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Old 03-07-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
jakand
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Can't install nVidia driver on Suse 9.2 with YOU


Hello, im trying to install the nVidia driver for my Geforce FX 5700 Ultra.
according to nVidias site, there are two ways of doing this.
Either use Yast or download the .sh file.
I can probably get the .sh file working, but i would prefer to use YOU for it.
(Note: im running with danish language settings, so some names might not be 100% correct since im translating them back into english)

I start Yast -> Yast2 Modules -> software -> Online update -> selecting a random source -> next -> selects the 'Download NVIDIA(r) Graphics Driver' -> ok
and then i get an error:
Error during installation of update 'fetchnvidia.sh'
pressing details reveals this message:

ERROR(You:Efter-skript fejlede.) (I think the correct translation is: Youost-script failed)
/var/lib/YaST2/you/scripts/fetchnvidia.sh

I've checked the location, and the file does exist.
It doesn't help to change mirror.

anyone got an idea of whats wrong?

/jakand
 
Old 03-07-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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Try to run the script from its location on your HDD. As root, type
Code:
cd /var/lib/YaST2/you/scripts/
./fetchnvidia.sh
It should either work or give you a more descriptive error message.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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abisko00, i've tried doing what you said.
first of all, the file wasn't executable, so i used chmod a+x on it.

when trying to run it(./fetchnvidia.sh) i get the error:
bad interpreter: no such file or directory

do i need to install something first?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 08:46 AM   #4
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Download the script manually and try again:

ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/linux/suse/ftp.sus...fetchnvidia.sh

You could also try to run the script as
Code:
sh ./fetchnvidia.sh
But maybe it's just the NVIDIA server that is down at the moment and the script cannot access the driver. In this case, try again later. I had a similar problem with downloading the Microsoft fonts recently.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 08:52 AM   #5
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i tried downloading the script as you said, and this is what i got when running it as root:

./fetchnvidia.sh: line 1: -----BEGIN: command not found
./fetchnvidia.sh: line 2: Hash:: command not found
EULA:
info: "/usr/share/doc/nvidia/EULA.html" not found.
Fetching ... done
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run:
Fetching ... done
Installing ... done

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Switching the use of "nv" driver to "nvidia" driver
------------------------------------------------------------------------

# SaX generated X11 config file
Patching /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done

./fetchnvidia.sh: line 123: -----BEGIN: command not found
./fetchnvidia.sh: line 124: syntax error near unexpected token `('
./fetchnvidia.sh: line 124: `Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)'


there are som errors in the beginning and at the end, should i be concerned about that?
and is the driver installed now? how do i check it?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:00 AM   #6
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hmm, i tried to open the script in joe, and quoting from line 123:

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFBW+RkqE7a6JyACsoRAprsAJ9SPXySExuNjFQvQg1e5RF/ph2RpACf
co+9NtMqOseSrriol98tfeSWEDQ=
=vJrz
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

so, i shouldn't be to concerned about the last error, and the driver is installed?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #7
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Obviously the GPG signature is interpreted as command. I think you can ignore that...

What I find strange is that XF86Config has been modified instead of the xorgconfig. I thought 9.2 is using XOrg instead of XFree86...?

EDIT: How do you check it: restart your X server and see if it runs You should see in the config file, that the driver is now called nvidia instead of nv. However which config file depends on the X server (see above).

Last edited by abisko00; 03-07-2005 at 09:21 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:37 AM   #8
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XF86Config has been updated.
the only file called xorgconfig i can find is located in /usr/X11R6/bin/ and is a binary file, so it seems that XF86Config is the one used.

i'll try to restart in a couple of minutes, hope it works

Edit:
it worked!
before the loginscreen, theres a nVidia logo and
glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"
returns:
direct rendering: Yes

the glxgears benchmark is now giving 7242 fps (~300 before)

thanks alot!
now its time to try Cedega, looking forward to get it working

Last edited by jakand; 03-07-2005 at 09:54 AM.
 
  


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