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    Arrow Total newb to Linux, need help installing drivers


    I don't know how to boot to a command line so I can install my graphics card drivers. Can anyone help me?

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    Which version of Mandriva? Which video card?
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    I'm using the newest version (no idea what number it is) and I'm using a GeForce FX 5500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaggedDruid
    I'm using a GeForce FX 5500.
    Then check out techieMoe's guide to install the NVIDIA proprietary drivers :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html
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    Hi RaggedDruid,
    I don't know how to boot to a command line so I can install my graphics card drivers. Can anyone help me?
    If it is command line that you want to boot into then, read the following thread : -
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...b-query.html#6

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    After you have booted, switch to a VT by holding CTRL+ALT+F2. Log in as root and then type init 3 to get to command line. To return to runlevel 5 type init 5

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    Alright, got that, but whenever I try to install the drivers, it gives me a gcc error saying that CC is not a valid C compiler.

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    The CC variable olds the name of te default compiler. It seems you do not have gcc installed.

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    Alright, I'm in the process of getting GCC v.3.3.6. I know that's not the latest version, but it'll work.

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    You should be good to go then - did you install your kernel source?

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