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Old 08-15-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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Mandrake and nVidia Drivers


Just a quick question. Does the download edition of Mandrake 9.1 contain nVidia drivers?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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no, as they are not GPL software (i.e. the whole reason the nVidia drivers are an issue in the first place...)
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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Mandrake 9.1 at least came with a non-3d accelerated driver so you could use your card, and the 9.0 PowerPack had the full driver iirc.
It isnt hard to download and install, at most you might need your kernel source package installed and obviously gcc.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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If I download the Standard Edition of Mandrake 9.1, will the drivers be included?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:16 PM   #5
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Mandrake will come with support to use your graphics card to have a desktop, but graphics acceleration will be software based until you update with the driver from nvidia.com. It's very easy to, see my sig link.
 
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Quote:
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If I download the Standard Edition of Mandrake 9.1, will the drivers be included?
you already asked this .....

why is having them on the cd such an issue? just go to nvidia.com and grab them there.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:12 AM   #7
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
you already asked this .....

why is having them on the cd such an issue? just go to nvidia.com and grab them there.

Because I thought, probably on the CD it'll be in RPM or some other easily installable format. If I get it from site, I'll have to do loads of configurations... right?
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:21 AM   #8
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I wouldn't necessarily say loads, did you check Proud's link or read the overly in depth thread in Linux - Newbie?

It's not too bad really, once you do it you'll see it sounds worse than it actually is.

Cool
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:46 AM   #9
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Thanks for your direction, MasterC. Your words are encouraging. I'll embark on that mission right now.
 
  


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