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  1. #1

    Installing new video card

    Hey guys, im running mandrake 9.1, i currently have a geforce 2 ultra and im buying a geforce 4. Do i have to do anything special to ensure that linux work correctly. Or will it auto dectect?


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    It will auto detect it as a generic GeForce 4 probably. You'll need to re-install the drivers maybe, but definately you'll have to edit your XF86Config.

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    what will i have to change?

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    Did you install the nvidia drivers for your geforce 2 before?

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    no i tried to but everytime i try and run the RPM's it says everythign is installed, but its not.

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    it's probably installed, you jsut never editted your XF86Config file to actually use the drivers...

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    Elaborate, please, Mado, from a konsole perspective.

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    If you've installed the nvidia drivers, you'll just have to make sure they're loaded:

    modprobe nvidia
    And for the Upgrade edit your XF86Config:

    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "GeForce"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VideoRam    131072
        vendorname "Generic"
        boardname "nv"
    That section is the definition for your video card. Make sure that the VideoRam is the right number (Video Card RAM * 1024) and that Driver is set to nvidia. Other than that, you should be good to go.
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