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Old 07-16-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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nvidia legacy driver


I'm thinking about installing Fedora 4 or 5 on a old Gateway computer. The video adapter is an old nVidia GeForce 256 with only 32mb of Ram. I've been Googling about using yum and Livna repo to download nVidia drivers. I also came across nVidia legacy packages for Fedora. Would I be able to install nVidia drivers via the legacy rpms. Or would I be better off getting a new video card?

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Old 07-16-2006, 02:16 AM   #2
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if you don't want anything special the generic nv driver would run your card fine, you won't need to install any drivers yourself at all.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 03:34 AM   #3
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I'm thinking about installing Fedora 4 or 5 on a old Gateway computer. The video adapter is an old nVidia GeForce 256 with only 32mb of Ram. I've been Googling about using yum and Livna repo to download nVidia drivers. I also came across nVidia legacy packages for Fedora. Would I be able to install nVidia drivers via the legacy rpms. Or would I be better off getting a new video card?

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Livna has Nvidia legacy drivers for FC4. But I don't see them for FC5.

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Old 07-16-2006, 08:06 AM   #4
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I'm mainly wondering about dvd playback quality (eg. using xine or mplayer) and streaming video from net. Maybe I willjust try the generic nv drivers first and find out.
 
  


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