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Skuzzle 01-09-04 01:19 PM

sh on .run file does nothing ??
i installed redhat 9 and had the usual problem with the fx5200 of no signal to screen.

So i downloaded the latest .run file from nvidia but when i type the:

sh NVIDIA-Linux..... blah blah.run - nothing happens at all just goes back to # prompt

any ideas what i'm doing wrong - complete n00b by the way.

Took me 3 hours to figure out booting to run level 3 - lol

Skuzzle 01-09-04 01:21 PM

also i take it i downloaded the correct file IA32 ??

or should it have been the IA 64 or what ??

System is athlon 2400
running fx5200 card.

borgzilla 01-09-04 01:50 PM

I doubt you have Itanium CPU so you don't need IA64 drivers.

To run nvidia installer you have to change its permission so type in console
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328.run

If you get a message like installer wont run in X mode type init 3 then repeat command ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328.run

You have to change XF86Config(-4) file after you install drivers but I assume you already know that ;)

Skuzzle 01-09-04 02:30 PM

ok i got to the point where i used the older version of the drivers - 4 something.

Now i need to know an exact path to the xf86config file and i only see that where i am looking not (-4) at the end - hope im looking in the right place.

Also what is the command to open the file for editing then saving etc ??

Complete n00b remember

Skuzzle 01-09-04 02:32 PM

by the way everything up to the editing of that file has worked fine so far.

borgzilla 01-09-04 02:44 PM

If you can boot into x with old configuration go to /etc/X11 directory
open XF86Config-4 with kwrite or gedit then change

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")


Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

restart x (ctrl+alt+backspace) and if you see nvidia logo you're fine

If you can't boot in x mode then type
cd /etc/X11
vi XF86Config-4
do the same as above
use arrow keys to navigate
"i" button to insert text
:w to save
:q to quit
init 5

good luck

Skuzzle 01-09-04 02:55 PM

cheers buddy - i think that should just about do it :D


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