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Old 05-10-2004, 02:59 AM   #1
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Question How to update nvidia drivers on mandrake?


before hand, i wanna know to upgrade this thing. i have no success in red hat, neither suffer from fedora, so i wanna try mandrake, since its really good for newbies. what do i download first, is it the kernel or what? thanks in advance
 
Old 05-10-2004, 03:10 AM   #2
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Download the drivers from here, follow the instructions to install them
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-5336.html
 
Old 05-10-2004, 04:51 AM   #3
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Also don't forget to have the kernel-source package installed.
This is needed to compile the stub file that allows communication between system & driver.
Make sure that you install the same kernel-source version as your kernel version.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 06:11 AM   #4
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i tried to compile the kernel but i have no luck (that's when i'm still using RH)
 
Old 05-10-2004, 06:14 AM   #5
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@dopefish: do i still need to download some nvidia kernel before proceeding to the installation?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 06:22 AM   #6
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guys don't you have an easier way to install that nvidia driver? some newbie steps please
 
Old 05-10-2004, 06:49 AM   #7
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This may help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30

You can read down a bit to do it without a reboot and such. You just need to make sure the kernel sources are installed off the CD, if they are on there. In a console type in

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uname -r
It should tell what kernel you are using. I would go to Start - Configuration - I think it is software manager or something to that effect and search for kernel. You should see a list and just check the one that matches what it told you above.

Then follow that how too. I made it simple so hold out your hand for me.

Hope that helps a bit.

Later

 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:42 PM   #8
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You dont have to compile the kernel source you just have to have the kernel source of your kernel in /usr/src/linux then run the .bin file you downloaded from the nvidia site
 
Old 05-10-2004, 10:37 PM   #9
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Have you seen that white NVIDIA screen yet?

Just checking.

 
Old 05-11-2004, 12:08 AM   #10
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This is about as newbie as anything I've seen

Hope it helps.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 06:50 AM   #11
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oh, so i'll check first the kernel... i've got so many troubles with regards to this video driver
 
Old 05-16-2004, 06:58 AM   #12
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what's that white nvidia screen?
 
Old 05-16-2004, 11:16 AM   #13
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Quote: what's that white nvidia screen?

When your drivers are installed OK, when your X server starts you should get a white splash screen with the Nvidia Logo just before you see anything else.

You can set this not to appear afterwards, of course, but for the meantime when you see this logo it's a good first indication that the drivers are installed & running OK.
 
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Basically that screen says it is OK to jump up and down and screem wooooo hoooooo and such. Me I said holy sh*t it works. Whatever!! I just can't jump up and down anymore, arthritis and all.

Keep working on it, you'll get it.

Later

 
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Also, as an aside, with mandrake, if you used easy urpmi to configure online sources for updates and such, DON'T do urpmi kernel-source.
You will get 2.6.9 source code. The best way to install kernel-source is to pull it from CD 3.
 
  


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