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I'm sorry if I'm being some pest, needing help with various Operating Systems, Suse and Mandriva. I'll answer what you wrote in and asked me what to do in a moment. Right now, I want to take care of this one issue that I haven't been able to solve for ages. On MandrakeLinux (first OS I ever started with), I am having problems with installing a graphic driver update. I believe I have the right file through NVidia. I'll try to be the most detailed I can be, being I probably formatted and re-installed MandrakeLinux 10.1 about 20 times already due to lock ups. When I try to install this driver, it says I'm missing files. The last I remember, it's possibly some gcc files, cc files, kernel-source I believe, and kernel module. I'm not sure if I'm even installing the right files, being when I go through this, it still says some are missing, like compilers and modules.
When I install it, It says "building modules", but after it's installed, and I reboot, it locks up. The lock up occurs between the "NVIDIA Splash Screen", and when it's loading everything just before the actual desktop. The monitor also has a high pitch squeal. It's not too loud, but certainly noticeable. I still have a file saved that tells me how to change it in the XF86conf and Xorg.conf (or something along those lines, not sure the exact file name, but can recognise it when I see it) I change this device from "vesa" to "nv" or "nvidia", but still doesn't work. I imagine it's because of missing files. The thing is, when I search for files in the software update area, there is quite a list for some of these. I'm not sure which one to even install, or all, or some. Please help! If this works, I imagine the PC game "Descent 3" would work better, and hopefully the DVD at full screen with a nice sharp crystal clear picture. Please, please, please help!
Last edited by JBailey742; 03-27-2006 at 07:16 PM.