[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 26, Issue 15

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Mon Mar 9 21:19:49 PST 2009


Don't feel bad. I started to do the same thing you did but discovered  
my error before I did any damage. after a cp nv... and doing it again  
it worked fine. Hence my comment about having to relearn all the old  
UNIX commands I long ago forgot.   :-)



On Mar 9, 2009, at 9:46 PM, Ian Robinson wrote:

> After downloading, I ran the three commands.
> 1.  remove old files - no problem.
> 2. # cd  /  no problem duh.
> 3. tar .....   OOPS nothing happened  ..... could not find the file  
> to execute
>
>
> So, when I pointed to the home directory where it was downloaded, it  
> installed it into a subdirectory named PCBSD in the home directory,  
> but I did not know it.
> I went to reboot, and got the video configuration screen -- picked  
> the new nvidia driver, but after confirming, the computer rebooted.
> I ended up in this repeating cycle of video configuration screen,  
> input the settings, confirm the settings, reboot.
> I attempted the "skip" choice and that did not work, still found  
> myself in the repeating cycle.
> I attempted to load the vesa driver.  That let me get to the logon  
> screen, but it would not start X.
> I booted to a console, set /etc/xorg.conf to nvidia, set the monitor  
> settings, and set the video to my target resolution.
> That did not work either because it just kept spitting out error  
> messages.
> It looked like the patient had died from the operation.
>
> Finally, I resolved the problem booting to a console, copying the nv- 
> fix.tgz file to the / directory,  then doing steps 1, 2, & 3 again.
> I confirmed the presence of files in the PCBSD directories, and  
> rebooted to video configuration.
> The operation was a success.

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