Nvidia Gforce4 + Mandrake 10 configuring!!!!!
I posted on this forum somewhere and cannot find the postings to continue it on, so I apologize to the dude that was helping me!
I installed Mandrake10 and it (aparently as usual) did not configure my Nvidia Gforce4 card and monitor properly because as it booted the monitor turned to standby/off. I have an unknown monitor ( "Champ" on the front is all i can discern from the ****en thing) but it can res at 1024x748x32 fine with windows XP.
To hopefully correct the problem i installed the "Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run" driver and after the completion of this the gui told me to configure the appropriate file.....(which one???!), I found it but cant remember the name (sorry),........ /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_glx-1.0/README for details (didnt tell me ****).
how exactly do I do this?? I can view and right to the file but what do I actually write? and how do i save it?
Also, I specified during CD installation that i did not want to auto load the KDE GUI, how do i start this GUI from the me@localhost me:??? I am a bit more than a newbie, but still a newbie though!:D
Cheers guys + gals
Cant locate keneral sorce filles
if some one can help i love ill love u
ok. i got the drivers and i have done this before on fedora and it worked no worries. with mandrake it askes for keneral sorce files. can so one plz help me wif the a sting or how to do the ****. thanks guys
Hey...I had that problem too...
Okay so you got the "Download" Version of MDK? Huh?
I personally have NVidia FX5700, MDK does not have a precompiled kernel, you can't build it, it means you can't install the NVDriver either! So the easiest solution is to get the MandrakeLinux PowerPack 10.0, it already comes with the NV driver and configures itself without a problem. You can always buy it or do the same thing that most people do: get eDonkey, eMule or overnet (www.edonkey2000.com) and download it. ;)
There may be a more professional solution (somehow recompile the kernel, or whatever)...but trust me, once you get the PowerPack it solves 90% of all your hardware/driver problems.