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Old 02-01-2004, 12:51 PM   #1
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Screen shaking need help installing drivers


well my screen is shaking a bit and it causes alot of eye strain I mean alot, I managed to get this far, im a linux noob got everything up and running day before yesterday so if anyone can appoint me to a tutorial on how to install it that'd be great. I have a stock installation of slackeware 9.1 I havent updated anything yet. I have a geforce 2 mx 440
thanks in advanced btw I searched the forum couldnt find must be that the eye strain was a bit much
 
Old 02-01-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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Get the nvidia driver from nvidia.com, installation instructions are in the readme that comes with it. You'll also need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config to use the new driver. I assume that you've already run xf86config to set up your basic monitor and graphics card specs.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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no I havent this is my first linux system lol how would I edit it could i do it through KDE or should I cd my way there and open it? thx in advance
 
Old 02-01-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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Do it from the command line (ie not in gui mode), as root, run:

xf86config

You go through some dialogs that set various graphics settings. You'll need to know your monitors horizontal and vertical refresh rates, and I'd use option 18 "nv" for your video card when you get to that part. That gives you a basic XF86Config to work from. From there get the proper nvidia drivers, install them, and edit XF86Config again (by hand, there are instructions on what you have to alter in the readme).
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:35 AM   #5
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thx man and I realized i only get this when I use KDE, Ill try this later
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:36 PM   #6
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to install the nvidia drivers it says I need the kernal headers so this means that I would need to recompile the kernal right while im at that could I upgrade the kernal to 2.6 linux kernal?
 
  


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