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    Smile Nvidia driver question, need a little help....

    I installed my Nvidia dirvers via http://rpm.livna.org/configuration.html#Core4 and I noticed that theres a newer version at Nvidias website how do I go about updating my drivers to the newest ones from Nvidia? Or is it worth it? Are there any commands via terminal that I can use to check to see if these drivers are installed and working properly? Thank you in advance.

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    You can type glxgears into the terminal and it will tell you the frames per second at which the screensaver runs. The value varies depending on your graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy
    You can type glxgears into the terminal and it will tell you the frames per second at which the screensaver runs. The value varies depending on your graphics card.
    I have a Leadtek 6800 Ultra

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    type lsmod in a terminal , you should see the nvidia driver loaded
    type ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/X11/glxgears and "Check the files being used for libGL and libGLcore -- if they are something other than the NVIDIA libraries, then you will need to either remove the
    libraries that are getting in the way"
    check the nvidia readme--ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-7667/README.txt

    the new drivers usually add support for new cards and fix bugggs, and if you dont have problems with the driver you are using you dont have to update.
    Was a noob, too old now and most of the "oo" is gone, guess I'm a nob
    certaut.com

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by imdeemvp
    Shouldnt I remove the ones I have installed first? What command can I use to get rid of the drivers I have now?

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    You don't have to wait for an nVidia rpm. See Fedora Core 4 Installation Notes.
    Stanton Finley
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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by smfinley
    You don't have to wait for an nVidia rpm. See Fedora Core 4 Installation Notes.
    I already installed a driver via the link in my 1st post, dont I need to remove that before I install a new driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captn
    I already installed a driver via the link in my 1st post, dont I need to remove that before I install a new driver?
    As root "yum remove nvidia-glx" or "rpm -e nvidia-glx".
    Stanton Finley
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    Quote Originally Posted by smfinley
    As root "yum remove nvidia-glx" or "rpm -e nvidia-glx".
    Thank you

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    imdeemvp, I tried that link you gave me and I get stuck at step 4, /sbin/telinit 3 I get the below message.

    Starting pcmcia [ok]
    Starting NFS statd [ok]
    Starting anacron [ok]

    then under that I just get a flashing cursor line and it just stays there, Can anyone tell me what I have to do to get these Nvidia dirvers installed? thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Captn; 23rd July 2005 at 08:14 AM.

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    hit ctrl+alt+f1 it should take you to the login prompt and login as regular user than become root to install drivers

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    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by imdeemvp
    hit ctrl+alt+f1 it should take you to the login prompt and login as regular user than become root to install drivers
    Nope that didnt do anything.

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    I also tried smfinley website in his signature and I get this error:

    Error: Unable to find the kernal source tree for the currently running kernal. Please make sure you have installed the kernal source files for your kernal ; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernal source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernal source files are installed , you may specify the kernal source path with the '-----kernal-source-path" command line option.

    Not sure why I got this error?

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    Did you follow my how-to? did you install the kernel-devel?

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