driver for nvidia video card -installation-32 bits
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Thanks but I've read entirely (I don't know how many times ) the readme file. But (to me) it does'nt look clear. example :the "nobandwith test" option, where (in what section) do I write it ?
Plus, are you sure it wont work ? cause a lot of options are default if you don't change them. So if I don't want (momentarily) to connect a TV, I don't need to change a lot. Did you try ?
I don't want to compile the NVIDIA kernel (or something like that), because it doesn't support my video card. I want to compile the AGPGART thing
ok first agpgart should be compiled in your kernel , but we'll see during the installation if it is or not cause you'll get errors, and even if you don't have it we can fall back on the nvidia one which you will add Option "NvAgp" "1" but thats beyond the scope and we won't worry about that right now, unless you get an error....now all you have to do is open up your XF86Config-4 file and make sure you comment out (put a # in front of the line) the lines Load "dri" and Load "glCore" which are in --> Section "Module" <--- and if they aren't even written there then you don't have nothing to comment out, right? easy enough heh :P also you have to make sure that in this section there is a line that says Load "glx" ..... and then in your --> Section "Device" <--- you will type in the driver name which is "nvidia" yours might say something like "dri" or "vesa" or "nv" or somthing else, whatever it is remove it and replace it with nvidia...and thats that....your done...but i mean of course you will install the drivers and then make these changes..and then you will load up your machine and see if it was a sucess..
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Goddamit I'm happy !!
Thanks man it works !!
God I know I've teased you, I've asked you so many details questions, but you always answered, and it works !!! The screen shows what I am dialing as fast as I am !!!
And with your advices, I wasn't afraid at all in the text mode !!!!
I was afraid, before, to lose display, or to bug my PC. My dad would have laughed at me!!
Goddamit I'm lucky you answere my first question !!! I don't know how to thank you ! What can I do ? If you were a girl, I'd ask you out. But you're a boy, so I just thank you a lot !!!!
Really really long life to Linux and helping each other !!!!!
This thread was / is VERY VERY useful. I had the same problem today at work, I did a RH 9 install and black screen after the firstboot mode. I'm going to use this thread as a base tomorrow to help me install the correct driver and see if I can get X working and then I will be a happy camper.
What made me post was to not only thank you for a detailed thread, but for being so kind to vic who seems to be the same experienced Linux user I am. Its nice to see others reach out and help a n00b when you see so many others just get snotty.
Appreciate it and I'll post letting you all know what I did to fix the problem.