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Old 06-16-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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running the Nvidia driver installer


I'm trying to get Arch up and running and because i have a GTS 250 it seems that I have to use the new driver that isn't in the repositories just yet. I successfully downloaded it and when I go to run it i get "permission denied" I'm trying to access it from root, so i don't know how i can get more permissions, but i can open and edit it all I want, i just can't install the damn thing, can anyone help?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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In what form is the file you're trying to run? Is it a shell script (usually ending with .sh) or a compressed archive, like .tar.bz2 or similar? How are you running it?
Just a wild guess, if it's a script, try typing in your terminal

sh <scriptname>.sh
 
Old 06-16-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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I got it working but now my X11 isn't doesn't have "freetype" and i don't know how to get that module. My root user can happily startx but when i log into a normal user it locks up for some reason and won't start any suggestions?
 
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i am assuming it is one of the " nvidia???.??.???.run " driver
first X must NOT BE RUNNING . normaly something like this will do that
Code:
su -
tellint 3 ( or maybe "init 3 "or " /sbin/init 3 " )
relogin as root into the TEXT ONLY tty and cd to where you put the driver
( i copy it to / ) then to make it executable this---
Code:
cd /to/where/the/driver/is ( cd / )
chmod +x *.run 
--- then to install it ---
sh ./*.run
and fallow the onscreen instructions ( say yes to everything )
You WILL need gcc installed along with the CORRECT kernel source and headers for the kernel you are currently running .
 
  


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