NVidea video card on Mandrake
How do i know if my video card is being used and recognized properly by my distro?
I have a Nvidia Gforce 4 64 MB video card, and i want to start playing heavy games, such as Unreal and Half Life 2, as soon as i can get them. But i am not sure if the card is being used to it's max potencial. If it's not, how do i install the drivers? And, are there drivers for mandrake for this card?
I've checked the Nvidia site, and while browsing to find the driver files, three linux options appeared, here they are:
Which one applies to mandrake 9.1?
Re: NVidea video card on Mandrake
As DaemonOS said, you're probably looking for IA32. What you need to understand though is that Nvidia's drivers aren't based on what distribution of Linux you have (thankfully), but rather what CPU you have. Most popular PCs these days are 32-bit, so you'll want IA32. My PC uses an AMD64 chip, so I'd want AMD64 (although the AMD64 can also use IA32 drivers and software). Some computers use Intel's Itanium 64-bit chip, so they'd use IA64. Hope that doesn't confuse you. :wink:
Originally Posted by sheds