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Old 04-29-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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Question nvidia drivers?


i want to update my videocard driver, i'm using geforce 4 ti4200 and i'm using red hat, how do i do that?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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start here: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp, download the right drivers for your chipset, then follow the instructions...

NVIDIA DRIVER

Install NVIDIA Driver for 3d support
Download I32A driver from Nvidia website
save in /home/yourname directory
open terminal
su root
password

vim /etc/inittab
-arrow down to line with init:5: and place cursor over the 5
-hit the insert key twice and type 3
-hit escape
-type :
-type wq!
-hit enter to save and exit
REBOOT NOW
--now when you reboot you will be in console mode only. This will allow you to install NVIDIA drivers

After reboot, login as root

type:
cd /home/yourname
sh ./NV* (this runs the NVIDIA setup program)
-when it completes, type the following:

now type:
vim /etc/X11/XF86Config
arrow down until you see Load "DRI"
put the cursor in from of the line and hit insert key once
type #
hit escape
arrow down until you see a line that says Driver "nv"
place the cursor over the nv and hit insert two times
type "nvidia" in quotations should look like Driver "nvidia" when you finish
hit escape
type :
Type wq!

next do the following:
vim /etc/inittab
-arrow down to line with init:3: and place cursor over the 3
-hit the insert key twice and type 5
-hit escape
-type :
-type wq!
-hit enter to save and exit
REBOOT NOW
--you will now reboot in graphical mode again
--look for the quick NVIDIA splash screen and you will know it was successful

(above instructions stolen from Frank's post at: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dora+configure
 
Old 04-29-2004, 02:21 AM   #3
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ps - you need to instll the kernel source to make this work, and you will have to set it up again if you change to a new kernel version...
 
Old 04-29-2004, 07:30 AM   #4
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how do i install the kernel source?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 07:41 AM   #5
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is it IA32
 
Old 04-29-2004, 07:44 AM   #6
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what's that kernel source?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 10:02 AM   #7
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which nvidia driver is for me
 
Old 04-29-2004, 11:31 AM   #8
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you want IA32 if u have a 32-bit processor
 
Old 04-29-2004, 12:04 PM   #9
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the kernel source should be on your installation disk, under a rpm
 
Old 05-01-2004, 08:29 AM   #10
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is it necessary to update drivers? i can't install it i'm using AMD athlon xp +1600 and i just don't know the right driver to install please help me.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 08:44 AM   #11
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i don't think it's really necessary

you only have to update your drivers if you need opengl and stuff for games, so if you're just using your linux for surfing the internet and other desktopactivities you don't need to update

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Old 05-01-2004, 09:07 AM   #12
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thanks... i'm just using it to surf and chat. what if i'll switch to fedora, will it be fine? i saw the fedora screenshots, and they are identical to red hat installation.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:17 AM   #13
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sorry, haven't got any experience with fedora
but if you're just using RH for surfing and chatting and that's working fine ,then why go through the "trouble" of downloading and installing a new os.
unless you're really interested in every new verison, like me and mandrake, you can always give it a try

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Old 05-22-2004, 02:01 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by profjohn
now type:
vim /etc/X11/XF86Config
I'm running fedora core 2 and my system doesn't have this file. The command just opens a new file. Which file should I edit?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:51 PM   #15
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mine did the same thing. instead of xf86config i had to edit a file called xorg.conf. look at it. it should look the same
 
  


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