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Old 06-24-2005, 08:36 AM   #1
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nvidia driver setup


All right I ran the package installer and all, that was fairly straight forward. I need help editing the config files. How Do I edit the files in console so that ...

If you have a working X config file for a different driver (such as the "nv"
or "vesa" driver), then simply edit the file as follows.

Remove the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")
(or Driver "fbdev")

and replace it with the line:

Driver "nvidia"

Remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLCore"

In the "Module" section of the file, add the line (if it does not already
exist):

Load "glx"



By the way the card is a ti4200 and I'm running Mandrake 10.1
Thanks,
DINK
 
Old 06-24-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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With your favorite editor as root edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf if that's what your distro uses....mine does.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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I figuered with an editor, I need to know the commands to open and save the config file
 
Old 06-24-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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With a GUI editor you should be able to use the menus. In Slack I
run my workstation with Fluxbox, and use pico to edit most things.
The commands are on the bottom of the screen in pico, and they're
very much like most other similar apps. I don't know what you'll
have available in Mandrake 10.1
 
Old 06-24-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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If i do it in GUI I can't save it because it says I don't have permission hence why I think I have to do it in console, all I want to know s how to open and save the text file in console mode.
DINK
 
Old 06-24-2005, 01:39 PM   #6
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If you want to use a gui editor, open a console, su to root and start up an editor such as kwrite.

# kwrite

Make the changes and you'll be able to save it.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 05:30 PM   #7
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thanks that got it
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