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Old 21st July 2005, 08:06 PM
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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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Old 21st July 2005, 09:09 PM
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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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Old 21st July 2005, 09:19 PM
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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.
I have a Leadtek 6800 Ultra
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Old 21st July 2005, 10:31 PM
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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.
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Old 21st July 2005, 10:51 PM
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It works for desktops and laptops.
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Old 22nd July 2005, 01:59 AM
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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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Old 22nd July 2005, 02:39 AM
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You don't have to wait for an nVidia rpm. See Fedora Core 4 Installation Notes.
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Old 22nd July 2005, 05:01 AM
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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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Old 22nd July 2005, 05:50 AM
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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".
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Old 22nd July 2005, 09:33 AM
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As root "yum remove nvidia-glx" or "rpm -e nvidia-glx".
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Old 23rd July 2005, 08:01 AM
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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.

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Old 23rd July 2005, 08:33 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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Old 23rd July 2005, 09:14 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
Nope that didnt do anything.
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Old 23rd July 2005, 09:20 AM
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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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Old 23rd July 2005, 09:54 AM
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Did you follow my how-to? did you install the kernel-devel?
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