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Old 09-17-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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which nvidia driver do I need 32 bit or 64 bit?


Hey linux folks,

I have a 64 bit CPU i.e EM64T, but I'm running a 32 bit distro
called arch linux.

which nvidia driver do I need, 32 bit or 64 bit? I'm guessing 64bit, but the distro is 32bit.

Any comments will be appreciated.

PS. The card I purchased is a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 AGP
 
Old 09-17-2007, 02:01 AM   #2
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If the distro you are running is 32 bit, then you most likely need the 32 bit driver (like the other drivers in your kernel).
 
Old 09-17-2007, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks reddazz for your prompt reply.
 
  


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