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I guess I should start off my saying I'm extremely new to Linux. I tried it a couple years ago and quickly abandoned it because it was so far from ...
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    Help - nVidia nForce 4 Driver Installation


    I guess I should start off my saying I'm extremely new to Linux. I tried it a couple years ago and quickly abandoned it because it was so far from user friendly it wasn't worth the time.

    I'm back to try again. I do see that some things have improved, but I cannot get my drivers to install...I guess the user friendly issues still haven't been worked out, but I'm not going to give up so easily this time.

    I've downloaded and burned the drivers to CD...I also moved a copy to my desktop. As per nVidia's instructions I do the following:

    STEP 2: Begin Installation
    From within a shell with root privileges, type "sh NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0310-pkg1.run" to initiate the installation.

    Sounds easy enough, but I get an error ' No Such File or Directory'. Is there a specific place I'm supposed to move the .run file?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    You ran the file correctly as far as I can see, but I was unaware you would need any third party drivers.

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    I found that if I go in the root console, and just drag the file in and hit enter, the installation kicks off. Wish I knew it would be that easy.

    I was able to install my ATI graphics driver without any problems. I did run into an error with the nVidia driver that I need the kernal source installed. I can't find where I can go to add/remove the packages on the CDs...any suggestions?

    I don't know if I needed to run the ATI driver. My graphics card was recognized, but screen movements are real choppy. So far I am far from impressed with the system performance, but I will wait until I get all my drivers installed. Basically the only driver I need out of the nVidia pack is my network driver so I can get that box online.

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