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Old 12-20-08, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Can't find nvidia-installer??

Hello, I've been using Linux for a while now and I've installed this driver many times. I however just moved to an amd64 kernel, I'm running a K8 processor. So I downloaded the amd64 version of the nvidia driver and when I try to run the .run file I get:

Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 96.43.07........
.................................................. .................................................. ..............
.................................................. ..
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-96.43.07-pkg2.run: Line 791 ./nvidia-installer: No such file or directory

Yes, I'm running a legacy card. So, I do an --extract-only to verify the nvidia-installer is indeed in the archive, and it is. But when I try to run the nvidia-installer, I get the exact same result, even though I'm staring right at the file in the diretory, here is a snippet:

tim@twistednerve:~/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-96.43.07-pkg2$ ls -l
total 280
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 5725 Jul 2 14:45 LICENSE
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 262864 Jul 2 14:45 nvidia-installer
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 251 Jul 2 14:55 pkg-history.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 14 06:18 test.out
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Jul 2 14:55 usr
tim@twistednerve:~/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-96.43.07-pkg2$ ./nvidia-installer
-bash: ./nvidia-installer: No such file or directory


Last interesting thing, if I boot into one of my older K7 kernels, and attempt to run the ./nvidia-installer, I get: bash: ./nvidia-installer: cannot execute binary file

so the file is accessible. I know I'm likely doing something stupid. Any idea's?

-Tim
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Old 12-20-08, 08:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can't find nvidia-installer??

First off try using the 96.43.09 driver. Download the file and save it to your directory of choice.
Move to that directory and run:
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sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-96.43.09-pkg2.run
Then remove any driver you now have loaded using. Open terminal and run:
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sudo nvidia-installer --uninstall
Then load the driver like you have in the past.
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Old 12-20-08, 08:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can't find nvidia-installer??

Wouldn't you know it, I think I found my answer just minutes after posting here I found this on http://debian-user.blogspot.com :
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32-bit distributions with 64-bit kernels

Some distributions have the option of installing a 64-bit kernel for use with all 32-bit userspace programs. This configuration is not supported by the NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver. If you try to install the 64-bit driver package on such a system, you will receive an error like the following:

./nvidia-installer: No such file or directory

If you have this configuration, use your distribution's package manager to install a 32-bit kernel and then install the 32-bit version of the NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver.
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Looks like this is what is happening. Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-20-08, 11:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Can't find nvidia-installer??

all you need is a symlink linking /lib to /lib64

there are loads of binary-only packages that require this symlink
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Old 12-20-08, 12:12 PM   #5
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all you need is a symlink linking /lib to /lib64

there are loads of binary-only packages that require this symlink
That's because the x86_64 ABI specifies the 64-bit program loader to be /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2. You can't expect 64-bit programs to run without that.
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