[SATLUG] Installing a PCI Graphics Card into Fedora 9

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 13:33:32 CST 2009

Peter, you need to type that command in Step 1 as the root user and
without X running:

Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run" to install the driver.

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Peter Cross <pjcrux at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK to set the record straight... I'm new to Linux and am attempting to bone
> up on other platforms before beginning cert classes and testing.
> I'm at the end of my rope! I'm using Fedora 9 with the Amahi Repo to run as
> a home server for backups, file sharing, FTP, etc. I'm trying to install a
> graphics card so that I can use my tv as a monitor instead of having to take
> apart the home computer. The War Department (AKA the missus) has delivered a
> declaration of hostility to me via a certified ultimatum to get the server
> up and running or to take it down.
> The following instructions were provided by nvidia to install a 5200:
> *STEP 1:* Review the NVIDIA Software
> License<http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html>
> .*(ok... did that)*
> You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.
> *STEP 2:* Download the Driver File *(easy peasy)*
> *Download* - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12.pkg1.run<http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.12/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run>
> SuSE users: please read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer
> HOWTO<http://www.suse.de/%7Esndirsch/nvidia-installer-HOWTO.html>before
> downloading the driver.
> *STEP 3:* Install
> Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run" to install the driver. NVIDIA
> now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X server
> configuration file<http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvidia-xconfig/nvidia-xconfig-1.0.tar.gz>.
> Please see Chapter 3 of the
> README<http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.12/README/chapter-03.html>or
> run 'man nvidia-xconfig' for details on usage. Instructions for those
> wishing to edit their X config file by hand can also be found in the
> README<http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.12/README/index.html>
> .*(Not sure what this Means! HELP)*
> If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Linux
> discussion forum<http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14>.
> If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in
> English) to linux-bugs at nvidia.com.
> When emailing linux-bugs at nvidia.com, please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log,
> which is generated by running "nvidia-bug-report.sh".
> I've logged in as the root and tried to run the command string but then it
> states that the "user is not valid"
> I've gone into the permissions on the file and changed it so that it will
> run as an executable file.
> Please help this young Jedi Padawan....
> --
> Cheers!
> Peter Cross
> San Antonio, TX 78233
> "Experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions"
> -James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 51
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Jeremy Mann
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