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Old 12-27-03, 04:11 AM   #1
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ok reading several threads on this board, to me it seems that the new drivers are super flakey and causes many oops.

I am reformating my system and putting FC1 on it.

Now what do you guys recommend?
First of all, should I go with the 2.6 kernel and install the 5238 drivers from minion.de?

or
go with the 2.4 kernel and use which one .. minion.de or official drivers..


or just stick with 2.4 kernel and the 4496 ...

I have a Ti4600 and don't really run any 3d apps. I just use dualhead which is my biggest concern!
also, when I installed the 4496 on my current FC1 system, I had to do this method:
http://fedora.artoo.net/faq/custom_nvidia.html


let me know guys...


p.s. are the minion drivers that easy...a simple sh NVIDIA*
and the installer will run?
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Old 12-27-03, 03:45 PM   #2
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go to 2.6 with 5238...


i'm with them =)
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Old 12-27-03, 03:47 PM   #3
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Just get the 4620 if they work for you and dont bother with the 2.6 unless you lack the harware support, besides it's still young.
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Old 12-27-03, 06:11 PM   #4
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I tried 5* drivers and they did not work for me. Granted I did not want to waste alot of time on them since the 4620 worked fine.

I am using FC1 kernel 2.4


Good luck what ever you do!
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Old 12-27-03, 06:21 PM   #5
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I'm currently running 2.6.0test9 and 4496, and I have them fairly well behaved at this point. I'm not inclined to upgrade until I have a compelling reason. Since I'm running an old TNT2 M64 card, I'm don't think I'll get any meaningful performance increases from the new driver. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
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Old 12-27-03, 07:40 PM   #6
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using the 46.20 beta drivers and fedora core 1 (with the latest 2.4 kernel)


did u need to do anything special to install them? (i.e. use these instructions
http://fedora.artoo.net/faq/custom_nvidia.html
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or did u simply run the sh command
?


thx guys
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Old 12-27-03, 10:04 PM   #7
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I used the instructions that came with the driver. It worked perfectly except that i had to type CC=gcc32 first. Other than that it was smooth. Oh and I had to modify the XF86Config file. Again see the README in the driver itself.

I also setup the twinview after it was already working.
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Old 12-28-03, 03:04 PM   #8
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thank u, so basically


CC=gcc32 sh NVIDIA*.run

and ur golden
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