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well, im pretty nooby to linux, but Ive used linux for quite a while now. I never had a problem with installing the nvidia drivers till nVidia decided to take ...
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    Cant get linux nvidia drivers to install right


    well, im pretty nooby to linux, but Ive used linux for quite a while now. I never had a problem with installing the nvidia drivers till nVidia decided to take off the rpms, and use the '.run' files. Now I just cant seem to install them right. BTW, here are my specs:

    xp2500+ barton @ 2800+
    EPoX 8RDA+
    Kingston 256mb ddr333 valueram
    Creative Labs 64MB DDR GeForce2 Ultra
    WD 120GB hdd 'se'
    WD 40GB hdd
    52x24x52x cdrw
    16x48x dvdrom
    Win2k Pro/XP Professional/ Mandrake 9.1

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    Now my main problem is killing x....I dont know how to do that, and Ive read about changing init:3default to 5 or something? But I cant do that because mandrake 9.1 doenst create a login for root at the login screen, and I dont know how to get in. PLZ help...thanks.

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    well, i didnt think i made my point clear the first time. Ill try again.

    I need to know the steps to installing the latest nvidia drivers.

    It needs to be detailed, specifically on killing x. I really dont know how do to do that, and like I said before, I cannot access the root account, becuz I dont have a login for it, just my user name. Thx again.

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    I'm a noob myself but I do believe if you open a terminal/console and type
    init 3
    you will exit X

    Type
    init 5
    at the command prompt to get back into X

    Here are the install directions.
    ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...363/README.txt

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    Post your XF86Config file so we can see how it's currently setup. You'll find it in /etc/X11

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    i hope you dont mind me adding this in (it kind of is under the same topic) but i have a nvidia gforce 4 Ti 4600 and i dont know how to get the 3d acceration rinning. it says i need some file from the site. when i go to the site it says all these numbers and letters beside the linux drivers and i dont know which one i should get. just to tell you in case its important i'm using suse 8.2 and i have a p4 2.53 ghz processor.

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    Do you have the nvidia drivers installed for your card?

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    i think the d2 drivers are installed but i dont think i have the 3d drivers on the computer.

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    I've heard with the nvidia drivers, linux doesn't always recognize the card as 3D accelorator, even though it's there. Like my drivers are fully installed and working yet RedHat still has the greyed out button for Hardware acceleration. It works though, because I've tested it more than once with 3D games.

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    no i think it does recognise its there it just wont enable it.
    another thing is thet it might be missing the openGl thing.

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    the nvidia drivers come with OpenGL support

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