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Old 08-11-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: Mandrake 9.1 NVIDIA driver install for newbies


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Old 08-12-2003, 04:51 PM   #2
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those are the steps i followed while trying to set up mandrake with my nvidia geforce4 128meg integrated card... although im using mandrake 9.0 instead of 9.1... anyway I've seen that those steps work perfect for many people but it didn't for me.

so if it doesnt work for you, you can check the thread that I started about my problem...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=79719

i'll post the resolution as soon as i can figure out how to get the damn things to work...
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:38 PM   #3
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well, i figured out that my problem was with X, not with the nvidia drivers. i reinstalled all of mandrake from scratch and followed those instructions again and now it works perfect.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 05:37 PM   #4
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I don't know about the rest of you but my installation went as smooth as a baby's butt thanks to this excellent manual

Thanks mate!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 01:33 PM   #5
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There's no need to edit /etc/inittab and reboot twice, see my link in my sig.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 10:42 PM   #6
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Talking Many thanks!

Being a windows user I don't mind clicking around under the "hood" but windows is windows and Linux is whole different animal.

I downloaded RH9 to see how Linux looked. Install went great except X screen was only 6x6. I tried for couple of days reading docs and book that finally went and bought. I guess at 50, it is hard to teach old dog new tricks, but your tutorial got me headed in the right direction. Now if can get icons and resolution set , I be set. At least I am looking at whole screen.

Thanks again,

Charles
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:32 AM   #7
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Lightbulb Proud twice

Trying to make it as easy on the newbies as I could. Yes it can be done without a single reboot. I have done it. You basically just skip the inittab part and goto a term as root and type in "init 3". When you get through you just type in as root "init 5". Done.

Newbies may not like a whole lot of command line stuff. They may even freak out when x goes away. I did.

For all that liked it, your welcome. I have actually redone the how to. It just looks better. Same info.

 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:11 PM   #8
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WOW...finally a really really easy how to for newbs like me
These steps worked flawlessly. I wish I would have read this post before I tried to follow the nvidia site how to. Still wiping up the tears from my 2 fresh installs when x didn't boot up. Thanks alot "cheers"
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:13 AM   #9
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Awesome, finally a set of instructions I could follow and actually get to work.
Maybe you should think about writing a book for all the Linux NooB's like me.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 07:43 AM   #10
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Na, the next is going to be doing it without a reboot. I do wish this how to was easier to find though. It is way down the list.

I have gotten messages that it works in a lot of distros. It does not work in Gentoo. I have that installed too.

This thing is on a lot of forums and even a website or two. They 'borrowed' it I guess.

Glad it helps you guys though. If you can, download 'nano' from here

http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mit=Search+...

I have used this version: nano-1.2.2-2mdk.i586.rpm

This thing is much easier than vi. I would recommend it just in case you have some problem and need to change a file in command line or rescue something. It is very easy compared to vi.

The command to edit a file is

Code:
nano -w <filename>
You do a control x to finish then y(es) to save then hit enter to save to the same file without changing the name. Try it on a couple of test files. It is really nice.

Later

Noobie book? That would be huge. By the time I finished, it would be out of date. I may work on some things though. I'll try to keep it simple.

 
Old 11-17-2003, 08:14 AM   #11
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Still having problems...

The installer tells me it needs to compile a kernel interface for my kernel. I've installed the kernel-sources for my distribution (actually Mandrake 9.2) but I'm still having problems.

I get the following error message, but being a complete newbie it's rather unhelpful to me:

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'. This is most likely
because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel header files.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel header files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel header
files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the

Can anyone out there tell me what I need to do next?

Thanks in advance,
Kev
 
Old 12-03-2003, 06:34 PM   #12
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Thanks for this wonderful HOW-TO
But I do have a 'minor' problem, I'm hoping someone can help me with.

I'm able to boot into X using root (that's how I'm typing this) but not my regular user account.
I installed using root, maybe that's why? But I thought if anything was installed 'root'.. it was system-wide, which would mean it should work for my regular user account as well.

Suggestions? Help?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 10:47 PM   #13
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When you type in startx, what kind of error do you get? It should be using the same config file regardless of weither you are root or not.

Oh, the part we really need will start with (EE).

Back later

 
Old 04-17-2004, 07:17 AM   #14
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Worked perfectly on Mandrake 10.0 CE. Thanks for the tutorial as I couldn't work it out how to do it myself.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 05:04 AM   #15
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Believe it or not, someone held my hand the first time to. Reading the manual doesn't help when you first start with linux. What is that "init" thing? What happened to my GUI? I remember those questions and fears, about that last one especially.

Glad it worked. Wlecome to Linux. Get your feet wet and then move to another more "experty" distro. I went to Gentoo. I haven't been back into Mandrake in a while. I am curious about 10.0 though. 9.2 was a nightmare. It lasted about a hour. Nothing worked right for me.

See ya later.

 
  


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