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Old 01-02-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
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Is it safe to install the new Nivida drivers


I am having some basic problem with Linux Red hat version 9 i can't get my screen to go to 1024 x 768


and i am a totally newbie so I need step by step instruction on how to install the driver
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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To get your screen to go to 1024x768 (my new year's resolution!), as root, go into xf86config in a text editor and scroll down until you see the screen resolutions. Add "1024x768" to the front of the line - the line should now read "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480". Restart X and you will now be able to use it.

I have never had a problem with nvidia drivers, just read and understand the instructions on the website.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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if your using the 2.4 kernel, then no problem at all.
to get it to run on the 2.6 kernel, apply patches from http://minion.de/
 
Old 01-03-2004, 04:32 AM   #4
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Many thanks to XavierP you are the guru of linux i was going to install the drivers but something just told me don't and you just confirm it for me , what you did my friend was directed me to the right direction. as i scroll down this xf86config file i discover that my monitor was configure so it only goes up to 800 x 600 at 60mhz all i did was change this to 1200 x 700 in the display planel and this worked



i don't play 3D games so i am not that brother about 3D side of things but soon i will need to install the correct drivers.

althought it states in the panel that i have the correct drivers. Once again many thanks



to all and God bless



 
Old 01-03-2004, 04:40 AM   #5
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sssshhh, don't tell people I'm a guru, I'm happier being known as "bumbling idiot", gives me a lot more leeway

Glad to hear you got it working. As far as it 'knowing' your card, I believe it picks that sort of info off the card itself but doesn't actually do much with the info.
 
  


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