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Old 03-31-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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Cannot install certain patches on yast SUSE 9.1


I would like to know if anyone can tell me how I can install the following patches for SUSE 9.1:

fetchmsttfonts - Download Microsoft(r) TrueType Core Fonts

and

fetchnvidia - Download NVIDIA(r) Graphics Driver

I tried downloading them automatically from the Yast SUSE update application but it stalls at 50% when attempting to install them. is there another place that I can get these two patches?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Try again later. These patches (actually they are scripts) download packages from Microsoft/NVIDIA servers. Sometimes these are just down/slow. It may work the next time.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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I have tried downloading them several times. Sometimes there are other patches and they install fine but those two that I mentioned donot install.

thanks for your suggestion anyways.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 12:49 AM   #4
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try again and let them run.it takes a bit because the download is actually an installer script that starts another download.
the true type fonts take a while in themselves.30 minutes or so isn't abnormal for a fresh install,even with a fast connection.
as for the NVIDIA driver,it's actually faster to get the nvidia/linux driver and install it yourself.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 11:26 AM   #5
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Wink

thanks for your advice, I got the MS fonts patch to install well through YAST, I now get an error message when trying to install the fetchnvidia - Download NVIDIA(r) Graphics Driver

how do I download it and install it my self like you recommended?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 12:19 PM   #6
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NVIDIA driver page

then as root,open a terminal window
cd /wherever/you/saved/it to <----enter the full path, ie cd /root/Downloads
init 3 <----kills the x-server,driver must be installed with no gui running
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run -q <----starts the installer and removes older drivers if present

after the install completes enter:
sax2 -m 0=nvidia <----loads nvidia as module 0(zero) and starts the sax screen config.there is no need to enable 3-d;it's done by default,but may not show.
init 5 <----re-starts x.you should see the nvidia splash screen if everything is correct.
 
  


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