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Old 11-25-03, 09:46 AM   #1
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Angry GeForce FX5200 Under Red Hat 9 Problem

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nVIDIA GeForce FX5200

NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4499 / NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4499

Red Hat 9.0

AMD Athlon XP 2200+

NVIDIA nForce

Hi, I install Red Hat 9.0 and hv display card driver problem. It only can install it in Text Mode, while in Graphic Mode, it's blank screen. After, I found NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4499 and NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4499 packages that support my display card (GeForce FX5200) in NVIDIA site. But it's not .run file. I read README file (NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4499),I don't understand how to install, it's different. And
(NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4499) README describe:

If you want to build NVdriver for a system other than the compiling
system, then you'll need to run the make as:

$ make SYSINCLUDE=/src/kern/my-smp-kernel/include

to generate an NVdriver that will work on the kernel whose include
files are in /src/kern/my-smp-kernel/include. This kernel must
have been completely configured (make menuconfig dep).

That's make me confuse.

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How to install NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4499 and NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4499 packages? What is "my-smp-kernel" and "make menuconfig dep"? Which is better? Is it right packges for me? Does need nForce Driver?
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Old 11-25-03, 11:41 AM   #2
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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=21118

See my first post in this thread, it discusses your blank screen problem.

You should fix the improper driver selection described there before continueing with the nVidia driver installation. This will let you know how to get it working if something goes wrong with the driver, and also confirm that your setup is fully ready for the drivers (that other things aren't wrong). Its nice to make sure you know where the problem is, so working sequentially is the way to go.

You probably will not want to use that method of installing the driver, I suggest for the first time you use the .run installer instead. Here is a link to the installer and the download page for it.

Page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

Direct Download link: http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-4496-pkg2.run

The nForce drivers are for network and other mobo components. You probably want to get them installed and working, but they do not effect the video driver install (from my understanding). I do not have an nForce mobo. Install them using the rpm file available from the download page.
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Old 11-25-03, 02:04 PM   #3
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If you can get to text mode, you need only edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config using a text editor
(vi or pico recommended). Where you
see the line:
Driver "vesa"
change the "vesa" to "nv"
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Yes, that's greatful! X Window work exactly in Text Mode and Graphic Mode. And then continue install .run driver soon.

LordMorgul, thank you very much.

I think VESA generic not function properly same as u said. I will try install from CD later learn more about u describe.

One more question about "make" , any link hv sample and describe of this command, I want learn a little bit more.

Thanks again!
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make is the 'standard' compiling script tool used in the UNIX and Linux world (and others). It uses a script named Makefile in a source tree to describe which files should be compiled in what order.

Check this site for some links to building software on Linux.
http://leapster.org/linoleum/
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