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Old 01-31-04, 01:48 PM   #1
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I'm brand new to Linux, I just wanted to try out a new OS other than Windows, as I know linux is better My problem is when I "startx" in console (Redhat 7.3) it does IO error 104 and all that good stuff. So I'm not sure how I go about doing this but I burned a linux video driver onto CD and I'm trying to install it from there. I tried doing cd /mnt/cdrom but no files displayed. (ls command) If anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

Graphics Card: GeForce FX 5200 256 MB
Processor: 3.0 Ghz 800 Mhz FSB
Video Card Driver: Not sure, default one? Never installed driver I believe.
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Old 01-31-04, 02:11 PM   #2
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"all that good stuff" ?

"I tried doing cd /mnt/cdrom" ... a bonus would be mounting it first ... ie. mount /dev/device_that_belongs_to_the_cdrom /mnt/cdrom
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Old 01-31-04, 02:18 PM   #3
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on IO Error 104 its just like everyone elses... no screens found mostly and contact them. I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean by device that belongs to cd-rom, Like D:/ drive?

thanks for the help though steve
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Old 01-31-04, 02:53 PM   #4
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ok scratch that I got my cd-rom mounted but I'm having a problem running the file. it says this when I run it,

"Unable to find the system utility "ld" ; please make sure you have the package "binutils" installed. if you do have binutils installed, then please check that "ld" is in your PATH.
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Old 02-02-04, 06:43 AM   #5
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in order to read anything from the cdrom it has to be mounted with a command like this

mount /mnt/cdrom

then you can cd to /mnt/cdrom and there will be somthing there. once you have this done i belive that the NVidia ".run" file must be copied to yoru hard drive in order for it to build and install, this is because your cdrom is a read-only file system. so

sh NVIDIA(version info).run

and that shoudl take care of it...except you need to open the file

/etc/X11/XF86Config and edit the line that says

driver "nv" to say driver "nvidia"

then try starting X
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Old 02-02-04, 08:07 AM   #6
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make sure you have gcc, binutils, and your kernel headers installed
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This is probably a really stupid question but... How exactly do I save my changes when I edited XF86Config? I'm in a text editor that let me change it around a little bit, not the command XF86Config
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which editor?
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I believe i used the command vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
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Old 02-04-04, 05:59 PM   #10
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Hello dns,

Just type ":wq", then press the enter key.
1) ":" is for changing to command mode from insert mode.
2) "w" is for write (means updating/saving) your current file.
3) "q" is for quitting the vi editor.

If you just want to save without leaving vi, then just
type ":w".

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