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Old 09-30-04, 05:39 AM   #4
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Default Re: mandrake 10.1/xorg driver error

(1) extract the content of the installer
$ -x

this will create the following directory: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/

(2) download the patch file from the mentioned forum thread.

(3) now enter that directory and go to usr/src. place also the patch file there.

(4) run the patch command:

$ patch -p0 <PATCHFILE

(5) cd ../.. (back to first level directory)

(6) ./nvidia-installer [--add-this-kernel]

(7) edit /etc/modprove.preload and add the following entry:


(8) edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and replace

Driver "nv" with Driver "nvidia"


$ modprobe nvidia
$ service dm start

UPDATE: if patch does not work look at my post below ... perhaps its better trying first the other solution (replace step 4 with the one below)!

Last edited by crac; 10-02-04 at 06:22 AM.
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