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Old 05-08-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
xemophora
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building nvidia driver


recently i started running linux on my pc and have most of my drivers running smoothly. currently i am running suse 64-bit edition and need some help setting up or building my driver information for my 5900ultra video card. in the readme it instructs the user to consult the distros user manual however i didn't not see anything about building driver in either manual. If anyone has some information it is much needed.

athlon 64-fx-51
gigabyte mobo
1024mb kingston hyperx pc3200
nvidia 5900ultra 256mb
audigy2

that is a simple breakdown on what i have now and again, i have my soundcard and all the other goodies going except for my video cards 3d support. please if someone knows how to build a driver hellp me out.
thanks alot
ryan
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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well, whats the problem? what errors do you get? if you want to know where to get nvidia card drivers, get them from:
http://nvidia.com
download the latest amd 64 drivers.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:07 AM   #3
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i tried that, and with the driver download the readme says to build a driver. it tells you to consult your documentation that came with the distro and i did. no luck. nvidias downloads are not rpms simply text to build the driver.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:09 AM   #4
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try this (as root)
init 3
sh the_driver.sh
dont let it download a precompiled driver, have the installer build one for you. it should do it all automatically.
modprobe nvidia
exit
startx &
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:10 AM   #5
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For SuSE, you'll want to take a look at this.

Edit: Or, maybe that's what you already saw.

Last edited by itsjustme; 05-09-2004 at 12:11 AM.
 
  


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