Okay, how do I install this......

  • miden
Posted: Thu, 04/09/2009 - 05:24
How do I instal this file? I have tried using various methods from Linux.org, but I still cannot get it to work.. NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.44-pkg2.run Everytime I try it in the terminal it just says file not found, or must be logged in as root to run when I change the file to executeable.... very frustrating. As I am still new to Linux, a more detailed step-by-step would be good :) Thanks Dennis

64studio 3.0 beta3 xorg.conf "nv" & "nvidia"

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 04/10/2009 - 14:57
BackUp the original xorg.conf file before you begin. $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-backup1 Here's three examples of xorg.conf configuration details, 1) is the beta3 default xorg.conf. 2) Is what we need to add to the end of the default xorg.conf. 3) Is the final result for use with the free "nv" driver. Once the nvidia binary driver is installed we'll change "nv" to "nvidia" to run the binary driver. beta3 default: beta3 add details "nv" to the default xorg.conf beta3 with "nv" This last xorg.conf should work before you install the nvidia binary driver. Edit the xorg.conf as root (sudo). $ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf If you have any problems whilst configuring xorg.conf go back to the default. run: $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf-backup1 /etc/X11/xorg.conf Cheers! Dave.

System Check (kernel)

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 04/10/2009 - 13:01
Hi Dennis, If you haven't upgraded your system yet you will still have the default beta3 kernel packages installed. Follow through this post and we'll check. Tip: Copy\Paste or just Select\Paste. Left click to "select" text from the forum page or terminal, and middle click straight into a teminal or file. There is no need to copy\paste when using GNU\Linux. Run the command below and paste the results into ubuntu.pastebin link, and then post the details link back here. $ dpkg -l |grep 2.6.29 Cheers! Dave.

thanks Alex I will give that

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 06:35
thanks Alex I will give that a go :) Dennis

to run

  • alex stone
  • 11/30/07
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 06:24
Dennis, a quick how to that works for me. Put the file on your desktop, then reboot your computer into recovery mode. From recovery mode select "root prompt". When the prompt is up type in the path to the NVIDIA file. On my PC, this is done with: # cd /home/alex/Desktop (you need to determine which path is yours) When you've done this, you run the file as so: /home/alex/Desktop# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.44-pkg2.run The file will now run its course and install the driver. It will try and find a kernel module online, probably fail, then build one for you anyway. It will also offer to reconfigure your xorg.conf. I chose yes. When its done, and it tells you it's done, cd back to the root prompt, and type: # reboot This will, obviously, reboot your machine, and should then go straight into your new NVIDA xorg.conf, and continue from there. Good luck. Alex.

No go, Alex :( It just

  • miden
  • 04/08/09
  • Thu, 04/09/2009 - 20:39
No go, Alex :( It just kept telling me it could not run that file??? Dave (skullnotions) has recommended I hold back on the Nvidia driver..thus - ".....Nice to see you up and running. The kernel is going through changes at the minute so I'd hold back on the nvidia install for now. Take the time to see how your system is without it first....." So now I am now unsure if I should continue trying to install it just yet. From my windows experience it is the first main driver I install, but Linux is all new, And if this system is unstable as Dave says , it might be best. Although so far I have not experienced ANY issues with the 3.0 beta 3 release, except trying to instal the Nvidia driver LOL. Cheers Dennis