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Old 09-23-2004, 09:00 AM   #1
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how do you install a RUN file to upgrade nvidia chipset?

After having some problems connecting to some internet sites, i've decided to upgrade my nvidia chipset drivers. Hopefully this will fix the problem, which may or may not be related to my nvidia integrated ethernet card.

Went to and into Platform/nForce Drivers > Unified Drivers > Linux.

Linux nForce Driver - IA32

Version: 1.0-0283
Release Date: August 13, 2004

Release Highlights for 1.0-0283:

Added support for Linux Installer
Added support for SoundStorm (Hardware Mixing supported)
Added support AC3 pass-through
Added support for Ethernet driver statistics and configuration information through procfs
Added support for 2.6 series kernels
Added a new audio application, NVIDIA NVMixer, to do Volume control per channel, input selection, Speaker selection, Speaker cloning, Swap mic to Center/Lfe & LineIn to Surround L/R

To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Download the Driver File
Download -

STEP 2: Begin Installation
From within a shell with root privileges, type "sh" to initiate the installation.

STEP 3: Review the NVIDIA Software License. You will need to accept this license to continue with the installation.

STEP 4: Review the Known Problems for any special installation instructions required by your platform.

STEP 5: Install
Follow the directions provided by the installer. The installer will prepare the driver and install the driver and application files in the appropriate place.

So just a quickie question really. Mandrake 10 automatically logs me in as Andy and when i logout it only gives me the option to click Andy and enter my password. I need to be in as root in order to install these drivers as it certainly hasn't worked on the Andy username. It just says "file or directory does not exist" even though it's on the desktop. Presumably this will allow me to install the RUN file with the drivers on as per the instructions without problem, unless anyone else has any tips on the matter?
Old 09-23-2004, 09:12 AM   #2
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i never installed nforce drivers, but from your post it looks pretty much the same proceedure as nividia drivers. that being the case, see my sig for nvidia install info. to answer you initial question about the login, in a terminal as root type init 3 (hit enter). that will kill X & drop you at a terminal login prompt. login as user, the su to root. you'll still be at command line.

the short answer on how to run the script would be, right click the link at the web site, save it to your hard drive, kill X, in terminal as root do........ sh Name-of-script-pkg1-run


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Old 09-23-2004, 12:11 PM   #3
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If your Nvidia chipset is anything like mine than you have to turn the hotplug off in the network configuration. Then again you said your having problems connecting to SOME internet sites. I fail to see how you could connect at all. Normally if you can connect to some sites than it's not a driver problem.
Old 09-23-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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It's mainly and and a few select others im having trouble with. But i clicked "Download Now" to get Shockwave Media Player for Linux and got the same message. Like i say most websites work for me without problems, but some produce the following error message for no reason:

An error occurred while loading

Timeout on server
Connection was to at port 80
Old 09-23-2004, 03:46 PM   #5
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You will need to make the *.run file executeable before you begin so that you can run it to install the drivers, otherwise the system will complain and say Permission Denied.
Press CTRL+ALT+F1 and Log in as root. then cd to the directory you downloaded the file to and run it with ./<filename>.run
Follow the instructions given by the installer and when it's finished reboot your pc.

Logging into a graphical display is inherently dangerous as you can damage your system configuration badly (and much faster) using the mouse. Think carefully before you go any further. If you really need to run an application as root you can alsways start it from your unpriviledged desktop by using the Run Command option on the KDE/Mandrake Menu and prefixing the name of the application with 'kdesu' This is much, much safer.

To get root to appear in the login list use the KDE Display manager. Open the Mandrake Control Centre and under System | Display manager select KDM. Mandrake produces a display manager based on the KDE version called MdkKDM which is a simplified version. You may be told that you need to restart the Display Manager for this to take effect.

Before you do, open the KDE Control Centre (which might be listed under the Mandrake menus as Configure Your Desktop) and go to System | Login Manager At the bottom of the tab there is an 'Administrator Mode' button. Click it and enter your root password to make changes to the details. Click the Users tab and remove the mark beside the users you want to appear in the Login Box and make sure that the 'Show Users' box to the immediate left is set at the 'Not Hidden' option. Click the 'Apply' button and close the control Centres and logout of your desktop.

The new login screen should be shown. If not get yourself to a console and login as root. Then do 'service dm restart'. The display manager will restart and you will be shown a login screen. You need to switch back to the console and logout, then switch back to the graphic display.


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