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Old 07-01-2002, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question Accelerated X-Server and RedHat 7.3


I just installed RedHat 7.3 and I am having some trouble figuring something out. RedHat identified my video card as a Geforce2 GTS and saw that it has 64MB of memory. However, it did not install or even ask to install an accelerated X-Window Server. My question is: How do I get an accelerated server to run? I have never messed with the inner working of X and honestly have no idea how to change these settings. I am just running the default verion of X installed with RH 7.3. And like I said, the OS found and identified my video card correctly. If anyone(and I am sure there are many) knows how to do this let me know.

Old 07-01-2002, 04:15 PM   #2
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first try reading this link it tries to explain Nvidia driver install for rh 7.3

for newbie i recommend using the rpm's instead of installing from source get the rpm's at

before i forget it; check if the nvidia rpms are already installed
rpm qa|grep -i nvidia ;they show up ? try using them editting XF86config-4 or if you want to use the new ones do
rpm -e name before installing the new ones

for stability you can get the src.rpm's rebuild them and then install them
make sure you are in runlevel 3 so boot into it or use telinit 3 if X is
already up before installing and editting

is your cpu an AMD ? then you should add mem=nopentium in your
lilo.conf after append and run lilo afterwards (dont know grub syntax if
you use grub)

following are pieces from my XF86config-4:

# This loads glx vor nvidia

Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/"
( i use mandrake if links are set allright, you can use Load "glx'')

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
VendorName "Unknown"
BusID "PCI:01:00:0"
BoardName "Unknown"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "0"
Option "SwCursor" "1"
Option "NoRenderAccel" "1"
Option "NoLogo" "1"

# Clock lines
(use lspci to get your BusID or comment it out should work but is
a stability issue)
hope this helps a bit

Last edited by mrGee; 07-01-2002 at 05:13 PM.


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