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Old 05-10-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Shiny new computer - but which drivers for PCI Express graphics?

My main desktop is about 6 years old now, and is starting to give me major overheating problems (I replaced the processor fan last year, after belatedly diagnosing the problem, but I suspect that some damage had already been done. The cooling in the case has always been sort of terrible) so I'll optimally be replacing it soon with this:

Case PSU Motherboard Processor RAM Video Sound DVD

I'm planning to put Slack 10.2 right back on it, and my question is regarding the nVidia drivers. nVidia's site refers to three sets of drivers - IA32, IA64 and AMD64/EM64T. As the hardware will be 64bit but the OS will be 32, am I correct in assuming that I'll need the IA32bit version of the drivers?

Slack installs in text mode and I boot up into init 3, so I know I'll have time to install the drivers before I have to worry about X.

Does anyone see any obvious problems with this setup? I'd be grateful for a second glance before I make Newegg that much richer

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Old 05-10-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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IA32 is right, run 'xorgetsup' or 'xorgconfig' first, then run the nvidia installer.

Look at the post in my sig about DRI, and read the nvidia section
Old 05-11-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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That's a great how-to, thank you very much!


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