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Have RH 9.0, can only install in text mode and can get no further, think itís because I have 256M graphics card. (fx 5600 GPU quite old now) Can change ...
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    is linux only good for old hardware


    Have RH 9.0, can only install in text mode and can get no further, think itís because I have 256M graphics card. (fx 5600 GPU quite old now) Can change card to an ooooolllllld 4M card and it works fine. I am new to Linux and would like to see what it has to offer, any help would most welcome.

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    You need to get the driver from Nvidia. Check thier webpage - http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html

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    nice

    Tried that didn't work, maybe you could tell me how to install the driver so it will work

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    Re: nice

    Quote Originally Posted by eye
    Tried that didn't work, maybe you could tell me how to install the driver so it will work
    Maybe you could tell us what went wrong while trying to install this driver? Then we can help.

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    Did you follow the directions from nvidia? It's a little more involved than a driver install under windows.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._ia32_1.0-5328

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    a belated answer......

    if you havent allready fixed this up, take a look at this thread

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12247

    it should point you in the right direction

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    easy way to do this from the experience that i had, is (with your old card installed) go into redhat-config-xfree86 change the card type to the Nvidia Fx (generic) in X windowsk reboot the computer, plug in your 5600 and it should work no prob.

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