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help i need someone to walk me thru this.. ihave to install my driver for my video and my nic... i know i am asking alot but please help me i am on gaim at bignutz2k2. thanks alot!!! or if you want to help me on here that is fine. i have downloaded the correct drivers but i need help in the terminal installing it. i understand how to change to the root and all inside of the x but that is all
This is just in case you make a mistake. you can restore the original by typing : cp XF86Config-4.old XF86Config-4
ANyway onto the next bit....
This will load your config into vi now to control vi
i -- press and you will be in insert mode, press esc to exit back to normal
x -- Delete a chracter
dd -- Removes a line
Shift-Q followed by w then enter -- Saves File
Shift-Q followed by q then enter -- Quits the Editor
It complex because it a console editor. Any way
Go down to the section module (you can use the arrow keys as per normal)
and remove Load "mesa" and or Load "GLcore". Replace Load "dri" with Load "glx"
There should be a section "device" with a graphics card in it.
change the driver line too Driver "nvidia".
go down to the bottom and remove any section that mentions DRI.
Save the file and type startx, if it works your done.
Check the readme file for other options you can add.