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Old 07-30-2008, 03:09 AM   #1
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Question Graphics card detection problem in RHEL5


My machine is Intel DG31PR main board
Intel E4500 core2 duo processor
My graphics card is XFX GF 8400 GS 512MB PCI-E
my distribution is Red hat EL 5 Server
two 160GB hardisk in one win xp another linux
My problem is
my machine doesnt detect my graphics card
it uses only generic driver
my gmplayer couldnt play video files
should i have to update kernel
where can i get linux driver for my card?
 
Old 07-30-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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Is that an nvidia card? If so, you'll get the driver and instructions from www.nvidia.com
 
Old 07-30-2008, 04:20 AM   #3
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You will find (for the most part) RH does not include any closed source stuff and most video drivers are closed source. Atrpms repo carries the nvidia drivers (DO NOT use Atrpms on Fedora, but they behave with Centos/RHEL).
 
Old 07-30-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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to compile the driver you'll need gcc installed and the header files for your kernel on your machine ( i dont even know what the hell those are or how to get them which is why i've been stuck myself).
 
Old 07-30-2008, 04:37 PM   #5
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Good point - the headers are kernel-devel.

yum install kernel-devel should do it.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 02:27 AM   #6
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i think the problem has solved

thank you friends
just now i have downloaded nvidia driver from their site
i have also downloaded devel-kernel from wiki.ovzkernel
evening i will try to solve the problem and let you know..


regards
paranthaba
 
Old 07-31-2008, 03:12 AM   #7
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You can install the kernel-devel with:

Quote:
yum install kernel-devel
 
Old 07-31-2008, 03:26 AM   #8
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thank you friends
just now i have downloaded nvidia driver from their site
i have also downloaded devel-kernel from wiki.ovzkernel
evening i will try to solve the problem and let you know..


regards
paranthaba
You need to use the correct headers for your kernel, not just any old headers you find laying around. As said twice before, use "yum install kernel-devel" That will also keep things in sync when a new kernel is installed (although you will need to recompile the driver each time)
 
Old 08-01-2008, 02:59 AM   #9
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Friends,

It all worked correctley

nvidia dirvers are correctley installed in my system

i have selected gl for video out in gmplayer

now my gmplayer play all my video files

but one thing, when i double click a video file it shows the same eror

anyway thats not a great problem

Thank you all those who helped me to solve this problem

Paranthaba
 
  


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