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    How Do I Install Nvidia Drivers?


    I have read the front page article on this site about it but I find it way to complex. Does anyone have the ability to explain how to do it in with simple step by step instructions without assuming i know everything about linux?

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    How much clearer do you need it to be? Enlighten us as to what you're unsure of and we'll do our best to explain.
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    I've not run suse in quite some time so I could be wrong but if I remember correctly, you can do it pretty much automatically using Yast. Maybe suse has changed since I last used it, though.
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    I too am having a problem with the "Make" command while trying to update Nivida drivers. This is the command I am using:
    make install -C /root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178
    and this what I get in return:
    linux:~ # make install -C /root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178
    make: Entering directory `/root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178'
    Makefile:20: *** missing separator. Stop.
    make: Leaving directory `/root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178'
    linux:~ #

    What is the "missing separator"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    How much clearer do you need it to be? Enlighten us as to what you're unsure of and we'll do our best to explain.
    How about telling us how to run the file one in init 3?

    Then how to get back to SuSE GUI without rebooting, thats a start.

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    techieMoe did a good HowTo using init 3. See his post at:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html

    I still have questions concerning the "make" command as per my last post to this thread. And yes, I did read the man page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gad241
    I too am having a problem with the "Make" command while trying to update Nivida drivers. This is the command I am using:
    make install -C /root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178
    and this what I get in return:
    linux:~ # make install -C /root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178
    make: Entering directory `/root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178'
    Makefile:20: *** missing separator. Stop.
    make: Leaving directory `/root/temp/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178'
    linux:~ #

    What is the "missing separator"?
    Please start your own threads rather than hijacking others. Also, unless you're trying to install the Nvidia drivers on FreeBSD, you've downloaded the wrong set of drivers. The Linux versions do not require you to manually compile them.

    We have an entire FreeBSD section to this forum that can help you if that's where you indeed meant to install them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordG
    How about telling us how to run the file one in init 3?

    Then how to get back to SuSE GUI without rebooting, thats a start.
    "Run the file one?" I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Once you're in the console and you've typed init 3, then you should be able to simply run the Nvidia script with sh NVIDIA-8178-blahblahbah.sh. Obviously, change the name to match the actual script.
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    To techieMoe,

    I wasn't tryint to "hijack" the thread. I was having the same problem and thought that my problem was similar to the original poster.

    My bad.

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    The way I figured out how to do it is. I install the packages using yast. Then I went into safe mode and followed

    http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html (follow the instructions for your driver verson.)

    and then the drivers worked.

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