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Old 10-01-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
sithyoda
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Nvidia Drivers Graphics and motherboard drivers help


hi im a noob and i cant install the nvidia graphics drivers on linuix mandrake 10.1 it tells me i have to enter x and for the mother board nforce driver it tells me about kernel header.....(this was done on the konsel and following nvidia's instruction on there website.)
can any 1 help a noob install this thanx and bye.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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type urpmi 'kernel-source' as root, this one contains the kernel headers too
for graphics card:

Install kernel-source (read above)

Download the executable (the driver from nvidia). Type as root 'init 3'
execute the driver file....
after that : type 'startx' or reboot
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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I'm not terribly great at this, but here's what I know:

1. Your kernel needs to be module-capable, which it probably is.
2. You'll need to have the kernel headers for the kernel you're running installed on your system.
3. You need to not be running your X server at the time. Either stop X from starting automatically and reboot, or try "init 3" to change to a no-X runlevel.
4. Then you can download the latest (version 6111 at this time) installer from nvidia (www.nvidia.com). It must be run as root, and comes with decent instructions.
5. When you run the script, it'll attempt to build the module and install it so that the next time you boot, the nvidia module is loaded.
6. If you disabled X from auto-starting, undo that.
7. You'll have to edit either your /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config (look around in case I misremember or can't type) to configure X to actually use your nvidia module. The nvidia instructions tell you what to do. Ah, hell, I'm feeling ambitious:

From ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...111/README.txt :

===========
If you already have an X config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")

with

Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

if they exist.
=======================

Now reboot! Hopefully that's helpful.

-Paul
 
Old 10-01-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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ok i was able to install both video drivers and motherboard but now how i do configure them to work im lost on the part about the log and how i have to edit them but thanx for ur help so far.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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To config your video driver. edit /etc/X11/XF86config (of XF86Config-4) ... according to what nvidia says (if you need help. post it).

It seems to me that your mobo driver is OK!
 
  


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