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Old 09-10-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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Nvidia Driver problem

Ok I went through Prouds post on how to install Nvidia video drivers and received a error I thought after all the good stuff I've seen out of here since I started working with Linux you guys could help me out. The error is

"ERROR: Unable to find the system utility `ld` ; please make sure you have the package 'binutils' installed. If you have the binutils installed, then please check the `ld` is in your PATH


anyone got any clues on how I can fix this problemm.... BTW this is a fairly new install of mandrake 9.1. About 2 days old.
Old 09-10-2003, 11:38 PM   #2
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Ok I tried installing the binutils but got this message when I executed the program

[root@pcp703661pcs hampm]# rpm -ivh binutils-
error: failed dependencies: is needed by binutils- is needed by binutils- k is needed by binutils- is needed by binutils- is needed by binutils- -1mdk is needed by binutils- is needed by binutils-
Old 09-11-2003, 10:02 AM   #3
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It sounds like you are trying to install the x86_64 version of binutils, which is probably not what you want. The x86_64 is for the new 64-bit processors.

You probably need the package with _i686 or _i386, etc.

I don't use Mandrake myself, but it's highly unusual for a distro not to install binutils as a standard package. Are you sure it's not there?

Try running "which ld" to see if it finds it, or even "locate ld" if it is not in your path. If locate finds it, you just need to adjust your path and recompile the drivers.
Old 09-11-2003, 11:17 AM   #4
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it does look like you are trying to install the 64bit driver. check the nvidia site again, there is one for 32 bit that *should* work like a charm


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