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Old 09-13-02, 08:01 PM   #1
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I recently got redhat 7.3 distro and tried to download the linux drivers for my geforce 2 mx400 off the nvidia site. My friend who happens to have been using linux since 94' sent me this file to overwrite in the kernel. When i rebooted my system i saw two Operating systems pop up in the dual boot screen. i tried both of them, logged into my account and i only hade the linux shell. I had lost the gui somehow, so then i went back to win2k. Now a week later im back on redhat and want your help on which drivers i should get. here are some of my system specs just incase:
1.8p4
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sorry kinda in a hurry, if u need anymore info on my system just reply, i would really appreciate someone's help.
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Old 09-13-02, 08:11 PM   #2
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Please download and run NVchooser.sh from the driver page. It will tell you which files you should use.

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Old 09-13-02, 08:17 PM   #3
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how is this spose to help?
I do have the two files that i needed to download, i just havent extracted them yet.

Here are the files i already have, just tell me if it is safe to extract them.

NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.rh73up_2.4.18_10.i386.rpm

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Old 09-13-02, 08:23 PM   #4
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Now a week later im back on redhat and want your help on which drivers i should get.
lead me to believe you didn't know what files to download. What problem are you running into? Have you looked at the installation instructions in the README?

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Old 09-13-02, 08:25 PM   #5
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Here are the files i already have, just tell me if it is safe to extract them.
If that's what NVchooser.sh recommended, then those are the files you should install. The GLX package is fine; not knowing which kernel arch you have installed, I can't tell you if the kernel package is correct.

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what would u recommend i should do??

...btw how do i check which kernel arch i have on already, before i install these files.

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...btw how do i check which kernel arch i have on already, before i install these files.
You can check arch a number of ways - 'uname -a' is the easiest. If you (or your distro) installed the kernel via RPM, you can try 'rpm -q --qf %{ARCH} kernel'. In any case, you should download and run NVchooser.sh to verify you have the right files.

Please make sure you've read and understand the README's installation instructions before installing.

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its
Redhat 7.3
2.4.18-3
i686
does this mean i have downloaded the wrong files?

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Probably. Download and run NVchooser.sh (from http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li...splay_1.0-3123) to determine the correct files.

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well the NVchooser helped somewhat
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which glx driver should i get??
GLX RPM NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm??

and if so will it work with
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.rh73up_2.4.18_10.i686.rpm
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Yes.

From the README:

"The NVIDIA_GLX rpm, however, is not dependent upon the kernel version".

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