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Old 06-11-2002, 04:44 PM   #1
niehls
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downloading nvidia drivers


i'm going to download nvidia's drivers for RH7.2, but i have a small newb problem.
i don't know how to find the information needed for choosing the appropriate file to download.
this is the address:
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux
they mention things like RedHat UP, enterprise and stuff..
how do i found out which one to choose?
 
Old 06-11-2002, 05:48 PM   #2
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On that very page you linked, there is a download for nvchooser, download an run it. It will tell which ones to download for your system.
 
Old 06-13-2002, 06:19 AM   #3
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Or, at it's very simplest, download the tar file at the top, and the one at the bottom.

There's plenty of RPM files to get confused with, and should you decide that you need/want to recompile your kernel (at any point), then you'll find most of the RPMs useless. Go for the source files (tar files) and you shouldn't have problems. They're not hard at all to install, and the readme.txt file also on that page is really comprehensive.
 
  


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