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Hello, Im shizz. I need a little guidance with Mandrake 9.1, at the current moment I'm trying to install my video card, nVidia GeForce FX 5200, and I've run into ...
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    Mandrake 9.1 > installing nvidia drivers help!


    Hello, Im shizz. I need a little guidance with Mandrake 9.1, at the current moment I'm trying to install my video card, nVidia GeForce FX 5200, and I've run into trouble. I've gone to nvidia.com and downloaded the file I'm pretty sure is the correct one I need and I did as follows:

    downloaded: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-7174-pkg1.run
    opened a terminal
    [root] "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run"
    it does it's thing and then tells me

    ERROR: Unable to find the system utility `ld`; please make sure you have the
    package 'binutils' installed. If you do have binutils installed,
    then please check that `ld` is in your PATH.

    could someone assist me? thanks.

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    okay, I've taken things into my own hands.. I searched google for "Binutils" and found binutils-2.16.tar.gz I then extracted this to "binutils-2.16".

    now what do I do?

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    An easier way might be to install binutils using urpmi. I don't use Mandrake, but (correct me if I'm wrong) the syntax would be:

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    urpmi binutils
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    I'm fairly new..I'll assume I type that as root?

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    Yes, that's done as root.
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    Fiddle sticks!

    Well, I did the urpmi binutils and it installed, then i tried again with the
    sh nvidia-blalbla.run

    and it told me

    ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
    installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
    THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
    download page at www.nvidia.com.

    and

    ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
    '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
    suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available
    on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com

    help

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    You must be in runlevel 3 (no X running, all console) in order to install the driver. You can usually do this by typing a 3 in Grub at boot, or booting the "failsafe" option.
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    Alright, i did it under failsafe..
    but now when linux loads, it gave me two errors.. ill reboot and write them down this time

    edit:
    it said that "kcminit" and "ksplash" crashed (SIGSEGV) signal 11.
    and upon rebooting, konqueror crashed as well as a few other things I wasn't able to note.

    please help, i think i broke it

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    well ive gotten them installed, thanks for the help.

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    Nice...

    Now I'd like to know how you did it!

    I have the same (GeForce 5200) card, and got the NVidia drivers installed (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run), but when installed, I get the same error you mentioned! (crashed (SIGSEGV) signal 11)
    Only I get the messages after installation, and booted into the KDE desktop.
    They occur with allmost every program I shut down, and some programs I start.

    Now, I've had this once before, and after I rebooted I couldn't get into KDE any more.
    This time I won't reboot until I know how to solve this @#%@ driver problem!

    HELP!

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