Newbie Help , Need step by step nvidia driver install for Mandrake 9.2
Posted 16 July 2004 - 01:01 AM
and it says
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.
then i heard that im supposed to change something inna file.
Thanks for any help
Posted 16 July 2004 - 01:30 AM
Login as root or "su - root", then try the Nvidia driver install again.
Note that's "su - root" not just "su".
You'll need the full root environment just as if you've logged in as root.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 02:59 AM
Ah, well then it seems you might not have the 'binutils' package installed (although it
occurs to me you really ought have 'ld' on your system somewhere or else many more
things than the nvidia driver install would have problems).
'ld' ought to be in /usr/bin and '/usr/bin' should be in the execution path
(check with "echo $PATH" ).
the installation instructions indicate there's nothing you need to do other than
What's your "echo $PATH" looks like? can you "ls -l /usr/bin/ld"?
Can you tell me what you have when you run "uname -a"?
Can you verify the 'binutil' package is installed?
Would you know how to install the package if it's missing?
Posted 16 July 2004 - 04:37 AM
How do I install that package? I dont know what it would be under, and I had to configure my card as a Geforce rather than the proper version of geforce else i wouldnt have X, and that woulb e baddddd
Without laughing too much at me, I've grown tired of Windoze and all its blue screens and irq errors, and ive looked into that I can play my games in Linux so this will be my gaming system :), but I need some help getting it set up.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 05:54 AM
There is a special way to install that nvidia driver package.
You'll have to edit your /etc/inittab file. Become root and type "gedit", without the quotations and press enter.
click "open", and in the left hand pane, double click the "../ " 2 times.
In the left hand pane, scroll down to /etc and double click it.
look for "inittab" in the right pane, and double click it. gedit will then open the inittab file.
look for the line..
edit this line and change the "5" to a "3"
save, exit and reboot the computer.
This time, your "user manager thingie" will not come up for you to enter your name and password because you will now not be in X windows. You will have to enter your username and password at the command line to become root. Then go:
..and follow the instructions.
After completion, and at the command prompt, type "startx" and press enter. This will start X and will put you back in runlevel 5.
log in as usual, and return to gedit as above. Go back to /etc/inittab and change the "3" back to a "5". Also while in gedit, find and open /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, and look for a line under...
and where you see "nv", change it to "nvidia" (this time only, with the quotes just as you see them)
save this file, exit out of gedit, reboot, and everything should work as before except your new updated Nvidia module will be installed. If it is installed properly, from here on out all you will have to do is update your drivers which is very easy. Just become root and not in Xwindows, (and if you're online) type:
nvidia-installer --update [enter]
Posted 16 July 2004 - 08:57 AM
Posted 16 July 2004 - 06:02 PM
Driver "vesa" and I chnaged that to nvidia
but it said an option below it but i cant
tell you what it is caue it crashed
and this stupid thing isnt automounting my pendrive anymore
sometimes it did that, go in as root and it would automount the drive when i plugged it in
Posted 16 July 2004 - 06:16 PM
but does linux not support 32 bit?
i get 24 bit as maximum
and oh when i start x
it shows an nvidia splash logo before
I guess it should be a new post but when i run update all the programs disapear from the menu, and you cant do jack, cant edit the menu or anything.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:57 PM
Did you do urpmi binutils? "
It didnt say nv in the file
it said vesa (that was the previous driver)
so i replaced vesa with nvidia
I didnt do the binutils thing because when I reloaded the system after 5 or so times of messing misc stuff up, It never gave me that error.
If its working do I still need to do that bin util command?
Posted 16 July 2004 - 10:09 PM
I love learning new things in Linux!!
So, yes, you did the right thing, and should be good to go!