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Old 08-03-2004, 10:37 AM   #61
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Well that worked... kinda. Now it says 16 isn't supported. Go lower? O and I got this:

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:17 AM   #62
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If you only get the command-line prompt when you boot, you have booted into runlevel 3 (text mode). Runlevel 5 is the graphical mode. From the command prompt, type 'init 5' (without quotes) and press enter. That should get you to graphical mode.
Assuming that works, edit the file /etc/inittab. Look for the line which reads id:3:initdefault and change it to id:5:initdefault. Save the change, then reboot to see it boot to graphical mode.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:19 AM   #63
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Well I went lower to 8 and this is what I got:

http://img20.exs.cx/img20/6403/Linux.jpg

Yeah the pic is bad who cares? All that black is also black on the screen. If this is THE GUI... I DON'T WANT MANDRAKE!!
This is absolutly NOT the GUI from the screenshots on Mandrake. Yes I want to learn about Linux and I have Linux now but I also want a nice GUI like in Knoppix. If I have a nice GUI I'm probably gonna fully migrate to Linux. But this.... this can't replace WinXP. I couldn't even leave the GUI so I just unplugged my PC after trying everything.

EDIT: I guess I was a little too slow with posting. Well anyway before I do what u said (bigrigdriver) should I put default depth back to 24?

EDIT2: Well I just did the init 5 thing without changing back to 24 and then I got the same thing like on the picture. That's not what I want this is what I want: http://images.mandrakesoft.com/img/s...mdk92-scr3.jpg And really my PC and video card and whatever are great so I don't understand why I can't use 24....

Last edited by DemonFox; 08-03-2004 at 11:36 AM.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 12:08 PM   #64
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OK
Now what this is sounding like is a driver issue.
What video card do you have?
and btw: that link is dead

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Old 08-03-2004, 12:09 PM   #65
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You're askin me again? Well ok.... it's a GeForce FX 5200.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 12:20 PM   #66
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ok here goes:
you're going to install your first linux device driver
first off: go here
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-6106.html

download the specified file to C:\Linux\
now reboot into mandrake and do this
Code:
login: root
Password:
Last Login: xx/xx/xx
[root@Vigor11 root]# cd /mnt/windows/Linux
[root@Vigor11 Linux]# cp ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run /tmp/
[root@Vigor11 root]# cd /tmp
[root@Vigor11 tmp]# ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run
[root@Vigor11 tmp]#
After you've finished this, read This adn get back to me - ALSO - READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLING THE DRIVER ADN AFTER FOR HELP CONFIGURING IT

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Old 08-03-2004, 12:28 PM   #67
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Ok but "This" says I have to install it like this: "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run". Is ./ the same thing? And after I've installed it, should I put the default depth back to 24?

With reading u probably meant read and do this too huh?

Quote:
If you already have an X config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")

with

Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"
But what if I don't have a driver installed, should I just add " Driver "nvidia" " at the Device section? The guide doesn't say anything about that.

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Old 08-03-2004, 01:56 PM   #68
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Ok so I took a break and I just tried it and this is what I got:

Quote:
Invalid commandline please run ./nvidia-installer --help for usage information.
So yeah I tried the --help thing and this is what I got:

Quote:
No such file or directory
So can ya help me a little bit furter now? *sigh* All this just to get X to work.....
 
Old 08-03-2004, 02:06 PM   #69
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the file nvidia-installer is probably not executable. you must change the attributes of that file to do so. as root:

Code:
chmod +x nvidia-installer
then try

Code:
./nvidia-installer

hope i could help!!!!!!!!!!!!



 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:28 PM   #70
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Unfortunatly... it didn't. But thanks anyway! I learned a lot in these 2 days and in these 5 (maybe 6 if I post this) pages. But..... what does it matter if I can't get into the nice GUI? For me.... it would matter nothing coz I wouldn't use it.

The reason why your advice didn't work is coz I have to do this first:

Quote:
[root@Vigor11 root]# cd /mnt/windows/Linux
[root@Vigor11 Linux]# cp ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run /tmp/
[root@Vigor11 root]# cd /tmp
[root@Vigor11 tmp]# ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run
And after I do the last thing I get this:

Quote:
ERROR: Unable to find the system utility 'ld'; please make sure you have the package
'binutils' installed. If you do have binutils installed, then please check that 'ld' is in your path.
I've been doing this for 2 days now and it isn't funny anymore. I just wanna get into the nice lookin X. I'm gonna give it one extra day. If it's August 5th 00:00 my time and I'm still not there.... I'm just gonna try some other Linux and not Mandrake or Knoppix. Yeah Knoppix is alright but I don't want to use a Linux that's on a CD all the time.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:01 PM   #71
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do this:
Code:
urpmi binutils
this will install the binutils package
then retry what i told u 2 do
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:04 PM   #72
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and btw: in response to your last post
this is a learning experience. im telling you, you dont want to give up. work out the bugs, and the dependencies, it will go smooth as silk
you just need to get the development packages installed before you can compile/link/whatever adn you dont have them
stay the course, youll be glad you did
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:13 PM   #73
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Ok Ok I won't give up. But I won't be suprised if I'm still doing this next week. O and Linux says it can't find the command "urpmi".
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:31 PM   #74
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do it as root

Quote:

Ok Ok I won't give up. But I won't be suprised if I'm still doing this next week. O and Linux says it can't find the command "urpmi".


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and ya better not give up. i've put just as much time into this thread as u have lol

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Old 08-03-2004, 04:46 PM   #75
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I did it as a root.

And I'll never give up if u don't give up on helping me, ok?
 
  


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