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Old 06-18-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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problem installing the graphics driver

i sent this message a few weeks ago but i did not find a good solution

i have two graphics card installed in my cpu.
one of them is built in with the cpu and the other one is a 64mb GEForce2 MX400with a tv out.
i want to use the GEForce2 MX400.
so i installed the NVDIA driver and i also changed the code in x86config
but still the graphics accelarator did not initiate
one of my friend told me that i should disable the built in VGA card
but my BIOS seem to be pretty weird, cause when i disable it, i cant find anything in the monitor, so i have to reset my BIOS.
is there a way i can initiate this driver, cause i want to use som e graphic desigining software which need OpenGL support.
Old 06-18-2004, 04:45 AM   #2
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Bad Bios :)


Don't have your BIOS a option to change the INITIAL DISPLAY?

This option is like this:


The options commonly are:

-> AGP

I think that changing this your computer your send "video data" to your AGP graphics card... Hmm?

Try it and write again...


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Old 06-18-2004, 06:36 AM   #3
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thanks but it still doesnt initialize

thanks for the BIOS tip
i guess i am a little un familiar with this kind of BIOS cause i was using a p-1 pc before this p-4

but still i dont think it initializes, my friend told me that when u get it installed u will find a NVIDIA logo in the startup

but it doesnt appear and i cant run the soft that needs openGL
the name of the soft is kpovmodeler-1.0
it says no OpenGl Support
or is it that i have to initialize OpenGL in Linux Slackware 9
let me copy the code that i have modified

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "nvidia"
#VideoRam 65536
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
vendorname "NVidia"
boardname "GeForce2 MXR"

i am not using a GeForce2 MXR
i am using a GeForce2Mx400 with a tv out
is the problem there
or u have a different opinion


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