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Old 01-24-2012, 12:46 AM
"Pongo A. Pan"
 
Default How do I execute a .run file in Linux Mint 11?

On Mon, 2012-01-23 at 17:26 -0500, jimmckenzie@earthlink.net wrote:
> GNU EMACS 23 shows me the script and that's it.
>
> How do I actually use the file.
>
> I'm trying to install the latest Nvidia drivers (Version 290.10) for my GeForce GT 430. I can't find anything online about it. Everything is about older Distro's, not one thing about Mint 11 or Ubuntu for that matter.
>
>
>
> Any / all help will be appreciated.

You can't do this with the GUI running, so: open a virtual console with
ctrl-alt-F2, log in as your normal user.

You have to do all of this as root so: sudo -i

Move or copy the .run file to root's home (/root): cp -v
<path-to-runfile/>NV....run /root

Kill lightdm (the GUI) with: service lightdm stop

You have to make the .run file executable so: chmod +x NV.....run

Now say: ./NV....run The "./" means look in the current directory for
the file to run.

Last say: update-initramfs -u (This isn't always needed but does no
harm)

Finally, reboot the computer with: shutdown -r now

Did the Mint version of Jockey (Additonal Drivers) not work for you?
This method works but is rarely needed for Mint, since the Additional
Drivers thingo works very well.


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Old 01-24-2012, 12:51 AM
Ric Moore
 
Default How do I execute a .run file in Linux Mint 11?

On 01/23/2012 05:26 PM, jimmckenzie@earthlink.net wrote:

GNU EMACS 23 shows me the script and that's it.

How do I actually use the file.

I'm trying to install the latest Nvidia drivers (Version 290.10) for my GeForce GT 430. I can't find anything online about it. Everything is about older Distro's, not one thing about Mint 11 or Ubuntu for that matter.



Any / all help will be appreciated.


Why not use Jockey to auto-install it?? jockey-gtk is the package name I
think. The only problem with using the nVidia run file is that it places
libraries in other-than-official-Ubuntu directories. With Fedora I HAD
to do that, I thank my lucky stars that with Ubuntu I don't. Ric




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Old 01-24-2012, 02:37 AM
Ioannis Vranos
 
Default How do I execute a .run file in Linux Mint 11?

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:26 AM, <jimmckenzie@earthlink.net> wrote:
> GNU EMACS 23 shows me the script and that's it.
>
> How do I actually use the file.
>
> I'm trying to install the latest Nvidia drivers (Version 290.10) for my GeForce GT 430. I can't find anything online about it. Everything is about older Distro's, not one thing about Mint 11 or Ubuntu for that matter.
>
>
>
> Any / all help will be appreciated.

Doesn't Mint provide the NVIDIA driver, or provides one that doesn't
support your graphics cars?



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Old 01-24-2012, 02:58 AM
NoOp
 
Default How do I execute a .run file in Linux Mint 11?

On 01/23/2012 02:26 PM, jimmckenzie@earthlink.net wrote:
> GNU EMACS 23 shows me the script and that's it.
>
> How do I actually use the file.
>
> I'm trying to install the latest Nvidia drivers (Version 290.10) for
> my GeForce GT 430. I can't find anything online about it. Everything
> is about older Distro's, not one thing about Mint 11 or Ubuntu for
> that matter.

Perhaps try:
<http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=49&sid=54f87c79056bd782e17fe81a619 98c0f>


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Old 01-24-2012, 05:43 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default How do I execute a .run file in Linux Mint 11?

On 24/01/12 09:26, jimmckenzie@earthlink.net wrote:

GNU EMACS 23 shows me the script and that's it.

How do I actually use the file.

I'm trying to install the latest Nvidia drivers (Version 290.10) for my GeForce GT 430. I can't find anything online about it. Everything is about older Distro's, not one thing about Mint 11 or Ubuntu for that matter.



Any / all help will be appreciated.

James R McKenzie


Assuming that you have downloaded this nVidia driver file into your
Downloads directory in your home directory, reboot your computer and
when the Grub menu appears type into the kernel command line options
"init 3" ( don't wait too long before typing the first letter "i"
otherwise the system will simply continue with the boot process). When
you get the prompt login as root. Then you type in " cd
/home/<yourloginname>/Downloads" and you will be taken to the directory
where the nVidia driver is sitting. When there, type "ls -l" to see the
files in that directory. If the nVidia driver file is the only one in
this directory, then type "sh nVidia<TAB>" and the full name of the
driver will show up. Hit RETURN and the driver will then get compiled
for your system. Read what comes up on the screen after you press RETURN
and respond accordingly. AFter the driver has been compiled, type "init
5" and you will be taken to the normal login screen for the system.


Now, before you do all this you need to make sure that you have the
source of the kernel you are using installed as well as the kernel
symlinks and possibly one or two other related files. In recent times
what needs to be installed has changed, and you should read the
instruction on the nVidia site. If you don't have the necessary kernel
files installed or your Ubuntu won't tell you what they should be and
doesn't have them in the Software Manager (because Ubuntu doesn't think
that you have enough brains to know about or use the kernel related
files) then you are using the wrong distro.


BC

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