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Old 11-04-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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Someone made a tutorial just for you D

Hope that helps! If you get stuck (I know it tripped me up the first time) just post back.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:55 PM   #3
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"make sure you have the kernel source downloaded and installed correctly"

how do i do that?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:05 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:08 PM   #5
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alright thanks alot!

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

thank you
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:18 PM   #6
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Not a problem, anytime
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:20 PM   #7
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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?
 
Old 11-05-2004, 08:22 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:29 PM   #9
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that worked thank you! but now i have different problems with installing the driver, which i have posted here

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