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Old 10-30-2003, 09:51 PM   #1
chilehead
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Compiling.......


OK this is frustrating... I downloaded an NVidia driver to make TuxRacer work properly. I read the README file, and it stated that they had greatly simplified the installation process by packaging everything in a file called NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4499-pkg1.run. All I would have to do would be to run:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4499-pkg1.run

The problem is that the file that came with the download is a tar.gz. I extracted it and the above-mentioned file isn't in the package. What is going on? This is my first attempt at compiling and so far I'm not having much fun.... Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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what file/files did come in the tar.gz download ???

also

please update your details to include the version of linux you are using,
or include it in the post.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:12 AM   #3
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This is the link from NVIDA's site to the correct package.

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-4496-pkg2.run

Code:
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-4496/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run
this is the link, links get chopped for some reason.
This is a link to the README, read it if u have to.
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...496/README.txt

Last edited by Robert0380; 10-31-2003 at 02:17 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 06:48 AM   #4
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It downloaded as a .run file fine for me. Try downloading again.
However, before you do that, try going to the directory and typing: "./nvidia-installer" or something similar (try "./nvidTAB]"and see what comes up, or "ls nvid*").
That's all pretty much in the README file by the way
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:25 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll try the link when I get home...
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:42 PM   #6
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Robert0380:

I downloaded and ran the file.... Thanks! everything works fine now.

Thanks to everyone else for their input too!
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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Did you edit your applicable config file like the readme said?
 
  


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