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Old 05-01-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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need Driver for "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600] (rev a2)" graphics card


I have a "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600] (rev a2)" graphics card and I want to do 3D graphics with Compiz Fusion. Can anyone tell me what driver I need so I can do 3D graphics?
 
Old 05-01-2009, 01:48 AM   #2
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what linux distro are you using ???
fedora , Ubuntu,CentOS, mint ,... WHAT ???
 
Old 05-01-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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what linux distro are you using ???
fedora , Ubuntu,CentOS, mint ,... WHAT ???
Fedora 10. I use Gnome and KDE if that matters.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 03:04 AM   #4
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then see this help page
" F10 Howto for the rpmfusion nvidia drivers "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752

and install the kmod-nvidia or akmod-nvidia
 
Old 05-01-2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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From Nvidia...

For 32-bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...32_180.51.html

For 64-bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_180.51.html

Step 3 has a README with information.

The driver is to be installed after stopping the X Window System. Enter a terminal and, as root, type "init 3" to enter console mode. Log in, become root again, and type "sh Nvidia...run".

Executing "sh Nvidia...run" opens an installer that makes everything simple. There is a useful man nvidia-xconfig.

Good Luck
Better Graphics

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:10 PM   #6
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but if you use the nvidia.run driver then for every kernel , xorg , and X11 update you WILL NEED TO REINSTALL the .run driver
Also if you use the nvidia.run driver then you will also need to reinstall mesa GL every time you reinstall the .run driver
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yum  reinstall mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel
the fedora kmod-nvidia is installed using yum and is UPDATED in the repos for every kernel update . it will show up as a normal update

the kmod is WAY easer to use .
 
Old 05-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #7
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Yes and No...

T'is true, t'is true that the Nvidia driver requires reinstallation when its preconditions change. However, having performed the chore once, repeating the deed is not at all hard. Linux is choice, alternatives, decisions.

And faint heart nere dared partition a disk nor commanded a terminal.

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:23 AM   #8
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It works!!! Thanks guys.
 
  


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