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zexter 11-04-2004 10:15 PM

driver for Geforce Fx 5200
 
i have a GeForce FX 5200 256mb agp graphics card, and im using just a generic driver, but in order to play games like enemy territory i need to have opengl...so i need the driver for my Geforce Fx 5200

im using mandrake 10.1 beta
kernel is 2.6.8


can someone please help me? i moved to linux to get away from windows, but if i cant play my games then what the hell??!!


-someone please im dyin here without my games
-thanks in advance

GT_Onizuka 11-04-2004 10:35 PM

Someone made a tutorial just for you :DD

Hope that helps! If you get stuck (I know it tripped me up the first time) just post back.

zexter 11-04-2004 10:55 PM

"make sure you have the kernel source downloaded and installed correctly"

how do i do that?

GT_Onizuka 11-04-2004 11:05 PM

The kernel sources *should* be on your install CDs, although I don't know if it was installed by default. Look through your packages (or check the package manager - I'm not too familiar with MDK, sorry) for something along the lines of 'kernel-source[some extra stuff here].rpm.

zexter 11-04-2004 11:08 PM

alright thanks alot!

im alot of steps closer to running my games than i was before, and i have you to thank!

thank you

GT_Onizuka 11-04-2004 11:18 PM

Not a problem, anytime :D

zexter 11-04-2004 11:20 PM

hey i think this is right....
kernel-2.6.8.1.10mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm

is that correct?

and if so how do i install it?

RHLinuxGUY 11-05-2004 09:22 AM

ya, I used to have Mandrake 10.0, this is what I did to get the sources (if there not already there)
# urpmi kernel-sources

If you want to see if you have first, before you needlessly install a kernel, go to /usr/src/ in a file manager, or whatever, and see if you see linux-2.6.something. If ther is then you have the kernel sources installed already.

zexter 11-05-2004 01:29 PM

that worked thank you! but now i have different problems with installing the driver, which i have posted here


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