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I need to install 3D drivers for my nVidia card on Mandrake 10.1. I have RTFM and STFW and regardless of what I do, I can't get it to work. ...
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    I need to install 3D drivers for my nVidia card on Mandrake 10.1. I have RTFM and STFW and regardless of what I do, I can't get it to work. Any help would be great.

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    To start, what have you done so far to try to install them? What errors are you getting? We need more information to troubleshoot your problem effectively.
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    Typically, I'll exit X and run the file. It'll start, fail to connect to nVidia's site for updates, and then complain that I haven't edited headers and quit. I don't know the exact error is. I'll try it again when I get home to my Linux box.

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    Unless you're distro is really really new, you have an old version of the nVidia driver, or you rebuilt your kernel/have a customized kernel, it shouldn't need to connect to their site at all. In all the exceptions I mentioned, you can have it compile the kernel interface locally instead of looking for updates on nVidia's site (which won't work for anything I mentioned except having an old version of the driver). Just make sure you've installed the kernel sources and select 'no' when it asks to connect to nVidia's website.
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    It's claiming it can't load the nvidia.o module because kernel header files may be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ND4SPDR
    It's claiming it can't load the nvidia.o module because kernel header files may be incorrect.
    What is ur kernel? Could we see ur X config file? does it work with the nv module?
    Before using nvidia module nv must work

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    How do I view my X config file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ND4SPDR
    How do I view my X config file?
    Depending on what Mandrake 10.1 uses (I'm not sure; don't use it myself), your X config file is either:
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    or
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    /etc/X11/XF86Config
    You can view it either with a text editor like Gedit or Emacs, or from the command line:
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    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | less
    or
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    pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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