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Old 12-15-2003, 06:33 PM   #1
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How to install OpenGL?


Hmm... have an interesting newb problem. Some games run really slow. Others run fine. I'm guessing it's OpenGL (i.e games like BZFlag,Chromium). I have a GeForce 4 MX 420. Where do I get an RPM for the OpenGL part? I can't seem to find one from Nvidia.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 08:25 PM   #2
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This is solved by installing the nVidia drivers.

http://nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
 
Old 12-15-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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exact link

can you give an exact link? yours is broken. I presume the IA32 is the driver I want?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:23 PM   #4
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Ok, that was indeed the right one. But now it says it doesn't understand my kernel. I just run the default mandrake 9.2 kernel. What should I do? It says it needs the kernel headers specifically.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 06:06 AM   #5
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hello? any help anyone?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 07:06 AM   #6
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do you know if you have the source of your kernel installed? If you do then you can install the drivers with those.

If not you will have to either install the source or install a new kernel yourself. I would've thought that the nVidia drivers have support for the default Mandrake kernel though...

And yes, IA32 is the correct one for the best part of Linux boxes...

Edit: You might find 'rpm -qa | grep kernel' useful, though I don't know how Mandrake works with it (I haven't used much of anything besides RH) it shows me the kernel packages installed. Might be useful.

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Old 12-16-2003, 03:18 PM   #7
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It does indeed work. And I have indeed not installed the kernel source. I'm d/ling as we speak.
 
  


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