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    Question Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    Is there a way to install RPM's (packages) locally: i.e. download them from Windows, save them to NTFS partition (or burn to CD) & install from the CD-ROM drive after booting into openSUSE. Prefer the latter method to install RPM's / programs (if poss in openSUSE Linux), the way it is done in Windows, instead of d/ling from the net.

    Dual-boot Windows XP SP3 with openSUSE 11.
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    Default Re: Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    yes.

    is this because you have problems with your internet in Linux? [edit] *I see yes - I replied to your question there*

    what packages did you have in mind exactly?

    there is a huge selection on the install dvd and you can download the extra's dvd too

    single rpm's can be installed from a terminal - but it is better if you can install from the dvd if the package is there

    you can also create your own cd's for update
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    Default Re: Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    My problem is mentioned in this post (reply # 6, by self) -link.
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    Default Re: Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    first make sure you have these packages installed, they are on the dvd:
    make
    gcc
    kernel-source
    kernel-syms

    download the driver from nvidia's website and save it to a cd or pen drive, whatever.
    boot suse and copy the file to your /home/*username*

    now reboot and pause the green boot screen to type the number : 3
    in the boot line (clear any other info in there first)

    at the text login, login as root, then:

    cd /home/*username*

    then type
    sh NVIDIA {use the TAB key to auto complete, after typing NVIDIA}

    answer YES to all ?'s
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    Default Re: Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    at the text login, login as root, then:

    cd /home/*username*

    then type
    sh NVIDIA {use the TAB key to auto complete, after typing NVIDIA}

    answer YES to all ?'s
    Is there a way to:

    1) Login as 'root' user from within the GUI (gnome desktop), after having booted into GUI version of oS?
    2) Then, install the 'run' pkg from there?


    (That would be a more convenient option for me, being a new 'from Windows' user).
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    Default Re: Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by zmdmw52

    > at the text login, login as root, then:
    >
    > cd /home/*username*
    >
    > then type
    > sh NVIDIA {use the TAB key to auto complete, after typing NVIDIA}
    >
    > answer YES to all ?'s Is there a way to:


    1) Login as 'root' user from within the GUI (gnome desktop), after
    having booted into GUI version of oS?
    2) Then, install the 'run' pkg from there?

    (That would be a more convenient option for me, being a new 'from
    Windows' user).
    Hi
    The commands need to be run at runlevel 3 (non GUI) for it to work

    Have a read here Nvidia

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    Default Re: Install applications (RPM's) & Drivers from CD/DVD

    caf4926: ... then type
    sh NVIDIA {use the TAB key to auto complete, after typing NVIDIA}
    Did this (rl 3), but I think you forgot to mention the -q flag at the end, as mentioned here

    2) Use the nvidia installer for 173.14.09.

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09-pkg1.run
    -q
    (what is that for, btw?) The install proceeded at rl 3 after this; but on re-booting they had not been installed.

    3) Configure X.Org with

    sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)
    This also did not help.

    Finally, I could install the drivers from the direct link (link)- but only after having configured the ADSL Modem (TI NDIS USB Modem) to get internet connectivity & doing essential system updates (thro' yum-yast update manager).
    Last edited by zmdmw52; 10-Aug-2008 at 08:30. Reason: Quotes
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