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Old 02-13-04, 12:39 AM   #1
deathroks
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Default 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.
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Old 02-13-04, 01:35 AM   #2
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To install, shut down to console and execute the driver as root.
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Old 02-13-04, 01:50 AM   #3
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Ok, i logged in as root, went to the shell command, ran the shell, and it gave me this error:

Error opening terminal: unknown.
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Old 02-14-04, 12:43 AM   #4
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Were you still in X (the gui)? That could be the problem.
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