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    Question How to install nVIDIA Graphic card driver in Mandriva 2011


    Hello Friends.
    I am new to Mandriva 2011. Although used Mandriva in 2008 but could not understand Linux and discontinued its use. Have installed Mandriva 2011 just few hours back (but still a newbie as far as Linux commands are concerned) and trying to enable desktop effects since this installation.

    I have Dual Boot system: Win 7 + Mandriva 2011. Dell Optiplex 330, Intel Core2 Duo. nVIDIA 8400GS Graphic Card.

    I opened Mandriva Linux Control Center and installed the following three:
    1. dkms-nvidia-current-280.13
    2. nvidia-current-doc-html-280.13
    3. x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-280.13

    How should I proceed further?
    Please help me in correctly configuring this driver.
    Thanks in advance.

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    When I open nVIDIA X Server Settings it displays the following error:
    "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server."
    How can I do this?
    Please help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babloo75 View Post
    "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server."
    How can I do this?
    Hello

    Go to a console, and issue the following command to gain root permissions:

    Code:
    su -
    ...enter your root password when requested and press ENTER.

    ...then issue the command the message above told you to issue, and press ENTER:

    Code:
    nvidia-xconfig
    oz

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    Thanks. I got it enabled.

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