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khelvig 09-17-02 12:34 PM

Noob needs help with driver (Mandrake)
 
I am going to install the Mandrake 9.0 beta on my computer:
AMD 1900+ with a GeForce 4400 TI

The problem is that i looked at the Linux driver page (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li...splay_1.0-3123) and i don't know what to download.
Is there anybody who can help me with which files i need to get my videocard to work properly??

bwkaz 09-17-02 01:00 PM

Youve got a couple of choices. During the Mandrake install, you can tell it to install kernel-source (or just check the "development packages"; that should do it too), and then you'll be able to use the .tar.gz version of both the kernel and GLX.

Advantages: If you ever upgrade your kernel (and have the new kernel source available), you can recompile the same nVidia kernel and reinstall it, and it'll work.

Disadvantage: If you don't have the kernel source available, you can't use it. It's probably also a little harder to do it this way.

The other way is, post-installation, you can download and run the NVchooser.sh file that's referenced off the driver page, and it will tell you which files to download and install.

Advantage: it's probably a lot easier.

Disadvantage: If you ever change out your kernel, these drivers that you download will not work. Don't even bother trying them.

I'd go with the .tar.gz's, personally, but that's just me.

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Oh, wait a minute, never mind. This is Mandrake 9 Beta, so there aren't any kernel RPM's on the download page that you can even use. You'll have to go with the SRPM's or the .tar.gz's, and make sure that kernel-source gets installed when you install Mandrake (for either one of them). You'll also need gcc and make, but as long as kernel-source is selected, these should be too.

Hope this helps. If you have any questions, read the README (it's got more info in it than anyone should ever know ;) ), and then post them if you still can't find the answer.


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