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Old 01-23-06, 04:08 AM   #1
biggreen96
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Question Linux n00b Q: what to do with Makefile

I keep running into this problem while trying install progs and such.
I DL a .tar.gz and it contains a Makefile and from there im lost.

specificaly this time im trying to use the nvidia xconfig utility. (nvidia-xconfig-1.0)

so I get into the terminal and into the working directory and...
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Old 01-23-06, 10:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Linux n00b Q: what to do with Makefile

The nvidia-xconfig utility is installed with 1.0-8178, so there's normally no need to download the source separately unless you wish to perform some kind of development with it.

If you wish to build it manually, all you need to do is run 'make'.

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Old 02-01-06, 08:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Linux n00b Q: what to do with Makefile

to install, run make install

be sure to be root

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Old 02-10-06, 06:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Linux n00b Q: what to do with Makefile

im trying to do this one too.

Im logged in as root and i have the xconfig extracted to root/nvidia-xconfig-1.0 so all the files are in that folder. I am so confused as to how to write the command.

This is my first attempt at using Linux so im very very green at getting the commands right .

Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 02-12-06, 10:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: Linux n00b Q: what to do with Makefile

launch a terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+[F2-F6] then login as root, finally:
Code:
cd nvidia-xconfig-1.0
make install
Press CTRL+ALT+F7 to bump back to your graphical side.

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