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Old 04-07-2003, 05:09 AM   #1
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installing Nvidia


well i found it and typed:

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ls -a System/nVidiaXFree86Drivers
[B]Then it showed the list of tar.gz files that were in the directory and they were:[B]

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NVIDIA GIX-1.0-4191.tar.gz : NVIDIA-KERNEL-1.0-4191-unified.tar.gz : NVIDIA_kernal-1.0-4191.tar.gz
I picked the one that has the file "unified" and a ERROR popped up saying:

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tar (child): NVIDIS_kernal-1.0-4191-unified.tar.gz: cannot open: No such file or directory

tar (child) error is not recoverble ecxiting now.
Please help me fix this error i want to extract it on my desktop
 
Old 04-07-2003, 05:26 AM   #2
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NVIDIS_kernal-1.0-4191-unified.tar.gz: cannot open: No such file or directory

not NVIDIA? :-)
 
Old 04-07-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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did you try version 4349? they released a new driver
 
Old 04-08-2003, 01:31 AM   #4
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Yes i tried all of them any clues about what this is?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 01:49 AM   #5
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why don't you try the NVIDIA***.src.rpms?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 02:25 AM   #6
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I done it finally but it keeps saying cannot open file or directory whats wrong?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 02:31 AM   #7
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you have the same problem with the rpms like the gezipped tarballs?
are you in the right folder?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 02:34 AM   #8
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whats this "gezipped tarballs"? im pretty sure im in the write file i tried it over 20 times.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 03:24 AM   #9
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NVIDIS_kernal-1.0-4191-unified.tar.gz is a gezipped tarball.

you should better try the .src.rpms like this:
-goto the folder including your NVIDIA_kernel-***.src.rpm and the
NVIDIA_GLX-***.src.rpm
-in a root-shell write: rpmbuild --rebuild <SRPM>, were <SRPM> is
your NVIDIA_kernel-**-.src.rpm and the NVIDIA_GLX-**-.src.rpm
-after this locate NVIDIA_kernel-**.i386.rpm
install your .i386.rpm's (located in the step below) with rpm -i <NVIDIA_*.i386.rpm> (were <NVIDIA_*.i386.rpm> is first the kernel and then the GLX rpm.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 03:27 AM   #10
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This will require alot of thinking of understanding that you know hmmm but thatnks anyways. Is there a better way of explaining it?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 04:53 AM   #11
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consider trying the new nvidia drivers; 4193 instead of 4191.
4193 is presented by nvidia in a nice installer; it should allow
installation without much user intervention. just click 'ok' a few
times and you're set. after installation, edit your XF86Config(-4)
file (in /etc/X11) and replace 'nv' with 'nvidia'. and comment 'dri'
and uncomment 'glx'. (i hope that made sense).
 
Old 04-08-2003, 06:38 PM   #12
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So what do we type instead inside the shell?
because i used everyone and didnt work
 
  


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