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deathroks 02-13-04 01:39 AM

Help with installing nvidia drivers in linux please
 
Hello, im fairly new to linux, and im trying to install drivers for my ge-force fx 5200 graphics card in mandrake 9.2. I downloaded the Linux Display Driver - IA32 Version: 1.0-5336 and executed the shell command, but this is what i get:

Verifying archive integrity...
OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 1.0-5336
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nvidia-installer: Error opening log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for writing (Permission denied); disabling logging.
Error opening terminal: unknown.

Am i doing somthing wrong? Someone please help, thanks.

whig 02-13-04 02:35 AM

To install, shut down to console and execute the driver as root.

deathroks 02-13-04 02:50 AM

Ok, i logged in as root, went to the shell command, ran the shell, and it gave me this error:

Error opening terminal: unknown.

whig 02-14-04 01:43 AM

Were you still in X (the gui)? That could be the problem.


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