Latest release of NVIDIA drivers do not work on my Mandriva 2006
Hi. This is more to inform than it is to ask for help, though I would appreciate any help on getting the latest drivers to work, if I've done something wrong. But the fact is, I think it's an issue with the drivers themselves.
I'm running Mandriva 2006 free edition on an Intel Celeron 2.26 GHz PC with an NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX400 running on AGP. Kernel is 2.6.12-12mdksmp
The free drivers worked fine (of course, without 3d accel). When I tried to install the latest version of the IA32 drivers (version 8756) via the script, I couldn't start up the X server.
I had previously done 'urpmi' for the correct kernel source, and the install went without a hitch. I also modified the xorg.conf file correctly, etc. The only symptom was a display that couldn't be started.
Then I uninstalled this newest driver, downloaded and installed version 8178 the exact same way. This time, it worked perfectly.
So I think it's a problem with the newest drivers that NVIDIA has supplied, and there's little I can do about it. But I just thought I'd let you guys know to avoid future exasperation. :)