Help with install in Mandrake 9.1
I am running Mandrake Linux 9.1 on a Dell laptop with a built in GeForce 4 video card with 64meg of ram (i think that's all right). I used to run Mandrake 9.0 and I installed the nvidia drivers just fine for that (i believe i used the rpms) and they worked beutifully (especially because they let me run tux racer which i couldn't do with the generic drivers). Anyway, the problem is this... I tried installing the nvidia drivers using the .run file but had major problems. Here's how I went about it... I set the default runlevel to 3, rebooted, ran the .run file, edited the XF86Config-4 file to change the driver from nv to nvidia and set the default runlevel back to 5 (all of that was done as root). Then, I logged in as my normal user and ran startx. I got the nvidia splash screen and everything ran perfectly (even tux racer). I then rebooted and when it tried to start the graphical mode it would just flash the nvidia splash screen a couple times then go back to the console and say something about loading a module and then it would say "shutting down x server" and i'd be back to the console. This kept happening so I tried uninstalling the drivers and resetting the XF86 file and i would just get the login screen flashing in the same way w/o the nvidia logo. I finially just had to reinstall linux alltogether. Sorry for the long post but could somebody please tell me how to install these drivers properly?! Thanks to anyone who actually read all of this!