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Old 08-31-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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I just installed Mandrake 9.1. It has a game called "Chromium" on it. The game runs really slow. So I go look at the games FAQs and it says I must be running Open GL under the software instead of my graphics card. I have a NVIDIA nForce motherboard with built in graphics. The "NVIDIA GLX + XFree 4" link doesn't work on the faq page. How do I get it to work?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:52 PM   #2
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You need to download NVidia Linux driver from nvidia.com.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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I did. I try to install the "NVIDIA_kernel" and it says everything is already installed.

Then I try the GLX package. It comes up with a message saying that the signature of the GLX is not correct. So I tell it to install anyway and it comes up with a message saying that there were conflicts with the nvidia kernel.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 09:56 PM   #4
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When I was trying to install the kernal and glx it suggested changing an attribut in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. I think it was the graphics kernel that it would load. It was "nv" and I changed it to "nvidia". Now my xserver graphics thing won't load. I tried changing it back to "nv" through the command prompt but it didn't work.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 10:44 PM   #5
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How did you install your driver? What was the name of the driver? Basically, did it end in '.run'?

It sounds like your install did not work.

 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:29 AM   #6
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It was a rmp file. I just double clicked at first. Then I tried running it from the command line like the readme said....
 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:38 AM   #7
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did you do this step by step
 
Old 09-01-2003, 11:43 AM   #8
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Post Try this

Go here and download the driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

This should be the right one. It's pretty good size if you are on a dial-up.

When you get through with that go here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30

You may need to make more changes than in the link above but that will help much.

Post back when you get that done.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 09:58 PM   #9
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Re: Try this

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Originally posted by dalek
Go here and download the driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

This should be the right one. It's pretty good size if you are on a dial-up.

When you get through with that go here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30

You may need to make more changes than in the link above but that will help much.

Post back when you get that done.
Yes! It worked! thanks!
 
Old 09-02-2003, 03:07 AM   #10
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Exclamation Not so fast snappy

You need to goto Mandrake Control Center and check for errors. Reboot first. Go here Control Center, like start in windoze, then Configuration/Mandrake Control Center.
When that comes up click 'System' Then 'Logdrake'. Put a x above the calender. That way it will only show todays error. Put fail in the 'matching' box. Put a x for messages, syslog and usr then click search.
Look for errors especially agpgart. If you see something that looks wrong post it here. We'll see if it needs fixing.

I had a error for a long time and didn't know it. It caused some problems that I couldn't figure out till I lucked up on that. Random stuff. Really bad. Crashes 'x'.

You're 99% there.

How the how to do? I'm rewriting it but just curious.

 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:12 AM   #11
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The How To was quite good! Very easy to use. The only thing I had problems with was that I had know clue how to use vi or emacs. I couldn't find good documentation for vi, and I just barely found out how to save and exit emacs. You might add something on how to use those editors. Or link to another article.

I will check the errors log soon.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:08 AM   #12
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Exclamation Yep

vi is pretty tough when you don't know how to use it. I had a book and it took me a while.

Has to adding a link, I don't think I can change it. I did warn you though.

 
  


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