[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 26, Issue 15
protagonist at charter.net
Mon Mar 9 22:19:49 PDT 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
> 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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