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Posted on 02-09-08 05:04
ok once i get this last problem sorted out my linux os should be fully functional. I have wine, I have my nvidia graphics card, I have everything I need to be able to run windows games and apps on my computer, however there lies one last fucking issue. when i try to download my nvidia driver the way the nvidia site tell mes me to I get ERRORS i am told to go into "text mode" and set it up there which im doing using ctrl+alt+F2, from there im signing in as root user and am supposed to enter the directory and file name to install. below is an exact copy of what happens when i enter text mode:

i'd gain root access. from there I encounter no problems.
Then would open the directory by using this command
cd /home/xzebrax/Download
then i would get in that folder and type the following line
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg#.run
then it gives me this error:

sh: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg#.run: no such file or directory but i am POSITIVE thats the name of the file and directory its in. can someone please tell me what the fuck is going on? lol.
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Posted on 02-09-08 05:22
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then i would get in that folder and type the following line
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg#.run
then it gives me this error:

sh: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg#.run: no such file or directory but i am POSITIVE thats the name of the file and directory its in.


This should've been posted in your other thread, since it is the same problem. Also, switching to a VT using Ctrl+Alt and a function key doesn't actually stop X... so, the Nvidia installer wouldn't run, anyways.

To stop X (X Server), type either "init 3" or "/sbin/init 3" at a terminal as root, or press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.

Verify the permissions on the Nvidia file by running "ls -la" in the directory the file is located in. If it's not executable, just chmod it to 777... you can just delete it as soon as you're done installing it or chmod it back to 444 if you want to hold onto it.

Once you've gotten past that, type "./" (without the quotes), followed by the first few letters (case-sensitive) of the file name, then press the TAB key. That way, we can rule out typos as well.

Post back with a detailed description of what happens.


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Posted on 02-09-08 05:35
THANK YOU THE DRIVER IS NOW INSTALLED! but now i need to know if x server is back on or if i need to go into the "console mode" thing again and restart it by typing like /sbin/init 5. thanks for all of your help and for tolerating me being the biggest noob ever lol.
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Posted on 02-09-08 05:39
To start the X Server, just type "startx" at the command line. It will still start automatically on a reboot and such as well. Don't apologize for being a noob... that's more annoying than actually being a noob. Just ignore it and keep learning.


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Posted on 02-09-08 05:48
i typed startx on my terminal and it said x server is already running. now I did all this shit just to get a few games on my computer to work. Now I don't know what the fuck is going on but it only opens the "Connecting steam account" part when I try to open Counter-Strike: Source. I don't know if it's because x server really isn't on, I don't know if its because I need to update wine, etc. It's all just so fucking frustrating and confusing. Hopefully you'll be able to figure this out.
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Posted on 02-09-08 05:57
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i typed startx on my terminal and it said x server is already running. now I did all this shit just to get a few games on my computer to work. Now I don't know what the fuck is going on but it only opens the "Connecting steam account" part when I try to open Counter-Strike: Source. I don't know if it's because x server really isn't on, I don't know if its because I need to update wine, etc. It's all just so fucking frustrating and confusing. Hopefully you'll be able to figure this out.


For starters, you need to calm down and just stick to the point... whether you're frustrated or not doesn't really matter to me. I'm offering to assist you and, as such, you shouldn't waste my time with all of that bullshit.

First, restart the computer... that will close out any instances of X Server and get a new one started with the new settings (if the Nvidia installer updated your Xorg.conf file with the new driver). Also, check the Wine Application Database (Google that) to make sure that Counter-Strike: Source is a program that has been found to work in Wine. Other than that... we have to see how that goes.


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Posted on 02-09-08 06:00
And what if the nvidia driver didn't update my xorg.conf file how would i manipulate/change/update it?
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Posted on 02-09-08 06:13
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And what if the nvidia driver didn't update my xorg.conf file how would i manipulate/change/update it?


Navigate to "/etc/X11/" in a terminal and type either "nano -w Xorg.conf" or "nano -w xorg.conf". Then, scroll down to the Device section (I think) and you should see an entry for the driver it's using. If the Nvidia installer updated it correctly, you should see "nvidia" listed as the driver it's using. If not, write down the driver that it's currently using and try changing the driver to "nvidia", then restart your computer. If you're unable to get to a GUI after that, go back into the conf file and change it back to the driver you wrote down. Post back with how that goes.


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Posted on 02-09-08 12:31
i did exactly what you said and now my computer can only run fedora 9 in init 3. when i switch over to init 5 my screen just goes black. now just to check if this is the problem how do i remove the nvidia driver I installed wouldn't it just be

rm <filename and directory here>

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Posted on 02-09-08 13:05
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i did exactly what you said and now my computer can only run fedora 9 in init 3.


No... because if you had done exactly what I said, you would be able to get into the GUI after putting it back the way it was. HERE is what I said:

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write down the driver that it's currently using and try changing the driver to "nvidia", then restart your computer. If you're unable to get to a GUI after that, go back into the conf file and change it back to the driver you wrote down


If you screwed up and forgot to write down the driver that was listed before you put in "nvidia", pat yourself on the back for not paying attention. If you did forget, go back into your xorg.conf file and change the driver to "vesa", then restart; that should get you back into a GUI (although probably with lower video quality than you had to start with).

Be sure to READ before doing when you're not sure of what you're doing.


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Posted on 02-09-08 13:43
One thing that sticks out to me, something that i've done a ton when trying to install something like that, is that you may not have copied the xorg.conf.new into the /etc/X11/ directory. when you ls your root folder is it still in there? if so you need to simply move it into the folder. Backup your older xorg.conf file and then just copy the new one over. Not saying that's gonna be the solution, but I have done it a few times when installing Arch.




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Posted on 02-09-08 14:05
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One thing that sticks out to me, something that i've done a ton when trying to install something like that, is that you may not have copied the xorg.conf.new into the /etc/X11/ directory. when you ls your root folder is it still in there? if so you need to simply move it into the folder. Backup your older xorg.conf file and then just copy the new one over. Not saying that's gonna be the solution, but I have done it a few times when installing Arch.


That only applies when he uses one of the commands to configure Xorg ("Xorg -configure", for example); since he's modifying it directly with a text editor, that doesn't apply. He's modifying it in place.


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That only applies when he uses one of the commands to configure Xorg ("Xorg -configure", for example); since he's modifying it directly with a text editor, that doesn't apply. He's modifying it in place.


Ah, ok. Just looking to find suggestions for you guys to try.




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Posted on 02-09-08 19:51
despite what i said in trying to actually get this to work in fedora i've just realized all along that everything i've done with ubuntu was much easier and even the eye candy shit that doesn't matter like compiz went smoother and so did windows apps. thanks for your help zephyr and sorry to let you down but this is my final decision. nothign is working in this piece of shit operating system they call fedora core 9 i'm going back to ubuntu 7.04...if i can find the disc for it lol.
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i'm going back to ubuntu 7.04...if i can find the disc for it lol.


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Posted on 02-09-08 23:28
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despite what i said in trying to actually get this to work in fedora i've just realized all along that everything i've done with ubuntu was much easier and even the eye candy shit that doesn't matter like compiz went smoother and so did windows apps.


That's because you don't have to actually do anything with Linux to make that work. Anyways, have fun... when you're ready to learn Linux, you'll switch to a better distro.

thanks for your help zephyr and sorry to let you down but this is my final decision. nothign is working in this piece of shit operating system they call fedora core 9 i'm going back to ubuntu 7.04...if i can find the disc for it lol.


No sweat off my back... it's your computer. Just remember, though:

It's not the OS that sucks. It's your Linux skills, which is why Fedora won't do what you want it to.


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Nothing like moving backwards. If you want FC9 to work for you learn and advance otherwise you'll be stagnant. People should always further their
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