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Old 12-08-02, 12:02 AM   #1
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Question how do i install suse 8.1 drivers?

i ran NVchooser and it said I need
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.suse81.i586.rpm
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.suse81.i586.rpm

the only rpm i see for suse 8.1 are
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123

where the heck do I find 2960 for suse 8.1

P.S. i tried installing 3123. the kernel installed fine but the GLX said
NVIDIA_GLX unpacking of archive failed:cpio: read failed-Bad file descriptor
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Old 12-08-02, 07:57 AM   #2
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You're using an old NVchooser.

You should be able to use the same RPMs off the download page with no problems, just replace 2960 with 3123 and it should work.

cpio errors are usually an indication of a corrupted download. Try running md5sum on the file you tried to install (actually, run it on both), and make sure that the MD5sum matches what's posted on the download page. If it doesn't, try to redownload.
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Old 12-08-02, 08:44 AM   #3
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what is md5sum and how do I use it
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Old 12-08-02, 04:15 PM   #4
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It's a program that calculates a checksum of the file.

You run it by doing what I said -- type md5sum filename into a command line, replacing "filename" with whatever the actual file name is, of course.
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Old 12-08-02, 04:22 PM   #5
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thanks I have it working now
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Old 12-08-02, 05:19 PM   #6
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Did you install the rpms with Yast2?
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Old 12-08-02, 05:32 PM   #7
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I didnt. i downloaded the rpms to my desktop then I opened x root terminal and typed in init 3
that will take you to the console once there log in as root and type in the location where your just downloaded rpms are once youre there type in rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel~
the "~" stands for what ever kernel your installing and press enter then type rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX~ for the GLX file and press enter if you get an error like something or other :cpio: then redownload the file but if it says the that the new GLX file your trying to install is in conflict with another then type
rpm -e NVIDIA_GLX~ for what ever the GLX was that the new one was in conflict with press enter then type
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX~ for the new GLX rpm you are installing hope that answers your question.
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Old 12-09-02, 11:42 AM   #8
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Click on the rpms and Yast should open up. Once in there, there should be a button saying "Install with YaST". I dont have any problems installing any rpms with YaST. YaST should tell you about dependencies and possible conflicts and should tell you what you need to do to fix the problem... (ie uninstall a program, etc).
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thanx ill have to do that when the next driver release comes out
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