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> Nvidia Driver Problems, Problem after Problem
post Mar 1 2004, 06:40 PM
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Im pretty new to linux, I spent all weekend reading how tos to get red hat 9 running to my liking.

One thing I really need help on, is the nvidia drivers for my video card. I already tried running it in init 3 but it says it doesnt recognize my kernel, and wants the kernel developement files(??)

I tried to get it off the redhat cd and it says im missing krb5-libs = 1.2.7-10 and openssl = 0.9.7a-2 I dont have the slightest clue where these are.

Also, I read about the various problems people are having with nvidia drivers and the newer kernel, should I wait it out for new drivers to be released? and are there any alternatives to the nvidia drivers (with 3D acceleration)

System specs
Red Hat 9
20gb Maxtor
Some MSI via chipset MB
Athlon 1.33 ghz
512 mb SDram
Geforce2 MX (Im a student, im poor)
Soundblaster LIVE! 5.1

EDIT: clarity, im tired
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post Mar 2 2004, 09:35 PM
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you need to install the kernel-source package .... then follow the directions on the nvidia site ...

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post Mar 11 2004, 09:00 AM
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I had the same problem but got help, this reall works. Just remember "Linux is Case sensitive, I can't stress this enough!!! try this it worked for me on my Mandrake 9.2 system which is Red Hat based.

1. Make sure you have your kernel-source installed:

- open a konsole (ALT-F2 and type 'konsole') then do:

# rpm -qa|grep kernel

If kernel-source is not listed, install it with:

# su (hit enter and type your root password)
# urpmi kernel-source (hit enter and say 'y' to any questions)

2. Download the Linux driver from NVIDIA:

3. Exit out of X when you done downloading (Right click on the desktop and
select 'logout', and logout of the session).

4. This should bring you back to the login screen. Switch to a console
(press CTRL-ALT-F1) and login with 'root' and your root password.

5. Turn off X by typing:

# init 3

6. Run the NVidia installer, by changing to the directory you downloaded it
to, and doing:

# sh

7. Agree to everything it says, unless you don't want to smile.gif

8. When it is done, edit '/etc/X11/XF86Config-4':

# vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Find the line with

Driver "nv"

and change it to

Driver "nvidia"

(to edit in vi, press the 'insert' key. to stop editing, press 'Esc'. When
you are done, press :wq to write and quit.)

8. Reboot your computer (type 'reboot' at the console) and it should come
up with the NVidia driver.
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post Mar 27 2004, 04:11 PM
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Something nobody ever says when they fix their Nvidia drivers for Linux:

If your Nvidia Card is AGP need to configure your XF86Config-4 to accomodate this:

In the same section where you changed "nv" to "nvidia" create a new option:

Option "NvAGP" "3"

this will allow you to gain the 3d acceration from the card

another Option of significance:

Option "NoLogo" "1"

This will allows you to turn off the Nvida Logo when X-Server starts up on your computer
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