch a 5 into a 3 on a line in /etc/inittab 'd:5:initdefault:'.
Then you change in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 Under 'Section "Device"' - switch 'nv' into 'nvidia'. Reboot (make sure you know vi!! - ':wq' to save and exit, 'i' to insert, 'esc' to end insert). Type './{location}/NVIDIA...run'.

You shouldn't have any probs. Just change back the 5:er in /etc/inittab and it should start normally.

If it woun't work change back the nv aswell.

ps. this is from the back of my head. I know I read a good newbie guide on this forum somewhere. Hope it works for you!
 
Old 11-28-2003, 08:13 AM   #6
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Install the kernel sources (make sure it are the correct once for your kernel (use uname -a to find your kernelversion running on your mdk9.2, there are multiple kernel-sources so install the correct once)

then do as root sh blabla.run

but you have to kill your X server first, if you are running it as a deamon do in a terminal (non graphical, i.e. ctrl-alt-f1) as root /etc/init.d/dm stop
sh NVIDIAblabla.run
edit your config file
restart x by typing: /etc/init.d/dm start
 
  


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