?> Installing NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 on Mandriva 2006 (FREE)
Hello! I'm new to linux and have tried quite a few distros. Currently, I'm using Mandriva 2006, the free one.
The generic driver 'nv' for my Video card. It was working. But it doesn't seem to provide hardware acceleration (Games ran a bit slow). GL was crawling when trying to render stuffs. So, I tried installing the driver from NVIDIA (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8776-pkg1.run). Installation was successful. But when I tried to start-up X, errors occured. X said that NVIDIA driver was not able to find a specific module. Also, it said that screens were found but none of them was appropriate for the display
I have consulted a lot of help. almost all of them said that i should uninstall Mesa, which I did. However, none of them seemed to work.
BTW, the driver from NVIDIA specified above installed and worked sucessfully with my Redhat 9 installation. but i had the same problem: no hardware acceleration...
Can somebody please provide me with a solution...