install NVIDIA linux driver without compiling

Posted on 2011-10-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
operating system is Oracle linux 6.1 Desktop, that has no gcc installed
NVIDIA card is GetForce210

running the NVIDIA installer gives an error complaining that no compiler (gcc) was found

is it possible to install the driver without compiling ?
I know I can install gcc and let the installer compile but I am looking for a solution that will not involve installing a complier (gcc)

Thank you
Question by:eranpsh
    LVL 87

    Accepted Solution

    Can't you just use the OpenSource Nouveau driver? That should be included with most distro's (I don't know Oracle Linux though, but I'd assume it is included there too).

    Author Comment

    thank you for reply rind
    indeed the Nouveau driver is included and actually during the process of installing the NVIDIA driver (on a machine that has gcc) it has to be disabled

    my current issue is that I need to use the NVIDIA driver and therefore I am trying to find a way to make it work on a machine that does not have a complier

    Author Closing Comment

    I tried the hard way of installing the NVIDIA driver on a machine with gcc and then copying the various installed files to a machine (same type) that did not have gcc and so far it seems to work. after trying to use Nouveau it seems that it is sufficient and there is no need (at least so far for me from what I have seen) to go for all the trouble as I did.

    Thank you very much reindi

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