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Old 08-25-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
CircleDown
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Mandriva Sprin 2009 - Installing nvidia driver and Flash Player 10


I've been messing around with alot of different Linux distros lately, and Mandriva is the one I am currently trying to learn, but I am having trouble find a clear cut procedure for installing nvidia drivers and Flash Player 10.

I guess I am wondering why it is so much more hassle in Mandriva to get this done than opposed to the Fedora or Ubuntu procedure for the same package? Can anyone give me a from-scratch procedure for installing nvidia (geforce6100) driver in Mandriva?

Also, a procedure for installing Flash Player 10 would be appreciated too.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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Mandriva uses rpms so when you go to download Adobe Flash Player 10 you just choose the .rpm file format. That should do the trick. Post back with results!

Oh if it is 64-bit you need to get the alpha of adobe flash player 10 64-bit and more the unzipped file to your firefox x.xx.x folders' plugins section. If it doesn't have a plugins folder, make one!
 
Old 08-25-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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See if this link helps with the nvidia drivers:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Insta...-0-48672.shtml
 
Old 08-25-2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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Thanks.


Also, I have seen that page as well, and the one thing that bothers me is:

Note: You need the Mandriva 2007.0 DVD in order to accomplish the task above

I only have the LiveCD. Is this saying that this procedure needs to be done before I install Mandriva to the hardware?
 
Old 08-25-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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No some distros use the installation DVD as an extra repository for dependencies. I know openSUSE 11.1 did, it always asked me to put in the installation DVD so that it could use some of the files that it didn't install to computer to begin with.

I want on nVidia's site and found this search page, choose your type of comp arch(x86, etc..) and it shows how to install. good luck!
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:23 PM   #6
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Mandriva 2009.1 :
"Menu" > 'Install & Remove Software' > > Options → Media Manager.

Uncomment the one or two lines with " Cd-rom " and make sure
that all lines with 'Non-free' + 'Non-free Updates' are ticked.

... And click 'Add' → "Full set of sources" → Yes.
... Wait for a long time ...

In the Search field ( Find ) in the "Software Management" :
please enter : nvidia
and select : 1) x11-driver-video-nvidia-current ( 185.18.31 )
2) dkms-nvidia-current ( 185.18.31 )
... Often a kernel upgrade will take palace.

When the install is finished : 1) su
2) 'nvidia-xconfig' and the driver will
work after log out or reboot.
.....
P.S.: The command # urpmi <package>
can be used for installing software too.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 08-25-2009 at 03:27 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #7
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@ mag1strate : Suse 11.1 nvidia.repo
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...r-HOWTO.html#1
Code:
[nvidia]
name=nvidia
enabled=1
autorefresh=1
baseurl=http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1
path=/
type=rpm-md
keeppackages=0
 
  


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