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Old 02-12-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Graphic driver issue


Hi everyone, ok atm im using free mandriva, the 1 cd version, and ive noticed there arent any decent nvidia drivers installed, because no 3d programs will run

Im wondering how do i install the latest nvidia drivers, im really confused with it, and i dont know if theres an automatic option or what

I also purchased the 4 cd mandriva, i heard drivers install with the OS with that one
 
Old 02-12-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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This is a link to a good howto on setting up Nvidia drivers: http://linuxfordummies.org/index.php?topic=474.0

Hope it helps.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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I do not know about the four CD set you purchased, but I can help anyway. You say you installed Mandriva from the Mandriva One CD so the package selection will be limited. There are proprietary nVidia drivers available for Mandriva in the plf media repositories. I suggest you add all the official and plf media sources for use with the Mandriva Package Manager or urpmi (the CLI pm). If you have a fast Internet connection, you can follow the direction I set up on my blog.

HTH,
 
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Ok i followed your instructions on your blog, all was done successfully, now how to i add the nvidia drivers?
 
Old 02-13-2007, 01:10 AM   #5
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Open the GUI package manager (System / Configuration / Packaging / Install, Remove & Update Software).

Enter 'nvidia' (no quotes) in the Find: text entry field near the top of the window and click the 'Search' button.

You should get a listing of the available nvidia driver packages. There will be a nvidia package and a dkms-nvidia package for each version. I have three versions listed here, the most current (9631), the next newest (8774), and the legacy drivers (7184).

If you have to have the absolute latest drivers (9746), you can get them from the nVidia driver archive.

Click the link for the appropriate driver for your system.

Follow the directions on the resulting page.

I have an old nvidia card here which is no longer supported in the new driver releases, so I use the legacy drivers from plf.

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