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Old 10-27-06, 04:40 PM   #13
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Yup, just found it.

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...0&#entry185490
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Old 11-16-06, 04:25 PM   #14
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I am having a similar problem to garrettgjb, when I run the .run file, it tells me that it detects x running, and that I need to exit it, but first I would probably want to change the xorg file, right? So I changed the xorg file manually, in the manner described here READ ME
and then i try to restart x, by simply restarting the computer, but it gives me the error that it can't find the nvidia driver, and it automatically goes back to the default settings, which means that it undoes everything I just did.

I have also done everything suggested at this page as well.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
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Old 11-16-06, 04:49 PM   #15
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@caleb705: What distro are you using? You need to get to a command prompt without X running to be able to install the Nvidia drivers at all. The method that Nvidia recommends is to type 'telinit 3' in a terminal window, I believe, but that makes an assumption about how your distro is set up. It does not work for Ubuntu, for example.

The method I use is to open a terminal, type 'sudo bash' to get myself a command prompt as 'root', then enter '/etc/init.d/gdm stop', as I use a Gnome desktop. If you are using KDE, you would need to change 'gdm' to 'kdm'. If you are using a different window manager, you will need to find out the equivalent.

That should shut down X, and you can then run the Nvidia installation script.

To restart X, you can use '/etc/init.d/gdm start' (or the equivalent for your window manager), or just restart your PC (I use 'reboot').

Hope that gives you some pointers, at least.



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Old 11-16-06, 05:51 PM   #16
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I am using FC 5 with gnome. i took your advice and I got it to run, I ran it and it gave me the error that it could not find the source tree for the kernel

exact error:
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM
installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed,
you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path'
command line option.
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Old 11-16-06, 06:15 PM   #17
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...install kernel-sources corresponing to a kernel you are currently running, then.
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Old 11-16-06, 06:15 PM   #18
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See:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
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Old 11-16-06, 06:15 PM   #19
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OK, now we're getting somewhere ;-)

That looks like you do not have any of the header files that the Nvidia driver installation needs to compile the driver module for your kernel. You will need to install the correct kernel-source files for your kernel. Check http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490 for info on any other stuff you may need.



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Old 11-16-06, 09:21 PM   #20
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I have also done everything suggested at this page as well.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
I've already done everything on that page, although I am running a dual processor, and adding smp to the kernel-devel (ie kernel-smp-devel) gives me an error, that it is an unrecognized command.
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