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Error during installation of Nvidia driver (Solved)
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 12:16    Post subject:  Error during installation of Nvidia driver (Solved)  

I followed the instructions from this thread on installing Nvidia drivers.

Everything seemed to work fine, untill..
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ERROR: Failed to execute '/sbin/depmod -aq': /sbin/depmod: invalid option -q

BusyBox v1.15.0.svn (date/time) Multi-call Binary

No help available


Hit OK.

Continue anyway? (what to do..)

Yes.

Complete, succes, driver installed.

Reboot. No X. Prompt. So 'xorgwizard'. then 'xwin'. Which won't run. Just the message 'exited from x, config files in... etc.'

Any clues what went wrong, what to do to fix it?

Edit: I should perhaps mention that the first time I exited to prompt to install the driver and ran the command
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.16-pkg1.run

and was told I had no permission. I the permissions to make excecutable/searchable. Then it did run. Perhaps this had an influence somehow.

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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 13:33    Post subject: Re: Error during installation of Nvidia driver  

[quote="kalisti"]Everything seemed to work fine, untill..
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ERROR:
Failed to execute
'/sbin/depmod -aq': /sbin/depmod: invalid option -q


-q is an invalid option

What ran depmod?

I think you could just run depmod -a on the command line.

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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 13:54    Post subject:  

The installer ran depmod. It happened during the installation process. It did not appear to me I had any say in it, except to hit ok.

You mean to run depmod -a on the commandline after the installation, before starting x?


NB. it seems the installer has deleted the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.16-pkg1.run file from /root after I went through the installation. I can download it again of course, but I had the impression it would stay there.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 14:26    Post subject:  

kalisti wrote:
The installer ran depmod.


I'd try running it on the command line, first.

If your depmod is a BusyBox depmod, the -aq wouldn't work.

See what it is by typing depmod --help

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 15:32    Post subject:  

That worked!

BTW, there is no help from BusyBox for depmod, but man depmod worked. I can't say I entirely understand it, but at least I have a better idea now.

Thanks a lot for you help, Bruce.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 20:43    Post subject:  

In the latest Woof-built puppies, built from the trunk Woof, 'depmod' is now the full program (so if you do want to run the Busybox depmod then you have to run "busybox depmod". Thus, the -aq option will work.

Older puppies do have the full depmod, but it is named "depmod-FULL'.

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