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Old 07-03-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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help with nvidia driver x86 config on mandrake10

I know questions have been aksed about this hundreds of times. I actually read the Readme file and searched the forum archives. Okay, so i got cedega and i want to play games with my Windows friends. I got it installed and managed to install the games. I cant play them because of my videocard drivers and everything. Got the drivers. Logged out. Booted to text mode. Logged in as root. CDed into directory. Installed drivers. Yay! now i have to edit the x86 config file.

How do i open it? I know where it is and i CD into the directory. How do i open the file to edit it? Somebody said to use your favorite tetxt editor. I just typed "kwrite" but it refuses to start without X running.

I know what i have to change if somebody could just tell me how to open it. Oh, and how would i save it when i was finished? Thanks for the help.
Old 07-03-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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As posted before:

As root:
*vi /etc/X11/XF86Config (could also be XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf)
*press Insert
*do your editing
*press Esc
*type :wq! to save and quit.
Old 07-03-2004, 09:26 PM   #3
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One editor to use that comes with almost all linux distros is "vim". If you have it installed you can type "vimtutor" at the CL and a excellent tutorial will open up to show you the basics of using it in about 5 minutes.

After you have the basics , using it would be as follows,

#vim <pathtoxf86configorxf86config_4> <enter>

the tutorial shows you how to save the changes, if memory serves its :wq
but I cant swear to it, like I said the tutorial is good.
Old 07-03-2004, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks that worked perfectly. Appreciate the help.


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