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Old 09-23-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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NVIDIA GForce2 Go with Slackware

I don't suppose any of you know how I could get better video drivers for my NVidia card in my Inspiron 8100. Currently text shows up smaller than normal (I am comparing it to when I had Redhat installed) and it has some really thick and some really thin parts to it. I assume this is because I have no formal video driver installed. Is this perhaps something else? I get the whole 1600x1400 resolution, and bigger things look ok, it's just the small text that fucks up.

Old 09-23-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
You may have one or more of these tools:
XFree86 -configure
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver
Old 09-23-2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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I tried to install the drivers that you noted earier. It gave me some erorr about not having compiled my kernel correctly. I am using the basic Slackware kernel for the time being. I went to one of those other sites and updated my XF86Config a little, but I doubt it will change much.

I also tried all of those tools and none of them were located on my system sadly enough. I was under root so all the /sbin /usr/sbin would show up....nada.

I appreciate your help

Very much!
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maddcow did you ever get this fixed
Old 09-24-2003, 03:35 AM   #5
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No, I never did.....I think it has to do with my drivers. I think I might try and install it again later though. I will paste the error message...if I can.


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