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I have run a few linux boxes on and off for several years now. Most of them were p-133 ftp and http servers, never needing anything more than the shell. Now i am wanting to use linux as my primary OS, for imaging, office, and things of the sort... only i have a problem.
Here's how it started. I upgraded my computer to a dual 1 ghz intel, with a geforce mx video card. I also downloaded RH8.0 and I was on my way. After the install, i have very few problems. I started getting X setup, and finally to the point where i had time to play a game of 'tux racer'. I quickly found that the frame rate was way below 10 fps. I also found that any other game that tried to use the hardware video acceleration failed miseribly.
Thats when i downloaded nvidia's video drivers. The GLX and the kernel module. I has upgraded to kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0 so i got the appropriate driver. Upon installation, the X server no longer loaded.
I will get the exact error message later, but it was to the effect of... 2 lib files unresolved, and an error 11 caught... I am ususally run through a few text-based blue screen with text and windows that say they are trying to get x to run again... they always fail.
What am I doing wrong?
Please let me know if there is any information you need.
This is one of the top 10 most asked linux questions. I would suggest that you do a search of the board and you will prob find your answer.
A few things, did you download and run chooser.sh? This will tell you what kernel update and driver to download. Also, my guess is that you didn't read the readme on the nvidia site. It actually does give good instructions on how to get the everything configured.
Give these things a try. And in the words of my old linux message board moderator- search first, ask questions second.