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Well my question is now i have my system working relatively OK i don't want to mess it up my question is is it worth installing the Nivida drivers for it bearing in mind i can't get a resolution higher than 1024X764 TFT
the graphics card that i have is Geforce FX 5200 128MB /TV-Out /DVI
i want to know what installing the drivers can do for me?
well the main advantage of installing them is to get
3d acceleratoin .. so if you wanna play games and the such
then you will need the drivers ... if your not a gamer
then you can get away with the generic drivers ..
i can't really think of anything else besides gaming
that would make you benefit from these drivers ...
First of all, if you want any kind of 3d acceleration, you're going to need to pick up the nvidia driver. Secondly, if you want to use the tv out, I think you have to use the nvidia driver (I'm not sure on this, I think you need the driver to use tv out with ATI, I would think it's the same with nvidia).
Also if you want to use any programs that require open GL they are needed. Besides games you need this for some screensavers, and themes. Some programs might require but not sure. And of course it is the learning experience of editing the XF86Config file.
Well i am runing Maya 5.0 on here so i guest i should install them an see what happen just that i am weary now i have my system working nicely (apart from the strange cases of applications closing on their own accord) anyhow i wouldn't mide see how it can improve my 3d vision while using alias wave maya
wisdom, you should really list your distrobution. The .run is a menu driven install, I havn't been able to do it yet because I keep on running into problems but I'm about to exit x to do it. If you're using slack I'll see if I can help after I'm done.
Well thank you all for the help and advice, I ventured out and become a conquerer
I made a back up of my XFree86 Config files and did an installation and configure the files after and it went well apart from that i configure one of the wrong files which i had a back up off so i just wrote over the other one with it
issue the reboot command an hey what you know i had a nice lil welcome by a Nvidia screen am gonna try out the fine tuning options that are in the readme file when i have a bit more time .. i need all the power i can get out this baby