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Old 09-16-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Nvidia Drivers on Redhat 9


Hello i am trying to install install Nvidia video card drivers for my geforce4 mx 440 on redhat 9 and whenever i start to it tells me i need to exit x server, how is this done? any other helpful inof on what to do after that would be much apprecaited
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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To fix your video problem, take a look at this thread.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=92073
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:06 PM   #3
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i posted this in the red hat forum under -red hat 9 driver install, the 6th replay to the thread, this is how i did it-

download the nvidia driver, it got saved into the /home/ronss directory.

okay, got to get out of the x-server , do this-
open terminal and type this-

su -
type in your root password
telinit 3
hit enter

should get ya into runlevel 3, and next type this-

username
password

now you should get a prompt $, now i can remember if you have to get root permission or not, but try installing driver with the $ , if it doesn,t work, type in su -, and your root password, you will get this #, and then type in nvidia command to run the driver , which is this for me-

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

should install driver, now exit runlevel 3, with the command-startx

you have to configure the xf86 file now, i used kedit and to do this you got to give it permission to change the xf86 config file, do this, open terminal and type this-

su -c "kedit /x11/xf86config "

hit enter, should open kedit, now click on / and in the file box, enter /x11/

click find, it should open some files, and you should find the xf86config file, now edit the file per se nvidia read me file, after making the changes , save , and reboot , you should get the nvidia splash screen if installed correctly

Last edited by ronss; 09-16-2003 at 08:07 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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ok, i'll explain to you..

first download the latest drivers

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

then take time with the README

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...496/README.txt

ok.. now you're ready to start..

exit X: press the logout button. it's usually situated near the menu or is the first option..
in the worst case a CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE will take you back to the shell

here run the file you've downloaded. it will compile the correct drivers (module) for your kernel

now you have to edit the file
/etc/X11/XF86Config

you can return in x and use a graphical editor or maybe try mcedit(vi,emacs) - (the first one is much more simpler)..i would reccomend you to use something like gedit or kedit..

1. substitute teh line
Driver "nv" --> Driver "nvidia"

2. comment the line with a #
# Load "dri"

3. add, if not present the line (or uncomment it by removing the #)
Load "glx"

you're done...
all these info are included in the readme.. this is just a short brief..
hope it helps
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:32 PM   #5
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good info, the ctrl -alt -backspace works great.

what i like about libranet 2.81 that i just bought and download, the nvidia driver is allready installed!

Last edited by ronss; 09-16-2003 at 08:34 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:16 PM   #6
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Talking

it's not necessary to reboot
at the prompt just do a
$ startx
and the new module will be loaded immediatly!
this is a reason why linux is better than windoz!!

if u see the nvidia logo the module loaded properly..
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:03 PM   #7
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thanks you very much

sorry i didnt get back to this but i am about o go try this

here goes .. .
 
Old 09-18-2003, 09:03 PM   #8
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just to let all know it works great thank you very much!
 
Old 09-18-2003, 09:16 PM   #9
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good work!!
 
  


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