Linux - Introduction to the NVIDIA driver installer

Answer ID 131
Published 11/08/2004 02:19 PM
Updated 02/25/2008 10:48 AM

Linux - Introduction to the NVIDIA driver installer


After you have downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run,
begin installation by exiting X, cd'ing into the directory containing
the downloaded file, and run:
 

  sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run

The .run file is a self-extracting archive.  When the .run file is
executed, it extracts the contents of the archive, and runs the contained
`nvidia-installer` utility, which will walk you through installation of
the NVIDIA driver.

The .run file accepts many commandline options.  Here are a few of the
more common options:
 

  --info

     Print embedded info about the .run file and exit.
 

  --check

     Check integrity of the archive and exit.
 

  --extract-only

     Extract the contents of ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629.run,

     but do not run 'nvidia-installer'.
 

  --help

     Print usage information for the common commandline options

     and exit.
 

  --advanced-options

     Print usage information for the common commandline options as

     well as the advanced options, and then exit.

Installation will also install the utility `nvidia-installer`, which may
be later used to uninstall drivers, auto-download updated drivers, etc.

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