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Old 09-07-2003, 03:18 AM   #1
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having trouble with xwindow

Well, i seem to be just a host of problems, but here we go.

So i've finally got slackware installed along with KDE and GNOME, but i'm having trouble loading them. I've used cf86config and, after many trys, found that the best I can do is to get it to show up on the top half of the screen, pretty garbled, in 256 colors, and with each side of the screen showing the same thing.

My video card is a geforce 4 ti 4800 SE on an ASUS v9480 tvd board, so I thought I'd give nvidia's linux driver a shot. The problem is, I don't know how to get it onto my linux partition. I've downloaded it in xp, and it's too big for a floppy. I tried burning it onto a cd, but I couldn't figure out how to access it from linux.

So, do i need this driver (and if so, how do i get it onto my linux drive), or is it something else?

Please be kind and help a linux n00b.

Old 09-07-2003, 01:51 PM   #2
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how is the driver packaged?
Old 09-07-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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beginners normally don't start with slackware .

Boot up in linux (yeah, Microsoft does not like the linux file systems, they are much to complicated )

The mount command gives you access to your XP partition (make sure your kernel is built with ntfs support.
If not recompile it or burn it to a CD, then your kernel needs ISO and Joliet support, which probably is the case )

example to mount xp:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt

this gives you access to the whole windows file system in the mount directory (/mnt/documents and settings/.../My documents/Nvidia-driver.tar.gz is the path to get to the nvidia driver)


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