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Im completly new to linux and i just recently installed Mandrake 10 and i need to know exactly what to do if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated ...
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    Nvidia Driver install


    Im completly new to linux and i just recently installed Mandrake 10 and i need to know exactly what to do if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated THANKS!

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    login as root and then press alt+ctrl+F1
    put username and pass for root and then type init 3
    after that press enter and then with cd command go to the folder that u have the driver.then type ./ <Nvidia driver name>.
    that's it!
    then reboot.when nvidia logo appears you have succesfuly installed the drivers.then the only thing you have to do is to enable 3d support.
    manually check the /etyc/X11/xf86config to see which section module.it shouldn't contain "dri".then check section device and make sure that driver is set to "nvidia" not nv.
    good luck!
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    Latest nvidia linux driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html
    HOWTO/FAQ/Special options, all in one file: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...106/README.txt

    It's pretty simple to install, su to root, run the script. Then the maybe hard part is you have to edit your X config. The above readme describes what file and what to edit.
    --monkey

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    thanks ima try that

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    how would i go about finding the folder that contains the nvidia .run from the command line

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    with cd command(like dos-cd stands for change directory).type pwd firstly to see where you are.then cd // to go to / directory.use the ls to see the folders.with that way go to directory you downloaded driver.if you can't find where it is try :
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    find / -name *NVIDIA*
    it will send you back the path it locates the driver.then use cd and ls to go there!
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    if anything goes wrong please post!
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