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Old 03-31-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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Nvidia released new video drivers, ver 7174 today

Today (March 31, 2005) Nvidia released it's new video drivers version 7174.

To quote Nvidia:

Linux Display Driver - IA32

Version: 1.0-7174
Operating System: Linux IA32
Release Date: March 31, 2005

Release Highlights

* Fixed performance problem when using AGPGART.
* Fixed support for GeForce2 Integrated GPUs.
* Fixed a workstation graphics stability problem.
* Improved XRandR rotation support.
* Fixed installation problems on some Linux 2.6 kernels.
* Updated documentation

I installed these new drivers on two Fedora Core 3 computers, and they worked GREAT. I got into the console mode (runlevel 3) and un-installed the old Nvidia drivers, then installed the new ones as per Nvidia's instructions using
and it worked on both machines. I don't know what affect the old work around may have on this, chmod this, chown that, etc. but for me it worked great.


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Old 04-01-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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Sweet. How do you uninstall the old drivers?
Old 04-01-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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Just install the new drivers, the install process uninstalls the old ones.
Old 04-01-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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If you just want to un-install the drivers, from the console mode, as root, enter:
# sh --uninstall

But if you ever uninstall the Nvidia drivers and don't reinstall new Nvidia drivers, make sure to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file back to the way it was before going back to the Graphical mode (runlevel 5).


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