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Julian101 01-20-06 04:42 AM

Newbie display driver install problems
Im new to UNIX / LINUX and im experimenting with FreeBSD 4.10 to emulate a production server.
im trying to install the FreeBSD Display Driver - x86 for my GeForce 4 TI 4200, I have downloaded the driver and put it into a temporary folder i have
then used the command

make install

on the root of the folder however i get the following error

make: don't know how to make install. Stop.

If anyone knows how to correct this error it would be a great help.


Julian101 01-20-06 04:47 AM

Re: Newbie display driver install problems
Additional Information
The file im trying to install is NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178.tar.gz from the NVidia website
also logged in as root

zander 01-20-06 06:13 AM

Re: Newbie display driver install problems
You need to extract the .tar.gz archive and change to the directory created in the process before running the `make install` command.

Julian101 01-20-06 06:25 AM

Re: Newbie display driver install problems
thanks for your reply Zander,

I opened up the kde and downloaded NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178.tar.gz.

i created a directory called tempfolder on the root.

i right clicked on the .tar.gz file and choose extract to and selected the /tempfolder.

is this what you mean ?

Gnu_Raiz 01-20-06 07:22 AM

Re: Newbie display driver install problems
You do know that the driver is in ports right?

Let's do a little review, taken from the handbook, you can search for ports, or packages with the whereis command.

whereis package_name

Also you can search in the top directory of the ports tree.

cd /usr/ports

make search name=nvidia

This should turn up all the ports with nvidia in the name.

Then just cd into the proper directory in your case /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver.

Read the pkg-message, or the top of the make file for compile options using cat. Then type make install clean, and all you have to do is change your xorg, or xfree config file your done.


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