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You need to download the NVIDIA drivers rather than use the ones that come with RedHat because the default drivers do not offer 3D acceleration.
Head over to http://www.nvidia.com and you will find Linux drivers listed on the drivers page; you should then download the -glx and -kernel RPMs for Red Hat 7.3 and your kernel (e.g. athlon, i386 etc)
The nvidia site is it for the linux drivers, make sure you download and read the readme file before you install, it will save you a lot of grief if you read it first, pay particular attention to the parts that deal with tnt cards.
bxb32001 - there is no need to be scared, just use su to login as root and follow the instructions in the readme file. Before you start editing /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, you can make a backup by doing something like:
Have you got the right RPM for your kernel? Unfortunately if you upgrade your Red Hat kernel via up2date / Red Hat network then the Nvidia drivers won't work, in which case you should probably follow the instructions for using the source RPM.
To build a custom NVIDIA_kernel rpm for your system, pass rpm the
$ rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel.src.rpm
Watch for the line that looks something like (the path may be different):
... and I tried the tar files but still won't work, says You appear to be compiling the NVdriver kernel module with a compiler different from the one that was used to compile the running kernel. This may be perfectly fine, but there are cases where this can lead to unexpected behaviour and system crashes.... blah blah
... read the FAQ and it says something about compiling the thing with the same version used for the kernel ....
I've done it! Thanks everyone (Danrees, Aussie)... I installed the kernel development and RPM development packages. Then I rebuilt the source RPMs... didn't know how to vim so I picoed my XF86Config-4...
And now I see Tux fly (got too excited, forgot about the fish). Seriusly, Tux needs some for of protection with all the landings I've put him through