nvidia drivers !
ok folks, i have mandrake 9.1 and i have downloaded the GLX and the KERNEL rpm packages from texstar. i installed them as root in (not logged into X) and when i go back into X and browse my files, nothing has been installed, and it says all packages have been installed when i try and run the rpm. Why's it saying its installed, when its not?
I'm confused, what card do you have and what drivers did you download?
what happens when you install the rpms?
(rpm -Uvh file.rpm)
i have a geforce 2 ultra
when i try to install the rpm's it says everything is already installed, but there is nothing installed anywhere :evil:
Have you done a
rpm -q NVIDIA_GLX-188.8.131.52.25.2tex-4496.i586.rpm
? That'll check whether they are actually installed.
On the flipside, I think that one should always download the nvidia drivers from their website as a *.sh file. It's trivial to install it that way (assuming that you've got kernel sources preinstalled), and the only post-install hacking that needs to be done is to edit your XF86-Config file, removing some lines.[/code]
that is cool, we both have geforce2 ultras. :D
anyways, looks like youre trying to install older drivers? get the newest ones from nVidia...
i wrote a how-to for them: