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Old 08-03-2004, 05:52 PM   #76
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then try this as root

Code:
rpm -i binutils
this will blow out dependencies, which you must rpm -i first
 
Old 08-03-2004, 05:57 PM   #77
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Ok just so that I don't have to come back to the forum right away after I did this. What do I have to do after that?

urpmi binutils

or

Ugh.. won't take long and I need to get a new notebook...

Ah found it.

cd /mnt/windows/Linux

and bla bla bla.....

so urpmi binutils or cd /mnt/windows/Linux what do I have to do after that?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 06:39 PM   #78
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Code:
[root@Vigor11 root]# urpmi binutils
[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]#
this should install it successfully
if it spits out any more errors, urpmi those packages too
 
Old 08-03-2004, 06:55 PM   #79
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So just login as root and type

rpm -i binutils

Yeah I did that.... and NO!!!! It didn't work.

error: open of binutils failed
No such file or directory

EDIT: I HOPE ur at work. ur not gonna give up on me now!

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Old 08-03-2004, 11:50 PM   #80
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i was at work
eh... don't get your panties in a knot
now... as for this driver bizness
now type this:

Code:
urpmi binutils-2.14.90.0.7
if that doesnt work, try replacing urpmi with 'rpm -i' although, i dont think it'll work
 
Old 08-04-2004, 01:41 AM   #81
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It still says its not there, are u sure its in the root?

NOTE: installation requires that you have a linker installed.
The linker, usually '/usr/bin/ld', is part of the binutils package;
please be sure you have this package installed prior to installing the
NVIDIA driver.

But again about the 1 red FAILED in all those green OKs. It's not the eth0 there's an OK there. First I see 3 OKs and then a red FAILED. What is it? Maybe it's good if we know that before we continue this till next month and finally realize it was all about the red FAILED.

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Old 08-04-2004, 01:58 PM   #82
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you'll have to see what it is when you boot up
it it'f not the eth0, then it may be something serious
write it down...
 
Old 08-04-2004, 05:46 PM   #83
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It goes away so fast...

Well this is what I could get is it enough?

mounting intirid
kernel unmount

I'm not completly this is the red FAILED coz it there's a black line there.

I'm afraid I'm gonna have to reinstall or install a diffirent Linux....

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Old 08-04-2004, 06:01 PM   #84
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nope sorry...
I'll need more
 
Old 08-04-2004, 06:53 PM   #85
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Hmmm.... think I'll just wait till after I sleep and take a picture (it's too dark for the camera) coz then I'll be absolutely sure I got everything.
 
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I was a new user of Linux with a troublesome onboard video setup (SiS 740). At the time, no distro would run X, at least not without a lot of work. I tried different live cds until I found one -- an older version of PCLinuxOS -- that handled my card at 800x600.

You might try different live cds to find one that works well, boot from it, then look at the XF86config and similar files used by the cd to see what works so well. You can save the files onto a floppy or other storage medium and even print them. If you install the distribution and there is a difference that prevents you from running X, you can compare them and perhaps overwrite all or part of the files that don't work.

From reading the thread, Knoppix seems to work for you from the cd.

I have heard that Mepis (Debian/Knoppix-based) has good drivers for Nvidia, and apparently the recent PCLinuxOS has some too. It's also based on Mandrake, with a good choice of apps.

Another option: get another video card, something a bit older so that it is likely to be widely supported. Until I found a solution to my lack of an AGP slot, I ran Knoppix 3.3 using an old 2mb PCI card from ATI and switched back and forth in the BIOS, as needed. I shudder at the memory of crawling under my desk to switch monitor cables....
Perhaps you might not have to switch, if it worked well for both OSs.

Just my 2 cents. No guarantees. Don't give up on Linux. I had my journey through the darkness of un-X, but I'm doing fine now.

Now...I..must...get...to...bed...zzzz....
 
  


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