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Old 03-03-2004, 02:18 AM   #1
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Hello, I am very new to the whole linux OS. I have had experience in Windows operation systems and some hardware experience. So down to the problem i installed red hat 9 on my computer, and there seems to be a problem. The computer is kind of old and its specs are a AMD athalone 1.1 ghrtz a Voodoo 3dfx 2000 512 ram pc133 60 gig western digital and i am not sure about what kind of motherboard it is. The installation went fine, but the computer doesn't seem to be running well. I was exploring the games and some of the more graphical ones like chromium or tux racer ran very badly even when the options were set to the lowest possible. I was reading about red hat and it said that the main versions were for the pentium architecture and for other proccesors you should contact the vendor for different releases. I was wondering if there was some kind of patch for the cpu or maybe its the graphics card thats the problem. Any and all input would be greatly apreciated.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 05:30 AM   #2
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Its a graphics card problem. I had the same problem with my NVIDIA MX440 card, once I downloaded the NVIDIA drivers though it ran like a charm.

DOWNLOAD the linux drivers for your card if they are available.

Your computer has more than enough power to run RED HAT very nicely

-JAx
 
Old 03-03-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I will check it out, but what if i can't find anything for linux because the card manufacture has since gone out of buisness?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #4
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Dont know.

Do a google search,

if that fails

Try posting a topic on getting Voodoo 3dfx 2000 drivers. Someone might tell you where to find them.

-JAX
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:47 PM   #5
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thanks again
 
  


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