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RH 8.0 Geforce2 Driver Error

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Deranged667

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I'm running Red Hat 8.0 on my machine temporarily until I get a newer distro from a friend. I am planning to do a major upgrade within the next few months but for the time being I want to get this working properly. When I originally installed RH 8.0 it came with basic drivers for my video card but recently I have been trying to mess around with some gaming stuff and I needed to get updated drivers. I went to NVidia's website and downloaded what appeared to be the drivers for Linux which I needed. I'm relatively new to Linux in general, wanted to learn/play around with things a bit so I have a solid base in multiple OS. Anyway, I read the instructions for the drivers I downloaded which are called "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run" and it said to enter the command in the console "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run" which I did. The console switched over to a screen in some basic DOS looking colors and gave me the error: "Unable to find the system utility 'Id'; please make sure you have the package 'binutils' installed. If you do have binutils installed then please check that 'Id" is in your PATH." I have an extrememly vague idea of what it's talking about but no idea how to remedy this or "locate" what it's asking for. ('locate' is in quotes because I ran the command to see if i could find anything by the names of 'binutils' or 'Id' in any directory with only one result for an 'Id.h' in '/usr/include/sp/lib') I'm wondering if it's even the right driver for my system: Athlon XP 1700 @2Ghz/A7N8X-Deluxe/256MB Corsair XMS DDR 400/Geforce2 GTS Pro (64MB)/Plextor PX-116A/WD Raptor 36.7GB HDD w/ Red Hat Linux 8.0 (Kernel 2.4.14-18)

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.