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Old 07-23-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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Stop X and install nvidia driver


I have a simple little TNT2 card that needs a drv installed to, and I have downloaded the 7667 drv pkg from Nvidia but have no idea how to install it. A couple of issues pop up. It wants me to stop X before the install and I don't know how to do that. Won't that shut down the GUI? Also the file came in as a shell script and I have no idea what to do with it. As you can tell Linux has me snowed for now,but SOMEDAY. Can really use some help for now and THANK YOU in advance for any offered.
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Old 07-23-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Is that Mandriva 2005 Limited Edition?
hope this helps;
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/nvidiainst.html
 
Old 07-23-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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Hey comprookie2000, I guess my old dumb brain just not ready for all this technical stuff, HA. I've tried several times to get this to install and not getting any joy at all. I think I'm following all the directions to the letter but usually winds up telling me the install failed. I'll think about for a bit and try again later Thanks for the help. I know you are right on it's just me.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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You can get it, don't throw in the towel yet. Most of us started just like you, I myself am not the sharpest nail in the box.What error's are you getting.You may need xorg-dev or the kernel-sources, not sure I don't know mandrake that well.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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From LIlo chose failsafe and login as root,go to location of driver by typing something like :cd /home/you/ than ./NVIDIA.......pkg 1run.By the way my Mandrake works better with original nv driver My VC is NVIDIA 2 MX 400 TV Out
 
Old 07-23-2005, 07:05 PM   #6
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Also when you are typing long commands from the command line type a few words then press tab to complete it, if it looks ok then enter,saves alot of typing and syntax errors.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 07:23 PM   #7
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ctrl + alt + backspace will kill any X server you have running so you can do an install... if you dont know already that is lol
 
Old 07-23-2005, 07:33 PM   #8
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But on some it will bring you back to the login manager.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 11:12 PM   #9
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To all you Guys that offered help THANKS. For now I'm going to go back and give Kubuntu 5.4 another shot maybe I can figure out how to get it installed there. I know I had trouble last time because it would not let me log on as root. When it asks for a PW for anything else ie: software install etc it accepts it but in the Konsole or after I kill X and try to log on all I get is an Authentication error.
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:36 AM   #10
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Originally posted by racethesun
ctrl + alt + backspace will kill any X server you have running so you can do an install... if you dont know already that is lol
On most distros that I have used, if you are running a login manager, x will just restart if you do ctrl-alt-backspace. The best way to stop the xserver is to do "init 3" as root (or /etc/init.d/*dm stop on Debian).
 
Old 07-24-2005, 07:41 AM   #11
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Hi,

I find the best way to install the driver is to perform the following:

When you are in your GUI load up a terminal window.

Type in vi /etc/inittab
Press the Insert Key on your keyboard
Locate the line id:5:initdefault: and edit it to say id:3:initdefault:
Press Escape.
Type in : and then wq.
Press enter. This will save the file.
Reboot your linux machine.
What will happen now is that Linux won't load the GUI.
next go to the directory where you downloaded the NVIDIA driver.
Type in: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run
Press enter.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
You also need to edit your xorg.conf file.
This link here will help you :

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...667/README.txt

When you have edited this file type in vi /etc/inittab
Press the Insert Key on your keyboard
Locate the line id:3:initdefault: and edit it to say id:5:initdefault:
Press Escape.
Type in : and then wq.
Press enter. This will save the file.
Next type in init 5
Your machine will start up and should display the nvidia Splash Logo.

I hope that this helps
 
Old 07-24-2005, 09:59 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by poochdog
Hi,

I find the best way to install the driver is to perform the following:

When you are in your GUI load up a terminal window.

Type in vi /etc/inittab
Press the Insert Key on your keyboard
Locate the line id:5:initdefault: and edit it to say id:3:initdefault:
Press Escape.
Type in : and then wq.
Press enter. This will save the file.
Reboot your linux machine.
What will happen now is that Linux won't load the GUI.
next go to the directory where you downloaded the NVIDIA driver.
Type in: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run
Press enter.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
You also need to edit your xorg.conf file.
This link here will help you :

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...667/README.txt

When you have edited this file type in vi /etc/inittab
Press the Insert Key on your keyboard
Locate the line id:3:initdefault: and edit it to say id:5:initdefault:
Press Escape.
Type in : and then wq.
Press enter. This will save the file.
Next type in init 5
Your machine will start up and should display the nvidia Splash Logo.

I hope that this helps
I don't really think its necessary to edit /etc/inittab and then rebooting the system just to install a set of drivers. Its like doing it the long way. Just firing up a console and typing "init 3" as root stops the xserver so that you can install the drivers. Once the drivers are installed and your /etc/X11/xorg.conf has been changed accordingly, you just do "init 5" to get into graphical mode.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 10:54 AM   #13
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Once again , Thanks for the input, I have another small problem,(hopefully one I can handle) and will be down for a short while, but will give this a shot as soon as we are going again.
TitaniumTaz
 
Old 07-24-2005, 03:22 PM   #14
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lol I must have been exepriencing a moment there!
 
  


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