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Old 03-20-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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Question Nvidia GeForce 2 MX - Install Red hedhat 9


Well the newest of newbies to Linux here and I need some easy to use instructions.

I have Redhat 9 installed Kernel 2.4.20-30.9.

My installed Nvidia GeForce 2 MX doesn't seem to be working correctly and I believe I need to rebuild the Kernel ?

What files do I need to download ?
and
How do I rebuild the Kernel ?

Thanks for any suggestions
 
Old 03-20-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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You need to download the driver from www.nvidia.com and do exactly as README file tells you. The process is rather easy. You can also always ask a question here.

Edit: Forgot about one thing. Get IA32 version of the Nvidia driver (it's for Pentium - all versions, AMD Duron/Athlon and other similar processors).

Last edited by Mara; 03-20-2004 at 11:01 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll get back in touch once I get a chance to read through the Readme file.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 08:50 AM   #4
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Thumbs up

Excellent - up and running now.

The only problem I had was trying to find out how to exit the X server.
For any one else new to this.

From a shell command you type the following:

To Exit X Server

init 3

To restart X server

init 5


Thanks Again
 
Old 04-20-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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I am trying to install my drivers also but am having trouble exiting X windows.

I run a Gnome Terminal and type 'init 3' and it says "init: not found"

hrm...

I think I'm missing something.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by subdigital
I am trying to install my drivers also but am having trouble exiting X windows.

I run a Gnome Terminal and type 'init 3' and it says "init: not found"

hrm...

I think I'm missing something.
Heh, I had the same problem. You have to log in as root to execute those commands. In case you don't know how to do that, just type "su" at any command prompt, give it the password when it asks, and when you are done doing root stuff, type "exit" to get back into normal user mode.

Javadude, Geforce 2 MX? sweet stuff. I knew little about graphics cards, but then I purchased a Geforce 2 MX from a friend for $5, and I couldn't believe my eyes when it ran the UT demo... heh.... I am happy now.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:38 PM   #7
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Is that a good option to change runlevels to exit/start X? I always use runlevel 3 on my desktop, and manually start/quit X. Is that bad? Should I rather do 'init 5'? Are there any dis/advantages to both of the two options?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:27 PM   #8
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I am in root when it says "bash: init: command not found"

I don't see why this isn't working. If I press <ctrl><alt><f2> to get to a text login and kill the X server, it just restarts. What file am I supposed to edit to tell what runlevel to start in?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 08:09 AM   #9
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Edit /etc/inittab
There's a line like
id:5:initdefault

Change 5 to 3 there.

The init command has to be present, because it handles the boot of your system. Try 'locate init'.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 11:33 AM   #10
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Thanks. That's what I ended up doing.

Also I had to edit XF86Config to change:

driver "nv"

to

driver "nvidia"

Thanks for the help!
 
  


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