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Old 02-03-07, 03:47 PM   #25
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Default Re: Nvidia - Mandriva 2007

If you have GF > FX then use nvidia latest drivers - type urpmi nvidia

For GF = 4 type nvidia_legacy2

and for olders nvidia_legacy.
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I am using the Mandriva 2007 for x86_64, and had 3D hardware accelerated graphics right off the installation disc. I also had no problems installing the latest drivers downloaded directly from the NVidia site. Overall they work fine, allowing me to play Doom 3, Wolf ET, etc, acceptably. However as others have put forth, I can enable but cannot use the famous 3D Desktop. I'm not sure that I want to, but cannot if I decide that I do. If I use the AIGLX, I get the black & white thing described elsewhere; if I use the other option nothing changes at all.

Also, though I was able to add the option to enable SLI, the system is only using one of my two 7900GT KO cards. Also, I enabled the coolbits, but it does not appear to make nor save the changes in GPU core & clock speed, even if I set this as root.

Is it possible that by removing these and installing the plf drivers? Is this all due to unique aspects of the Mandriva OS and how the drivers are installed/configured?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
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Is it possible that by removing these and installing the plf drivers? Is this all due to unique aspects of the Mandriva OS and how the drivers are installed/configured?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
As you may have noticed on this forums - nVidia isntructs to first use `drivers prepared by your distro vendor, if it doesn't work then use stock drivers.

In Mandriva's case using PLF drivers is a simpliest way to get rid of those unfamous "hite screen of death" while using baryl/compiz. PLF provides as much compatibiled nVidia drives with Mandriva policy as it is possible.

If you want to uninstall "stock" nvidia drivers please follow those steps:
1. Boot to the login screen
2. Press CTRL+ALT+F1
3. Login as a root
4. Type init 3
5. rmmod nvidia
6. Type sh /path/to/the/nvidia-1.0-XXX.pkg1.run --uninstall

After succesfull uninstall boot to your graphics environment(KDE/Gnome/...) by typing init 5

Now add add plf repositories(where you can find nvidia drivers and other stuff). Everything you will find here http://easyurpmi.zarb.org

When you finish this, type "urpmi nvidia" - wait few moments, and everything is done, fire up drakx11 and reconfigure your graphcs settings. After restartinbg X server you sould have working plf nvidia drivers
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