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Old 01-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Question nvidia driver installation?

ok ive been trying to get this driver to install and its driving me insane. i understand that u have to use the terminal to log into root by typing

su root
username and password

init 3 to get out of the graphic aspect of the OS

now what do i need to type in on this next screen which is the black command line screen?
Old 01-20-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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Ooof, It's a toughie out there in the GUI void, I know.

The first thing you need to know is, WHAT is the exact name of your NVIDIA driver file? then, WHERE is it stored? (Desktop works best for me, but storing it in your home file is also preferabl).

here are some commands you'll need:


(directory)This displays all the files and folders in your current location. By default, you should be in your home folder already.

cd folderName

this will change your directory to folderName. For example, to switch to your Desktop, type "cd Desktop" and REMEMBER the capital D. Linux is case sensitive. typing just "cd" will take you all the way back to your home folder. If your folder has a space in it, like My Pictures, then type
cd "My Pictures"
with the quotes around your folder.

As always, check where you are and where you want to go with dir
Once you are in the folder with your nvidia driver file, type:
sh nvidiaFileName
and don't forget the capitalization and extension part!
From there the installation should take over, and you should follow the directions.

TIP: it's best to rename your nvidia driver file to something easy to type, like nvidia.extension
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Before running sh nvidiaFileName, you'll need to give it executable permissions.
First type:
chmod +x nvidiaFileName
edit: Actually, sorry, you won't need it. You'd need it if you just wanted to execute it like that:

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Old 01-20-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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ok will give it a shot. ill let u know if i run into any thing
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You don't have to install manually the nvidia drivers on Fedora 10.

Install nvidia drivers on Fedora
Old 01-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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=) thank you very much for that info i think that should get sitckied for others.


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