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Old 08-17-2003, 05:28 PM   #1
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step-by-step guide for drivers

Can anyone point me to a web page with a step-by-step guide on how to update your video drivers ?

Im a big-time newbie and need alittle help !!!!!

Running Mandrake 9.1 with a G4 video card !


Old 08-17-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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go to nvidias site and download the drivers and read the readme file...
or just download the drivers and follow the guide that MasterC has posted in the newbie fourm.
Old 08-17-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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here's how Steven1038 helped me. Plz note that this issue has been addressed many times b4 and you should search it before you ask it.

You need to download Linux Drivers from nvidia ( ).

1. After downloading hit control+alt+f1 or f2
2. Login as root
3. Type telinit 1
4. change the directory where the drivers are at
5. Type sh or whatever the files called
6. hit accept, and it should install
7. type telinit 5 and everything should restart up

Then you got to edit a file. Open up a console, su into root.. use gedit or whatever word processor you like... gedit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Go down to Section "Device" and under there you should see Driver "nv"... change that to "nvidia" and hit control+alt+backspace, should restart X and see the nvidia splash screen

edit: btw keep the -opengl, makes it faster (for me anyways)
Old 08-18-2003, 04:04 PM   #4
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Thank you ! Going to try it now !!

Old 08-18-2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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there are instructions on the link below also, not saying the other ones aren't good, just sometimes seeing different ones can help make things make more sense when they all add up.


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