[SATLUG] Installing a PCI Graphics Card into Fedora 9

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 13:35:42 CST 2009


I've tried that (I believe) but I'm not sure what you mean by "without X
running"

educate the unenlightened....

Cheers!

Peter

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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Peter Cross
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"Experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions"
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