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Old 02-10-2005, 07:09 AM   #1
DesyphER
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Unhappy Cannot Install Nvidia 5200 Graphics Driver (PLEASE PLEASE HELP)


Hey guys

I'm running Mandrake 10.1 Offical and i can't install my 5200 drivers. This is what i do
1. Init 3 (in konsole)
2. Sh (NVIDIA DRIVER LOCATION)
3. Get a message to search the nvidia FTP for a kernel or some poo like that)
4. it isn't found
5. It asks me to compile a kerner thing
6. The kernel cannot compile the kernel driver thing ( the thing that MDK10.1 was searching the ftp for)

What can i do. Please help me out im eager to play some games =), and windoz is tempting me(can't resist games). Oh and on SuSE It installed perfectly. On FC3 and MDK 10.1 I get that problem.

Fanx, DesyphER

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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then, after the driver fails to find a driver on the ftp site, it will begin to compile a driver for you.

just make sure you have development tools, and kernel source installed.

then, you need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf as shown in the readme.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 08:00 AM   #3
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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=40622

Check the link, there's still i few things u need 2 do
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:49 AM   #4
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how can i get the development tools and kernel source? I am an absolute linux newbie.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 08:37 AM   #5
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they are on the mandrake install cd's
im not familiar with mandrake ?

to mandrake users:
does mandrake have a simple gui like redhat-config-packages for installing groups of packages, like the development tools this guy needs ?
 
Old 02-26-2005, 03:58 AM   #6
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Thanks qwijibow. What i done was found my MDK10.1 ISO then mounted it, Added it to the media part on Mandrake Controll Pannel, Installed the kernel-source. But when i managed to intall the driver i had no GUI in mandrake.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 05:35 AM   #7
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It's because you've done init 3 (go to run level 3 - multiuser command line interface). Type init 5 to go back to gui. Did you also change the driver in your xorg.conf (or xf86config file)? You need to change your driver to nvidia rather than nv or vesa
 
  


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