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Old 06-27-2003, 05:12 AM   #1
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Post Problems with NVIDIA Video Drivers

I'm new to the Linux world. In fact, I barely installed Linux yesterday for the first time. So sorry if I sound like a total newbie, but I believe I'm in the right forum for that.

Okay so here's my problem:
I can't seem to install the drivers for my Geforce 4 video card. I followed the instructions.

1. CD into the directory where the drivers were downloaded.
2. Logged in as root.
3. typed the command "sh"
4. I get this message:
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.

What is it I'm doing wrong?

Old 06-27-2003, 05:33 AM   #2
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Which distro are you using?
Old 06-27-2003, 05:43 AM   #3
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Mandrake Linux 9.1 with KDE 3.1
Old 06-27-2003, 06:08 AM   #4
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There is another thread about the same problem.

Could that be something?

Old 06-27-2003, 06:26 AM   #5
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Haven't read that thread but I can also certainly say the development tools are NOT installed. you'll need gcc and a few other bits.


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