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    NVIDIA DRIVERS ON 10.2 Mandriva


    i have nvidia fx5200. what do i need to do to install nvidia driver?

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    Depending on your processor type goto the nvidia download site and select the appropriate driver and read the appropriate howtos.

    if you have a P4\Celeron\Athlon XP\Sempron\Duron\Centrino or any 32 bit X86 processor, select the Linux IA32 drivers.

    if you have a Athlon 64\Athlon 64 X2\Pentium 4 64 bit\Pentium D or any 64 bit X88 based processor select the Linux AMD64/EMT64T option.
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    ok, that i did.

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    well did it work?
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    whell, it worked to download them. instaling is the tricky part...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nvidia
    STEP 3: Install
    Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run" to install the driver, then edit your X config file as appropriate. See the text README for more detailed instructions.
    The X config file they are talking about is the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which you will have to update as per instructions from the readme file.

    edit: also you will need the kernel-sources, make and gcc installed, these can be found on the installation cd.
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    ok. what exactly should i do with kernel sources, gcc and make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speeduhh
    ok. what exactly should i do with kernel sources, gcc and make?
    You should have them installed on your system and nothing more. The Kernel sources are required to compile the nvidia card module and insert it into the kernel, gcc and make are required to compile (i.e. make executable) the nvidia driver.
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    but the question is.. how do i do that. pls.. i'a a begginer

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    Ok to make sure that the kernel sources are installed, type into a terminal:
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    cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`
    if a directory exists i.e. no error appears then the kernel sources are installed.

    for gcc and make, type into a terminal:
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    gcc
    it should return something like "/usr/local/bin/gcc"

    for make, type into a terminal
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    which make
    it should return something like "/usr/bin/make"

    if anything else is returned, these are not installed. Now what you have to do if they are not installed is goto the Mandrake Control Center, select Install software and when it asks for you to insert the cd/dvd insert it. Now search this list for gcc, make (sometimes called gnu_make) and kernel-source. Install these 3 items by ticking the check box and selecting ok.

    Once you have done that, you are ready to start installing the nvidia driver and I will write up instructions for that once you have verified that these 3 items exist.
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