problems with the xconfig with a NVidia Geforce 2 Go
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How did you get this system with only 64 MB of RAM? I didn't think they even sold it that way.
Anyway, I have the same system and was able to get RedHat 7.3 running with no problems. You will need to download the drivers from Nvidia.com. The drivers are proprietary and therefore will not be included in any distribution.
By the way, which 15" display did you get? (UXGA, SXGA, or XGA) I believe that the XGA is the 1024x768 res, the SXGA is the 1400x1050, and the UXGA is the 1600x1200. You will need some modeline information in order to get the 1400x1050 one running correctly. I still have my old XF86Config file for this if this is the case.
You will need to compile the NVIDIA_kernel one by the following commands.
rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
The "cd -" should take you back to where you downloaded the rpms if that was where you were when you ran the rpmbuild command.
When you go to build the kernel part, it may tell you that you need more rpm's in order to compile. For instance you will need the kernel-source, and may need other -devel rpms. You can find these on the redhat cds.
Membrax posted a really great description of how to get the drivers installed. I tried a million different ways and none worked except for how he described it. I reccomend that you read it, and cut and paste his commands to get them running. Good luck