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Old 02-19-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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how to do the following actions


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Before beginning the driver installation, you should exit the X server.
In addition you should set your default run level so you will boot to a
vga console and not boot directly into X (please consult the documentation
that came with your Linux distribution if you are unsure how to do this;
this is normally done by modifying your /etc/inittab file).  This will
make it easier to recover if there is a problem during the installation.
as u know, nividia dun give u rpm or tar anymore, now its completely new so the guides from before doesnt work.

but the above, i just wanna know how i can perform those actions on mandrake 9.2, help would be appreciated. how do i edit X server? how do i boot to vga console? etc
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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read these instructions

there is a step by step with all commands you should use in that thread i linked ...
i personally recommend the editing of the inittab, for the reason stated just in case there is a problem, but you'll see all the instructions in the thread linked, to get the job done
 
Old 02-20-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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ok, i have a problem. on the tutorial i am suppose to find something called Load dri #X Direct Rendering in my XF86Config-4, but its no where to be seen. (and yes XF86Config-4 is the correct one for me)
so whats up?
 
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If its not there, don't worry about it.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:00 AM   #5
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ok, thx
i THINK i've installed nvidia and its working... i THINK... lol i dunno how am i suppose to check or know if its really working now?
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:07 AM   #6
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If you have the driver in /etc/XF86Config-4 changed to "nvidia" and X starts successfully, then it's working.

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:33 AM   #7
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yyyyyyyessssssssss!

but i have a question. after installing my video card driver, why do i still get laggy screen if i drag around a window too fast?
like in windows, when i drag a screen really fast BEFORE i install video driver, the screen lags like crazy, but on windows AFTER installing the driver, if i drag a screen really fast there is no lag at all

how old in mandrake 9.2, after installing driver when i drag a window around it still lags?

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Old 02-20-2004, 02:00 AM   #8
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Try playing around with Nvidia driver options (nvagp etc, check the README), some other options in XF86Config probably helps as well, not exactly sure.
Or just set it so that it only shows the border when dragging windows.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:12 AM   #9
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ok, thx i'll try that later...
another thing... what was really the point of installing nvidia driver? i mean, obviously i am not going to try to play games on linux, i would do that on windows and having or not having nvidia driver for normal work/multimedia, etc seem useless?
 
  


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