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Sorry for having two thread's open, but both are different problems on different pc's, lol. This problem is on my Desktop. I installed Mandriva to a new Partition on my ...
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    Nvidia Card & Mandriva


    Sorry for having two thread's open, but both are different problems on different pc's, lol.

    This problem is on my Desktop.

    I installed Mandriva to a new Partition on my Drive, installed great, dual boots with Win XP or Linux perfectly.

    After install of Mandriva i noticed the graphics on it were very grainy, so i thought it might not have detected my Video Card properly. And sure enough it did not.

    I have a 256mb Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 in it, along with the on board graphics chip which i do not use.

    I am wondering how i can install the proper drivers for my video card? I tried putting in the disk that came with my video card but it does not do any thing, i think it only runs on Windows probably.

    Any ideas of what i can do to get it to install the proper drivers for my video card?

    Thanks.

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    Hi!

    I think there are quite a few howtos out there regarding this topic, but I can repeat it in short here

    1. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers and find your specific card. Download!

    2. Go to init 1 (su a shell and type init 1)

    3. type in sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run (replace with the correct name - and path!)

    4. follow the instructions

    5. when finished - reboot or do a ctrl-alt-backspace

    6. Hopefully you'll get the NVIDIA logo. You should now have the correct drivers with all the good stuff.

    Good luck!

    Best!
    /Ove

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    Nvidia Geforce 9500M GS

    Hey linuxfreaks

    I know that there are few problems with new nvidia and not only adapters...

    i searched a LOT untill i found this HELPFULL url that supports almost EVERY Nvidia Adapter and believe me 9500M GS was the toughest!

    So, here you go

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...77.70-0ubuntu1

    ==============================================
    Dont mind that 'ubuntu thinggie' it worked for me on Mandriva which was the dist that i had the major xgl (GL) probblem/issue.
    ==============================================

    CHEERZ DUDEZ!

    #CodeMasters on irc.dal.net - SpItHash

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