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Old 04-06-2003, 04:32 AM   #1
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Still stuck???? PLZ help.


I have a couple of questions AGAIN??

Im learning lots and I really appreciate all the help.

My first question is reagrding up dating dirvers. I have a Geforce 3, which drivers do i nedd and how do I install them.

Second Question In Windows (XP pro) when I create users I set the accout type i.e admin etc. I am wondering how you do this in Mandrake 9, Ive created users but I dont follow the account setup, group setup? Ant links or info regarding this would be helpful.
I know as root you have all privleges etc I would to be able to asign some of these to my other Users.

Im still having problems setting up security for my network, ie its either wide open., i,e set as public or I cant access? (Using Samba and Linneighbourhood.

Any help would be much appreciated
 
Old 04-06-2003, 04:59 AM   #2
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re g-force drivers

search for a script called NVchooser.sh, run it, it will tell you what version numbers of the NVIDIA_kernel and NVIDIA_GLX rpm's you need.
the kernel rpm is a src.rpm and needs rebuilding first
(rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-xxx.src.rpm) as root
then find location of rebuilt kernel rpm
(in mdk 9 it's /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586 )

install kernel rpm first then glx

you must install these OUTSIDE of X, logout, log in to failsafe as root

rpm -Uvh NVIDIA_kernel-xxx
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-xxx

log back in to gnome and call up the /etc/X11/XFfree86Config-4 file (in mdk9) and look for line that says load "nv"
and change it to load "nvidia"
save and reboot

look for post on this forum called...
Nvidia driver problem SOLVED! LOOK HERE!

these are the instructions i followed and they work
if you can't find the NVchooser.sh script, reply to this post and I'll send it to you.

can't help with the rest i'm afraid
 
Old 04-06-2003, 05:29 AM   #3
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thanks Ill give it a whirl. Let u know.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 09:23 AM   #4
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Actually, there is now a new nVidia installer that will do updates for you as well as making this whole thing much much easier. Use that if you can.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:05 PM   #5
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Re: Still stuck???? PLZ help.

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Second Question In Windows (XP pro) when I create users I set the accout type i.e admin etc. I am wondering how you do this in Mandrake 9, Ive created users but I dont follow the account setup, group setup? Ant links or info regarding this would be helpful.
I know as root you have all privleges etc I would to be able to asign some of these to my other Users.
First you need to think what you'd like to do. List users and note down what permissins you want to give to which user (for example: directories to access, executables to run etc).

As you probably know, every file in Linux has 3 sets of permissions: for owner, for group and for other users. Every of the sets has 3 attributes: read acces, write access and execute ability (directories: 'execute' allows to enter the dir).

Let's say you'd like to allow two of your users to have write access to /etc/fstab (for the first time try with something less important, for example create a directory, files inside and test everything), you need to create a new group, for example fstabusr, add the two users to the group (and root), change group fstab belongs to to fstabusr and give the group write access.

SuSE and RedHat provide graphical tools to do it, you can also use groupadd and usermod commands (read their man pages).
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Im still having problems setting up security for my network, ie its either wide open., i,e set as public or I cant access? (Using Samba and Linneighbourhood.
What is the problem, exactly? What do you change and what happens?
 
  


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