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Old 10-01-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
woopud
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NVIDIA driver installation


I downloaded the Nvidia driver and tried installing it according to the instruction but get the following error:

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

OK

Bert
 
Old 10-01-2005, 08:49 AM   #2
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I suppose the logical question is - do you have binutils installed? We're not mind readers.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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good question, i'm pretty new to Linux, how do i go about to find out if it is installed ?

Bert
 
Old 10-01-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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On Slackware the easiest way is just see if the package information is there:
ls /var/log/packages/binutils*
 
Old 10-01-2005, 09:28 AM   #5
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Binutils contains the following programs: addr2line, ar, as, c++filt, gprof, ld, nm, objcopy, objdump, ranlib, readelf, size, strings, and strip.

You probably have it installed. Its more likely that you have a misconfigured path environment variable. Type 'which ld' (hopefully you have which installed) to see where ld is located on your system. Next, check if that location is part of your path. Its probably not...then you should add it.

If all this sounds complicated you need to get a nice beginners book on linux and read it. =)
 
  


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