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Old 02-22-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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Geforce 5 and Mandrake 10


I purchased Mandrake 10 last year, the 3 CD download version ..
Well i have a Geforce 5 and its not supported, on the instaltion .... is there any updates or anything that can make the geforce 5 work with linux, or does 10.1 work with the geforce 5?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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Anyone ?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Sorry do you mean a gforce 5 graphics card or something else. If it's a gforce graphics card you mean it will work with Linux (any nvidia based graphics cards do). All you need to do is download the Linux drivers from Nvidia's website.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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but how do i install linux with the GForce5 card being in there, when i install it.. it asks me to pick the graphics card and its not there, if i pick a random card when installed linux, it loads up in a GUI mode and goes all fooked up ...
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:03 PM   #5
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Can't you just pick "generic NVidia" or something like that?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:51 AM   #6
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Yep, just pick a generic nvidia card then install the official nvidia drivers for best performance.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 05:45 PM   #7
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I've tryeed all drivers for NVIDIA and nothing.... so i've now got 10.1 ... has anyone has this problem and is 10.1 compatible with gerforce 5????

Or anyone got a Geforce 5 and another version of linux they use ?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 06:29 PM   #8
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I'm using 10.0 and 10.1 here with 5200 and 5700's no problem.

I use the nvidia driver from nvidia.com. The new one is 7167, tho I haven't tried it yet. I will later with kernel 2.6.11 maybe.

At the moment I use 6629 driver on 2.6.8.1 - 2.6.10 kernels
 
Old 03-13-2005, 07:02 PM   #9
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I've tryeed all drivers for NVIDIA and nothing.... so i've now got 10.1 ... has anyone has this problem and is 10.1 compatible with gerforce 5????

Or anyone got a Geforce 5 and another version of linux they use ?
If you run "xorgconfig" as root and get to the section where you choose your graphics card, NVidia GeForce is listed, so select that as your graphics card. You will get better performance if you download the official drivers from the nvidia website once you have configured your graphics card.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 07:13 PM   #10
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The Mandrake 10.1 Powerpack includes an nVidia driver that installed during the installation of 10.1, and it runs my gforce fine. That driver is not in the download edition of 10.1
You get it from nvidia.com
Read the directions there!
 
Old 03-14-2005, 08:37 AM   #11
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Is there anywhere i can download the powerpack edition from the net?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 10:31 AM   #12
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The driver in the powerpack edition is the same as the one you download from nvidia.com... just download it and follow the instructions on the nvidia site...
 
Old 03-14-2005, 11:35 AM   #13
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Is there anywhere i can download the powerpack edition from the net?
As mentioned, the driver from nvidia is the same as the one in the powerpack. download it and if you need help installing it and configuring it on your system then post your questions here and people will gladly help you out.
 
  


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