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Old 02-25-04, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Mandrake 9.2+Nvidia 5200+binutils@#$%^+a migraine= No install love

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dell 2350
nvidia 5200 pci
mandrake 9.2+2.4 kernel+updates to existing system

Ok,

I've seen this situation posted ad-nauseum on here while trying to get this running, but something is eluding me. It's not the first time.

I've had the installer ask me for binutils, so I've gone and installed the "two" packages to satisfy this... libbinutils2 and binutils. In reading another thread here, I saw someone suggest running "ldconfig". I thought this sounded like a good idea and tried it, but the result was the same.

I guess my question is, if Mandrake says I have binutils installed but nvidia cant see it, how do I help nvidia find it... so I can get past this driver crap and get on with my life.

This whole scenario kinds of gives one a new perspective when they read about linux being a "viable alternative" on the desktop, don't you think?
Wait... there I go bitching about something that's free again.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-25-04, 03:09 PM   #2
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The NVIDIA installer needs ld, the GNU linker; if Mandrake's binutils package doesn't ship it, it's broken (I seriously doubt that).
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The NVIDIA installer needs ld, the GNU linker; if Mandrake's binutils package doesn't ship it, it's broken (I seriously doubt that).
I know that is what it is asking me for, but if I've installed it correctly (via urpmi) it still does not make it's presence known to the nvidia installer. So I guess my question is more specifically - assuming the binutils package installed correctly, how do I define the path/location of "ld" so nvidia is happy?

edit -- also, ldconfig seemed to do something , so I can only assume Mandrake is satisfied it's there.
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The nvidia-installer application looks for ld in your PATH; ld is commonly installed in /usr/bin.
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Old 02-26-04, 05:57 AM   #5
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Dunno if this helps but i went thru all that with mandrake til i discovered that the kernel isnt included on the cd - once i downloaded and installed the kernel the nvidia drivers installed no problem. Maybe you sussed that out already but just in case
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