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Old 08-07-2003, 08:03 AM   #1
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3D Acceleration

Can some1 give this newbie a step by step to settign up 3d acceleration on Redhat 9 for an Nvidia Geforce 2 MX. I installed Wolfenstein Enemy Territory but it won't start up, all i see is a screen flash and then othing happens. I think its the 3d acceleration. If not help me out on whatever the problem is. THanks so much Your help is much appreciated.
Old 08-07-2003, 08:37 AM   #2
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Did you download the right driver from nvidia's site?
Old 08-07-2003, 08:50 AM   #3
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Download the linux driver from Boot up in "Text Mode" and NOT in your Window Manager (i.e. KDE, Gnome, etc..) and then run the driver install as root. It will do it's magic in a walk through process. (Just keep hitting "ok" or "next") THEN, change your directory to your /etc/X11 and open up xf86config-4 file inside an editor (the command would be like: pico xf86config-4) and go to where it says "Driver "nv" " and change the "nv" part to "nvidia". then just save the config file and start up your window manager by typing startx. This is kinda the best tutorial I can write right now seeing as how I am at work and not on my linux box.

Old 08-07-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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with the combination of the readme file from nvidia sites, and the sticky tthread in the newbie fourm you shouldn't have a problem.


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