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Old 02-18-07, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Can't run the .run file

I've downloaded the appropriate .run file for my system and double-checked all the packages listed here http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490 are installed/uninstalled as required. But, I cannot open the driver to do anything with it. Whenever I click on the file all I get is a "cannot open file" message. There are no error logs to post since it's not even starting to do anything. Am I missing a package or something that I need to begin the installation? All the instructions at the above link tell me is to download it and run it. My monitor seems to work fine without the driver, but I'd like to make sure I have exactly the right driver so everything works properly.

I'm running ubuntu 6.10
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Old 02-18-07, 10:36 AM   #2
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Try to run it from a command window instead of clicking on it.
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Old 02-18-07, 11:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can't run the .run file

Switch to a console with alt+ctrl+F1 (until F6)
F7 is the X-Server on most systems.
  1. login as root
  2. switch to a non-graphical runlevel with init 2 (until init 5, init 0 is halt, init 6 is reboot)
  3. rmmod nvidia (if old driver module was loaded)
  4. sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run (type sh NV and use autocompletion with TAB)
  5. you will be guided through the installation process
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Old 02-18-07, 12:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can't run the .run file

You can add executable permission to file using:
chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run
then you can run it from console (remember to close graphical desktop first).
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Old 02-18-07, 02:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Can't run the .run file

hey, I've got the same problem.. and therefore I just cant start the X server

it returns the "error 4" message.. something about segmentation failure...

ANY help here is accepted

INFO:

MoBo: Asus M2NPV-VM
Proc: AMD64@1600
Linux: Debian 3.4.3-13sarge1/kernel 2.6.8-12-amd64-k8

my chipset is the nvidia6150 (yep, its onboard =/)
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Old 02-19-07, 02:42 AM   #6
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Default Re: Can't run the .run file

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pe1chl Try to run it from a command window instead of clicking on it.
That was the first thing I tried. Did it both as user and as root, no luck.

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Schugy Switch to a console with alt+ctrl+F1 (until F6)
F7 is the X-Server on most systems.

1. login as root
2. switch to a non-graphical runlevel with init 2 (until init 5, init 0 is halt, init 6 is reboot)
3. rmmod nvidia (if old driver module was loaded)
4. sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run (type sh NV and use autocompletion with TAB)
5. you will be guided through the installation process
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zbiggy You can add executable permission to file using:
chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run
then you can run it from console (remember to close graphical desktop first).
Neither of these worked, it says there's no such file or directory. I have both the 32bit and 64bit drivers downloaded, but can't access either of them. As for getting out of the graphical interface, that's no problem. Since I deleted all the packages listed in the link in my first post I have no drivers at all, need to reconfigure the X-server before I can do anything.

I've also tried re-installing from the live CD, but it's not working either. I get a pile of error messages, "expected null handler on exit", and it runs for hours without starting Ubuntu. This is odd because it's the exact same live CD I used for the initial install and the system ran fine for weeks before I started messing with this driver.
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Old 02-19-07, 05:48 AM   #7
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Default Re: Can't run the .run file

Well, part one of the problem is solved. Figured out I couldn't run the file from the command line because I wasn't in the right directory, duh! Ran it, went through the setup, no error codes. But, when I finished I got just a black screen, can't even get back to the command line to do anything.

Going to use this old heap to burn a new CD and try from scratch.
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