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Old 09-07-05, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Need Guidance

I am new to Linux and do not get too much time to mess around on it to learn it's in's-n-out's. Try as I might I can not figure out how to install the video drivers. The whole command line thing gets me a bit confused. If anyone could reply with some dummy proof directions, I would greatly appreciate it.


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Old 09-07-05, 02:20 PM   #2
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Erosmenis,
Can you elaborate on what is confusing in the documentation?

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Old 09-07-05, 03:57 PM   #3
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9. SL Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9-IA32) / Novell Linux Desktop (NLD-IA32)
1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.
Update it - if not already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).

2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-7676.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run -q

3) Configure XFree86 with

sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)

NOTE: There is no need to try to enable 3D support. It's already
enabled, when the nvidia driver is running.
Of course I would be happy to, netllama. Since I am unfamiliar with command line inputing and editing in Linux I really do not know where to start. I tried using YaST2 to open the package, with no success. From there I really have no idea where to go or what to do!

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Old 09-07-05, 04:10 PM   #4
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Hi,

*sigh* just do what was written.
Install the kernel source package. (in yast2)
download the driver package
type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run -q into a console and hit enter
use sax as written.

How could it be easier?
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Old 09-07-05, 04:27 PM   #5
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energyman,

excuse my ignorance. Like I said, I am new to linux. When you say, "Install the kernel source package. (in yast2)" I don't fully grasp that concept yet. But I am getting there.
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Old 09-11-05, 01:43 AM   #6
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open yast2

go to the part, where you can install software packages

look out for kernel sources (there should be a search feature - I do not have SuSE installed at the moment)

install them (yast will tell you how)

then install the driver package (sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run -q)
use sax2 like you typed above

everything should be fine now.
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