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I installed Linux on my Dell Inspiron 5150 (3.06GHz HT, 1GB, Geforce FX 5200) and I loaded Chromium and it was was going in super slow motion (menus and everything). I am assuming I need to upgrade the video card driver as the rest of my laptop is kick butt. How do I do that?
Some distributions as SuSE, Ubuntu and Gentoo provides an easier way to install nvidia drivers. Since you did not mention your distribution, I'd recommend you to go to Nvidia's homepage and follow the instruction. Long ago I wrote this:
And restart X server ... I think it should work fine now. Good luck!
You might as well be speaking Japanese as I have been using Linux for exactly two days. I come from the Windows word were everything is self extracts and installs. I am trying to figure this stuff out but I am not doing it too fast for some reason.
I am using Mandrake 10.1 Official DVD with KDE desktop.
Oh my, two days. It must be tough, I remember how it was back in the days when I first installed Linux. You should be proud of yourself ^_^. Try to follow my tutorial and see how it goes then. Learn well the command line, the gui will most likely only stay in the way while you try to learn stuff =)
Ok what I installed Mandrake 10.1 Official on is my Dell Inspiron 5150 which has a Geforce FX 5200. I went to the Dell website's driver section and if I choose Linux there isn't a Video Drivers section like there is for Windows. Do I just download the regular driver off of nVidia's site? I didn't think that would work with my laptop.