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    Which driver?

    Im using an nvidia riva tnt2. Im running redhat 9 (shrike).

    Which driver do i want, on the Nvidia website there are 4 types for linux:

    *IA32
    *FreeBSD
    *AMD64
    *IA64

    I guess its one of the 64 ones but which?

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    Re:Which driver?

    You'll most likely need the IA32, unless your computer has a 64 bit processor. They a rather new and expensive, I doubt that that's what you have.



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    Re:Which driver?

    Like cloverm said, you probably need the ia32. If you are running a Pentium, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, AMD Athlon series, Duron, AMD K6-series, Celeron-series, or a Via C3 (or any of the Cyrix-based processors), then you need the ia32 (also known as the 32bit x86 processors). The ia64 is the Itanium 64bit processor from Intel. The AMD64 is the AMD x86-64 processor (64bit extension to the 32bit x86).

    The ia32 is the safest bet. If you find that it doesn't work, then you should probably try the AMD64.

    Let us know how things go for you.

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    Re:HUH?

    When i click on the link to the driver i get presented with a page with masses of text.

    It looks like code. Is this the driver itself.

    if so how do i get it onto my machine, hence installing the new driver. ???

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    Re:HUH?

    [quote author=Gaweph link=board=1;threadid=8799;start=0#msg79524 date=1078580105]
    When i click on the link to the driver i get presented with a page with masses of text.

    It looks like code. Is this the driver itself.

    if so how do i get it onto my machine, hence installing the new driver. ???
    [/quote]

    I suggest that you right click the file and download it to your home directory. After that, follow the instructions from the website:

    STEP 3: Install
    Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run" to install the driver, then edit your X86Config file as appropriate

    Cheers

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    Re:Which driver?

    Ok i got it all sorted now, it works great.

    Incase anyone else needs the short solution, as apposed to the long and non-understandible method given in the NVIDIA read me, here it is:

    To shutdown to a mode where you can install your driver, as ROOT type init 3 and wait for the prompt then change to the directory where you downloaded the driver and type:

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

    and the driver will start the install.

    It should finish quickly.

    Once that is done open up your text editor and edit /etc/X11/XF86Config

    In the driver section change nv to nvidia save the file.
    Type init 5 or startx.
    You should see the nvidia splash screen.

    If not then make sure you edited the XF86Config file correctly.

    Thats It!

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