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Old 05-27-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Explane in total n00b terms!


1) How the hell your suposed to install the Nvidia Drivers as when u double click nothing happens!

2) How to alter the screens refresh rate from 70Hz to 85Hz

OS: Mandrake 9.1

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Old 05-27-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Oh god, read the nVidia README!
Lets just hope you dont log in as root and simple doubleclick whatever you see/download.

Use the Mandrake Control Centre, and change either the monitor or X settings. If you must.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:57 PM   #4
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Yes please read the directions before double-clicking anything.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 09:28 PM   #5
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being a noobie... i take the quote from confucius to heart.

Confucius say: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.

 
Old 05-27-2003, 09:48 PM   #6
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lol

 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:22 PM   #7
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I see there are more nVidia video card problems again. I have a slightly older nVidia video card. On both computers the SuSE, Mandrake and Red Hat installation programs automatically configured with my two nVida cards.

At one point I installed a different nVidia card. I was using Red Hat at the time and during bootup it noticed the change and automatically changed made all the necessary changes for me. When I then later reinstalled the original nVida card, it once again automatically made all the necessary changes. If I ever upgrade to a newer card I hope it will not be a pain like that to install like yours.

Some versions of Linux use Xconfigurator to alter video settings which would probably include the refresh rate and resolution. Not all versions use Xconfigurator. There are two other similar programs that are sometimes available. I forget what they are called but they could most likely be used to change the refresh rate.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:21 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by w00t
lol

Did you get it taken care of then?

By the way, I believe in Mandrake it's called XFDrake

Cool
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:41 AM   #9
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Partly, i got the refresh rate done and the drivers installed i just need to edit the the one file and i think thats it
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:49 AM   #10
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yeah.. you have to edit your XF86Config file...
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:55 AM   #11
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So w00t, here is another thought about altering your refresh rate. The maximum and minumum refresh rates on most versions of Linux can be set by editing the XF86Config file which is lcoated in the /etc/X11 directory. Below is what the max and min setings look in my XF86Config file. I have not yet learned how to set it to a specific value. Using a setting that is faster than what a video card or monitor supports can occasionally damage monitors. I prefer to use a refresh rate different than what Windows uses for each resolution because I can then use the buttons on my monitor to adjust screen size for that refresh rate. When I then boot up into Windows it's adjustments in my monitor then end up being stored seperately.

HorizSync 30.0 - 97.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0

Another interesting setting in that file is the one below that seems to control resolutins you can choose by pressing CTRL-ATL-PLUS (use the + key on the numeric keypad). Below is what is in my file. The first one is the default setting which I use on my 19" monitor.

Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

The file can be manually edited although most people let the programs we mentioned earlier do the changes for them. Before messing with something like that it would probably be best to make a backup copy of the file. I do not know anything about installing the drivers themselves and can not help you with that. I mostly use Red Hat so I hope what I said is also true of Mandrake. I like Mandrake real well by the way. I do not know if any of the above helps.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 01:09 AM   #12
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Thanks for the info
Also i do have Red Hat 9 (Shrike) but befor i set another partition to test that i was wundering what bootloader it uses, lilo like MDK 9.1 ?
 
Old 05-28-2003, 02:25 AM   #13
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it uses whichever you have told it to use, redhat generally wants lilo by default, but grub should have been just as available when you installed the system.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 02:44 AM   #14
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