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Old 10-24-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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How do I install nvidia drivers?

Running knoppix latest version

I started the installer for nvidia drivers (from the .run program obtained from nvidias site)

During the install procedure, got a message about rivafb would conflict or something.

(SIDENOTE: Thats strange however since lsmod never showed any rivafb)

Anyhow, after installing the, I reboot.

Now, note I havent even modified XFREE at all yet, nor have I even typed 'insmod nvidia' yet.

I rebooted, and entered my user/pass at KDM. Saw a bit of the KDE loading splash... then got the following error:

The application unknown (kdmgreet) crashed and caused the signal 11 (SIGSSEV)

I hit enter/ok and I'm put back at the login screen.

I suppose installing nvidia drivers isn't possible on knoppix? Has anyone got a way to install the drivers that actually works?

Any replies would be appriciated, desperate!
Old 10-25-2004, 12:09 AM   #2
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not with a live CD, but do a search here, someplace i have a link in the hardware section about installing nvidia drivers that is rather good.
Old 11-11-2004, 07:03 AM   #3
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i also tried to install the nvidia driver and got the exact same problem. i.e. the crash and signal 11 error. have you sorted it out yet, i would be interested to know how to fix it.

when i manage to get into kde by starting it from the terminal server i get stuck on the nvidia splash screen and all the desktop icons are double visioned. the desktop is totally unusable because the mouse has severe lag and becomes invisible. if anybody has experienced these problems and has solved them, please reply.


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