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Old 02-12-03, 09:36 PM   #231
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Default Re: new Install RH 8.0 and Nvidia

Originally posted by nurseman911
Quick question, I see some very helpful posts and it looks like I can do this. I have a freshly installed RH 8.0 on an Athalon box. I have a GeForce 420mx card w/64 meg DDR. My card was auto detected, but of course nothing worked. Now, to get X to run I picked cards at random until I got one that would run X (I believe I settled on a TNT Driver). My question will this cause a problem when I try and install the "correct" Nvidia driver. and if so, how do I install the driver when I cant get X to run ?
thanks for the help.

Next task is to get sound !
Please execute the below to let me know which kernel you are using :
uname -r

If you are fresh installed RH8.0 and not willing to update kernel,
you can found driver at nvidia official site :

But If you updated kernel, please rebuild the src.rpm or tar.gz package to make a kernel suitable driver.

Building driver need extra patience.
You need install required compiling tool and kernel source,
which is hard to newbie.

In fact I am a newbie too with a little bit of experience.


Last edited by keung; 02-13-03 at 07:33 PM.
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