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Old 09-28-03, 07:49 AM   #1
Eddie J
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Default Need help with the 4496 driver

Hi all, I am new to Linux, and hoping somebody might be able to help me out with this problem. I downloaded the 4496 drivers, shut down the X session, installed the driver as per instructions. I did not use any command line options. I edited the XF86Config file and replaced "nv" with "nvidia". Restarted X, saw the NVidia splash screen and when I was in the desktop ran Chromium to test the installation. Everything worked fine. After a reboot however, I ran Chromium again and it refused to start as did all the other GL games.

Could somebody tell me if there is some command I need to run so that the system will take advantage of the new drivers? Any help would be great.


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Old 09-28-03, 03:42 PM   #2
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what distro? maybe the installer was unable to set up auto-
loading..... you'll have to tell us a little more about your
environment for us to be able to help you.

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Old 09-28-03, 09:13 PM   #3
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Sorry, I should be more specific. The distro is Mandrake 9.1, but I think I have worked out the problem. It has something to do with the autologin feature, you know how you can have it set up to boot you into KDE or whatever, without entering a password. I logged out and switched to a different windows manager, and everything worked fine. Switched back to KDE and that worked too.

Basically all I needed to do was to turn off the autologin. Fascinating eh?

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