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Old 01-19-04, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default How do you install nVidia drivers for Athlon64?

Hi all.

I'm relatively new to linux (used SUSE Linux a few year ago, but that was just out of the box....didn't do anything fancy with it).

I just built an Athlon64 system this weekend (ASUS K8V Deluxe motherboard with an Athlon64 3200+ chip). I'm using my older graphics card at the moment (it's a Gainward nVidia GeForce3Ti450 card).

System is running Mandrake 9.2 for the Athlon64 (downloaded off an ftp site, did not purchase).

I downloaded the nVidia drivers for the Athlon64. The directions say that you have to run a file that ends in ".run"; however, I can't find it. When I unzipped and extracted the tar files, I didn't have a .run file.

Do I need to download another utility file?
Does anyone have a nice step by step tutorial for installing the nVidia drivers onto an Athlon64 system (know of a nice tutorial link)?

Thanks for any help that you can give to a Linux rookie.

- Steve O.
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Old 01-19-04, 07:49 PM   #2
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Even tho I have an Athlon 64 I'm parked in 32 bit mode because the official nvidia AMD64 drivers don't support kernel 2.6 and don't run 32 bit OpenGL games.
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Thanks for answering Whig. So, if I understand this correctly, there is no way to install nVidia drivers for the Athlon64 when I'm running Mandrake 9.2.

Geesh, that's disappointing. Maybe I'll have to upgrade to ATI.
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Old 01-20-04, 04:48 PM   #4
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Well, ATI won't work on AMD64 _at all_.
Nvidia drivers will work on Linux 2.6.x/ AMD64, using the patches from minion.de.

BTW, there is not installer for 4499, you have to install them manually. Just follow the instructions on minion.de.
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I don't know about Mandrake 9.2 + nvidia + 64 bit, but I've got Suse 9.0 AMD64 to go like that (just without agp-gart so it's slow.)
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Why don't you update to kernel 2.6.1? AGP works fine for me (AGP8x/ FW/ SBA) on the latest kernel...
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