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Old 03-07-2004, 05:17 AM   #1
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my nvidia gforce 4 drivers


I have linux slackware 9.0 with the standard bare.i kernel. Now I want to install my graphic and sound drivers, but when I install the drivers from the nvidia site, the installprogram says, that I don't have the right kernel, i have a via p4 mainbord, and a geforce 4 mx440 graphic card.

I also could use some information about a flash plugin for my konqueror browser (because I don't find one) and information about other drivers (like my soundcard, my cd-rom and cd-rewriter, my floppy station, and so on)

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Old 03-07-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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you should have the source for your kernel installed
and let the NVIDIA script build a kernel. I am doing
that with Mandrake 10.0 and a 2.6.3 kernel without
experiencing any problems - the package I am using
Old 03-07-2004, 07:28 AM   #3
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just to add to my previous post:
>> and let the NVIDIA script build a kernel.
let it build a kernel module (sorry) -

then in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 change
Driver "nv"
Driver "nvidia"

not sure what this looks like in Slackware
(I last used Slackware about 10 years ago).

Flashplayer plugin is available form the macromedia website
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have u installed the kernel sources ?
Old 03-07-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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yes, I have installed the kernel sources. specifically in the case of Mandrake 10.0
and the kernel I am using: kernel-tmb-i686-up-4GB-2.6.3-4.tmb.1mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
I also have the kernel source package kernel-tmb-source-2.6.3-4.tmb.1mdk.i586.rpm
(they are actually from the contrib section of Mandrake, i.e. non-standard kernels).

The kernel source should match the kernel that you are running when you run the NVIDIA
install script - you should also run this install script while you are in runlevel 3 (i.e. NOT running X).


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