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Old 12-13-05, 06:31 PM   #2
Dr. Tyrell
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Default Re: Problem installing my Geforce 4 mx440 on linux

Press Ctrl-Alt-F1

without quotes/bracket/dots, type...
[if asked give name "root" and then "<root password>"]

"init 3"
"cd <to wherever the Nvidia file is, /home/you/Desktop>"
"sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg1.run --extract-only"
"cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg1/"
"./nvidia-installer -an"

and let her rip.

Now edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf or XF86Config with vim*
Put # in front of lines Load "glcore" and Load "dri"
Add the line Load "glx"
In section Device change "nv" to "nvidia"
Save the file and quit vim

cross fingers and type "init 5"

See other pertinent threads

*vim: type "vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf", click the letter i to enter editing mode, click escape key to exit editing mode, type ":wq" to Write file and Quit.
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