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JBC 10-09-03 02:08 AM

Red Hat Linux 9 & Geforce 3 t2 driver question
I'm a brand new user of Linux. I just installed Red Hat Linux 9 for my son without a hitch. I installed ALL packages then updated all RPM's with the RHN. I'm using the geforce 3 generic driver. I noticed that the display was a little choppy so I checked out the driver settings and noticed that the 3D hardware acceleration check box was ghosted. I decided that nVidia drivers would do the trick so I went to nVidia's site and found many options, i.e., IA32, IA64, etc. I'm a bit confused as to which drivers I need and for that matter what ALL I'll need to do to enable 3D acceleration.

His system includes:

1) Red Hat Linux 9 (downloaded from www.Redhat.com)
2) All the latest RPM's from the Red Hat Network
3) ASUS AGP-V8200 T2 Deluxe (Geforce 3) video card
4) ASUS A7N8X Deluxe (rev 2.0) Motherboard
5) AMD Athlon XP 1700+ @ 133 FSB
6) 384 Megs of PC-2100 RAM (nForce dual channel mode)
7) Adaptec AHA-2910B SCSI Adapter (for CD-ROMs only)
8) Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM Drive
9) Yamaha CDR-400t CDR Drive
10) Western Digital WD1200JB HD

I set up his system as a multiboot (BootMagic v8) with includes Windows 98se, Windows XP and Red Hat Linux v9.

While I know that most of this info is not required. Just wanted you to see the full picture.

Thanks in advance,


pdavid 10-09-03 08:19 AM

you want the ia32 drivers for linux.
it will come as a .run file, which you run with:
sh Name-Of-The-Current-File.RUN

If this is your first time installing the driver, read the README carefully, and follow the directions, and you should be up and running in no time! :)

JBC 10-10-03 04:34 AM

Thanks for pointing out the proper drivers.

Do you know if the nVidia Drivers will allow me to enable 3D hardware support, or is their something else I'm missing?



pdavid 10-10-03 08:43 AM

when you install the drivers, you will see a splash screen for nvidia before X starts. If you see this splash screen, you are golden. (the little " enable hardware acceleration" in that dialog box you see will still NOT be able to be enabled. This does not mean that the drivers are not work, so don't fret! if the nvidia drivers load, and you see the big splash screen, then rest assured that you are hardware accelerated ;)

JBC 10-10-03 02:13 PM

Thanks Much!


VBrew 10-11-03 05:38 PM

Nvidia geForce FX5200 problem
I have downloaded the ia32 from nvidia site but cant get the file to run because it's said " that it could not find "ld" and advise to isntall systemutility. can anyone tell me where I could get that.
know this my linux8.0 does not start in Gnome, only text mode.
I tried to change the XF86Config but it does not work. I can't not use Gnome whatsoever. please help.


Identifier "Mouse0"

Driver "mouse"

Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"


Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"

Driver "mouse"

Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"


Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Monitor0"

VendorName "Monitor Vendor"

ModelName "Monitor Model"

HorizSync 30-85

VertRefresh 50-160
ption "dpms"


Section "Device"

# no known options

Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce DDR (generic)"

Driver "nv"

VendorName "NVIDIA GeForce DDR (generic)"

BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce DDR (generic)"


Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"

Device "NVIDIA GeForce DDR (generic)"

Monitor "Monitor0"

DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"

Depth 16

Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"



Section "DRI"

Mode 0666


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