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Old 08-24-02, 03:10 AM   #1
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Angry Redhat 7.2, X and Geforce 4

Hi. I've recently installed Redhat 7.2, but unfortunately it's older than my graphics card and does not support it as is.

I can only get GNOME to run in 320x200 - nothing higher, so i can't configure my modem or anything. As a result, i can't download the newer drivers.

So... Does anyone know how i can get the drivers onto a floppy from windows, and run them in LInux? My problem is the GLX files are 1.6 mb, and a floppy only 1.4. Alternatively, if anyone knows of a way to get my card working properly, or of smaller non-official drivers, that'd also be much appreciated.

In any replies, keep in mind i'm a complete newbie, so thorugh instructions would be good.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-02, 02:39 PM   #2
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Hm, probably the easiest thing to do is to reboot to windows, download the files, then mount the windows partition in linux.

mkdir /windows
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /windows

Device may differ, you can 'fdisk -l /dev/hda' to see what partitions are on drive1, use /dev/hdb, hdc, hdd for other ide devices.

rpm -i NVIDIA_GLX* NVIDIA_kernel*, update /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as noted in the readme, and hopefully you should be all set.
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Old 08-24-02, 03:42 PM   #3
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Not sure if he is already used to all linux cli tools and so on. True your geforce4 won't be detected by the nv driver included with xfree86 4.1. RH defaults to the "vga" driver included with xfree86. To get much higher resolutions and colour depths edit your XF86Config-4 file and change "vga" to "vesa" or perhaps it was "nv" and change that to "vesa". After this you can easily install the nvidia drivers.
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