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Old 06-04-2003, 03:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation New Nvidia Drivers don't work...

Hello, I appear to have a rather large problem with my Nvidia graphics drivers. I recently downloaded and installed (successfully so I thought) the Nvidia linux IA32 display driver version 1.0-4363 from the Nvidia website. I am using xfree 4.3 and it all looked like it was working fine. The nvidia splash screen appears when the x-server starts, and my 2d graphics are smooth and flawless. I have a GF4 Ti4400.

I first noticed there was a problem when I tried to test a new set of display options from within mandrake control center. When the test button was clicked, the settings window just vanished and no settings were saved. I then realised that this happened when trying to configure the video settings for epsxe playstation emulator. It is almost as if when the graphics card is accessed, the processes "commit suicide", or are simply terminated without warning or error message.

This stumped me for some time until I tried recently to run TuxRacer. The box appears on the taskbar as if the game is loading, but the hard-drive light stops flashing, and no loading takes place. Eventually it dissapears, again with no warning or error. This actually happens with EVERY openGL application on my linux system.

My card works when the drivers that ship with mandrake are installed, and also it is fully functional in windows. The only other point to note is that using the display settings in windows I have very marginally overclocked my card, although this never caused any problems with the driver under mandrake 9.0 before I upgraded.

Is this a known bug? Are there any bug-fixes available that might help, or should I try an earlier driver?

Old 06-04-2003, 04:20 AM   #2
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hmmm, got the driver today. is the one. Just got the card today actually, so first set of drivers. Working fine. Tested wc3, quake3, cs, glxgears. All fine.

To install i just ran the file, changed "nv" to "nvidia" and commented out "dri" in xf86config.

Really dont know, just mentioning workign fine here.
Old 06-04-2003, 04:59 AM   #3
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Youd don't need "DRI" with the nvidia drivers, they're only needed if you _don't_ have an nvidia chip based card.
Old 06-04-2003, 03:56 PM   #4
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Question hmmm

Hmmm, it appears to be a more specific problem then, but I know for a fact it is driver related as I have reinstalled mandrake a few times for various reasons, and it happens the same every time.
Old 03-02-2008, 07:40 PM   #5
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Well I have the same problem.

I am having the same problem and I think I know what it is. I am still slightly new to linux and am still learning but I do know that everything must be given permission to be executed and Nvidia's website dosn't tell how to do that. So the problem can be solved by a simple terminal command but idk what the command is. If you find out what command to use to give Nvidia drivers permission to run Email me please @
Old 03-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #6
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You reinstalled Mandrake several times? Please, don't. It is long dead.
There is no chance somebody would test and make run a new driver with all those old/outdated/obsolete libraries Mandrake comes with.
Old 03-03-2008, 03:46 AM   #7
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And yet another zombie thread from 2006 resurrected.


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