Nvidia drivers

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by trackrat, May 24, 2004.

  1. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    Have just installed MDK 10 and their is no driver to support my graphics card (GF5700) so I went onto the Nvidia site and downloaded the driver and burnt it to disc.
    Then I started up the Linux computer and went into root mounted the cd and checked the cd directory was available(mkdir /mnt/cdrom) then entered init2 to cancel Xserver and get into text, then I typed cd /mnt/cdrom to access the cdrom directory and followed the installation instructions from the Nvidia site which said to type
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
    and when I press enter it is coming up as no such file or directory.
    I need these files installed so I can get a legible GUI as at the moment I can only work in text.
    Can anyone see where I have gone wrong.
    The command reads like this,
    [root@localhost cdrom]#sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Most likely it's a RPM which have to be extracted first. I am not sure though, it's been a while since I played with Mandrake (8.0 at the time) and nVidia drivers.
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    how did you go about mounting the CDROM drive??

    maybe try this
    rmdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /mnt/
    cd /mnt/
    cp NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run /root/
    cd /root/
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

    this assumes that /dev/cd0 is your cdrom device node
     
  4. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    Managed to get it to run, now it is telling me that their is no matching kernel interface.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  5. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    if i'm not mistaken, that package is for RedHat. i have not seen drivers for Mandrake.
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    the redhat and mandrake drivers should be roughly the same as they are pretty much the same distro, or they were back in their version 7 days
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    There should be no difference at all.

    Its a package that is created for all systems. Type your error into google and see what you get back, try http://google.com/linux

    like i said it makes no difference between the distro's.
     
  8. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    it was the right driver it is all up and running now thanks for your help