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Old 08-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #1
Tears Of Blood
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nvidia driver instal problem


ive got the hang of stuff now im just having a problem getting this nvidia driver to run in the konsole.

#/home/rgreene/Documents/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run: Permission denied

thats what its sayin when i try to run it. ive logged my password and its still giving me this gruf
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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are you doing this as root??
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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lol...what is this root you speak of?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:59 PM   #4
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You can't run it in Konsole either. You have to stop X running first.

In these examples, 'telinit x' is the number representing the full gui runlevel, and 'telinit c' the one for console-only.

Look in the file /etc/inittab to find out which runlevel you need.

As root do
Code:
telinit c
then cd to the directory where the NVidia installer is. Then, as root, do
Code:
./NVidia-installer-pkg-run
or whatever the name of the file is. NB don't forget the "./"

Follow the instructions you're given. Pay attention to the part about editing the Xorg.conf file.

Then do
Code:
telinit x
to restart the Xserver. If you see the NVidia logo, you're rockin'. If not, you did something wrong.

Last edited by mugstar; 08-28-2004 at 06:02 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:26 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tears Of Blood
lol...what is this root you speak of?
root is the super-user. the system adminsitrator. it's the only account on the system that can MODIFY the system and do whatever it wants (this also translates into "only root can damage the system" and applies to viruses and all that stuff) you need to be root whenever you have to do something to the system, such as installing a video driver, or configuring a hard drive, for example... whenever you are root, you have the power to do incredible damage, this is why you NEVER do anything as root unless you have to (as is the case with the nvidia driver)...

to "become root", open a terminal and type "su" and hit enter... it'll prompt you for your root password...

as was mentioned, you need to be in multi-user mode (without X) to install the nvidia driver...

on slackware, multi-user mode is runlevel 3, so you'd type in a terminal (as root):

init 3

that would stop the graphics server and drop you to a console... then you can run the nvidia installation (as root)... i'm not sure what the runlevel is on your distro, though... what distro are you using?? adding it to your lq profile is a good idea...

you can see the runlevel numbers in your /etc/inittab file...


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