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Old 07-09-2004, 08:48 AM   #1
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Question Im having problems installing my video drivers and sound

Hi everyone!

Im a big newbie to Linux. I've been using Windows all my life, but i wanted to try something new and tought Linux sounded interesting. The first distro i tried was XoL livecd. I really liked the design, it was easy to use, and i actually detected all my hardware, sound, gfx etc. So i decided to try with a real install of Linux .

I chosed Mandrake 10.0 because it seemed like a good newbie distro. But ive been having some troubles with it :

1. My mandrake doesnt detect the sound . I have a ESS PCI, and a SIS onboard.

2. I cant get BOTH my video cards to have good performance in 3D accel. I have a ATI Radeon 9600 PRO, and a GeForce 4MX. Both on AGP port of course if it matters. I first started with the ATI driver, but the Xfree86 version was different than the driver expected.

Then i tried to install the GeForce 4MX driver, and Nvidia do update Linux drivers pretty good

BUT, it said i "You need to shutdown your X server".

How do i do that ?

I hope you will/can help me. Sorry, but im used to Windows....i hope i one day can throw out my Windows XP cd....

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