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I am new to Linux but am trying to learn as I go.

I have succesfully installed Red Hat 9 onto my system and got it dual booting with Win XP. My problems started when playing with the games that came with the install, I noticed that Tux Racer and Mealstrom (sp?) were jerky and the frame rate was very low, I have an Athlon 1400, GeForce 4 Ti4400 and 512Mb of DDR RAM, this shouuld not be the case. Someone pointed out that i was probably missing the open GL driver to enabel 3d properly and to get the latest Nvidia drivers, which i did. The problem is when i try to install it looks for the Kernel source and can't find it. although through mucking about with rpm it tells me that its already installed, I've tried downloading it again and installing it but when I try this it also tells me its installed. I'm really stuck now and would appriciate any help.


Was you installing this with X shutdown?

Did you make sure you changed the XF86conf file

scroll down and the instructions are here.

just incase.
If you already have an XF86Config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")


Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

if they exist. There are also numerous options that can be added to
the XF86Config file to fine-tune the NVIDIA XFree86 driver. Please see
Appendix D for a complete list of these options.

good luck

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