Nvidia drivers

trackrat

Birmingham UK
#1
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
 

Glaanieboy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#2
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.
 

Geffy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#3
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
 

Geffy

OSNN Veteran Addict
#6
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
 

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