I have been trying for a few days to get a GF MX 440 card working with Mandrake 10 official. It is important to note that the card performs perfectly under suSE and Windows. I have gotten it to work enough under Mandrake to at least get me a graphical environment. However, after only a few minutes the computer will either shut down and reboot or simply freeze, and I mean all of the way. I do not even have the ability to go to console.
The nvidia drivers and kernel supplied by mandrake will get me up long enough to where I have downloaded the official NVidia drivers from there site. I am running kernel 2.6.3-15mdk and have the kernel source, and gcc compliers installed as well. Following the directions from these links and also the nvidia site I still have no love.
What is happening is that when I run the sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-XXXX..... command I get the installer and accept the licens. Then I get a warning that there is an rpm-nvidia installed and will be uninstalled. I say OK. Then the installer complains that there is no precompiled kernel avaiable would I like it to search for one on the internet. I say sure. It comes back and says no kernel was found will have to build a kernel module or something like that. I say sure. The installer starts and after about 3 seconds of compiling a kernel panic happens and the computer freezes and I am stuck.
I am at my wits end here so any help would be very appreciated. Like I wrote before, this seems to be a Mandrake specific problem but perhaps it is not. Thanks in advance for any guidence with this.