Mandrake 8.2 first time user...
Well as the heading might suggest I am running Mandrake 8.2 for the first time. I am actually dual-booting WinXP and Mandrake 8.2.
WinXP is on the first partition and Mandrake on the second.
Aside from general advice in terms of updates, what do you suggest I use in terms of drivers and where should i go.
Oh and before i forget everything worked for the most part, internet etc.. except I haven't tried any games because it is using the GeForce3 generic driver. I was able to however run the resolution at 1600x1200@76Hertz. My monitor goes higher than that but my knowledge with Mandrake is nil to none.
What steps should i take now in terms of updating drivers, software updates. I selected everything when i installed it. The only module that failed to load or shut down is the proftp module.
Otherwise it looks fine.
Any help in this would be great....
answer to NEW TO MDK 8.2
I do want to Congratule you to the UPSTEP in PC life - LINUX -
There are many different ways to update your NVIDIA driver, the easiest that I tested was :
On page 1 of this thread Rob C. posted a very EASY to follow, Understand and working way of doing the Upgrade.
PRINT this post before you start - YOU WILL NEED IT.
If ther's anyprobs send a message or mail.:cool:
Or you can just do this:
/etc/X11 is the directory for the file
The way I done mine was.
Install the RPM's by double clicking on them. After that edit
XF86Config-4 the bloody file and add: Load "glx". Then edit the video module and change "nv" and "vga" to nvidia.
Restart X and log in and then you will run anything OGL.
Thanks a lot guys for the help. The one thing I have noticed compared to the last Linux I installed which was Red Hat 6.1 if I am not mistaken. Redhat wasn't that bad just more tedious to install at least compared to mandrake.
Anyway lets hope this is a somewhat painless experience. I have alos heard that they are getting ready to start distrubution of Mandrake 9.0 otherwise known as Dolphin. And thanks for welcoming me to the stable side. HeHe M$ isn't exactly the king of peaceful grin if you know what I mean.
I will try these steps this weekend, should a great learning experience.
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