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Old 02-19-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Madriva 2006 bugs out?


i noticed from the reviews on Madriva on this board that it has had several problems with nVidia card drivers. Does anyone know if that has been resolved? the last post on the thread seemed to be a bit old. i am new to linux and was thinking of getting mandriva but i do infact use nVidia so i want to be sure my cards will work. also my board is an nForce, so if it had troubles with the card, i'm afraid it might have trouble with the mobo too. thanks....
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:02 PM   #2
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I have an nvidia gforce2 Titanium 64 meg, and all three (2006 free, 2006 powerpack & 2006 Dec Club), have all worked flawlessly with this card. Maybe post the exact model of card and a couple people with that exact card will let you know if they have had any problems, and resolutions.

Edit: Oops, maybe I need glasses, I notice it is listed in your signiture.

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Old 02-19-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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i was knid of worried too because i wasn't able to get Move to load on this sytem. it keeps hanging up. a Knoppix live CD boots up fine, but not mandriva. does that forecast troubles ahead with this distro?
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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I would not think so, but could be wrong. I would check out the hardware compatibility list against your hardware. http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/en/hardware
 
Old 02-20-2006, 03:32 AM   #5
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i was knid of worried too because i wasn't able to get Move to load on this sytem. it keeps hanging up. a Knoppix live CD boots up fine, but not mandriva. does that forecast troubles ahead with this distro?
Not necessarily, because I have a laptop that Move wouldn't work on but an installed Mandrake/Mandriva works perfectly.

BTW, this machine uses an nVidia GeForce FX 5200 128MB card that works fine on Mandriva 2006 using the nv driver. Anyway, if that doesn't work, you can always get and install the nVidia proprietary driver which you'll find on nVidia's site.

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Old 02-20-2006, 08:01 AM   #6
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thanks for the info. oh, by the way this is a FX5200 also, for some reason i had MX in my mind, but it is indeed FX. thanks again.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 12:51 PM   #7
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I am trying to install the new 64bit nvidia drivers NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8756-pkg2 and i am having a very hard time doing so. It keeps on telling me about some --kernel-source-path issue. I have a Geforce 7800GTX 256MB PCI-E, and a AMD64 4200 X2 System. I am running the new Mandriva 2006 with the following kernel kernel-smp-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk Anybody know the right way of doing this? i have read the readme files but they don't say much about the proper step by step ways on figuring out this issue. Seems like going back to SUSE is a lot better at this point. Thank you for your time on this matter.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 04:51 PM   #8
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You need to install the 2.6.12 kernel source package (not the kernel-source-stripped). Do you have two or processors on your system? If not then use an ordinary kernel instead of the smp kernel.
 
  


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