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Old 05-04-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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Question Help, Can't install nVidia Drivers to get GUI working

Hey all.
I've been labouring over this hot computer for a few days now. I finally got my dvd and flash drive recognized in console mode by editing fstab and I finally got the driver moved from my flash drive to the hard drive where it can be installed only to be told that since I don't have an internet connection on my linux box and the installer can't dload a precompiled kernel interface that it would have to make one and it needs GCC which I know comes standard with SuSE. I'm running OpenSuSE 10.2 and the installer says it can't find GCC and that I should check if cc is in my path. I'm slightly confised, please help me.
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It may be easier getting on the NVidia website from a different computer and downloading their SuSE rpm file. The copy the file the same way using your pen drive and use the rpm command to install it.

You need to install the gcc package to get the gcc compiler. Gcc is a front end to the cc compiler. The gcc package supplies both.

To install the nvidia driver from there installer, you may need these packages:

rpm -qi kernel-syms
Name        : kernel-syms                  Relocations: /usr/src
Version     :                          Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 0.1                           Build Date: Tue 06 Mar 2007 10:44:03 AM CST
Install Date: Sat 24 Mar 2007 08:07:40 PM CDT      Build Host:
Group       : Development/Sources           Source RPM: kernel-syms-
Size        : 3898297                          License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 06 Mar 2007 10:46:57 AM CST, Key ID a84edae89c800aca
Packager    :
URL         :
Summary     : Kernel Symbol Versions (modversions)
Description :
Kernel symbols, such as functions and variables, have version
information attached to them. This package contains the symbol versions
for the standard kernels.

Installing this package before compiling kernel modules outside of the
kernel source tree adds symbol version information to these modules.
Modules without symbol version information can only be loaded on the
exact kernel version for which they were compiled. Modules with symbol
version information can be loaded into more recent kernels as long as
none of the symbols exported by the kernel have changed. This provides
a reasonable level of confidence but does not guarantee that the module
will work.

Last edited by jschiwal; 05-04-2007 at 08:09 AM.
Old 05-04-2007, 08:14 AM   #3
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In a console window, do 'which gcc' to get the path to gcc (something like /usr/bin/gcc).

Then do: PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin/gcc
export PATH

That will add gcc to your PATH.


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