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John 04-07-2008 09:06 PM

http://wiki.centos.org/HardwareList/Nvidia_Graphics
 
OK looking for some constructive critiuquing and ideas. This is just a
ruff draft

1. First we need to know what type of graphics card you
have. Please do the following at the command window. To get to the
command window do the following

[root@nVidia ~]#lspci -v "note the difference in board manufactures."
These drivers will work on all Aftermarket
cards as long as it has an nVidia Chipset.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2
MX/MX 400] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd Unknown device 1420
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 185
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fe9f0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0

As if you read the first line where it says "nVidia Corporation", you
will see
in the braces the video card model. As this specific card is a "GeForce2
MX/MX 400".

Screenshot: Do one of Output lspci

Supported Graphics Cards by nVidia here: Provide a link List is to long
to put in How To.


2. Now to Select the newest driver please go to:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Where it says "Option 1", select the "Product Type" from the drop down
box.
Next, "Product Series", "Operating System", and "Language".

Screenshot: Here

2. Drivers can be obtained from here by manually downloading. Take you
Pick.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_169.12.html (current
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_x86_96.43.01.html (legacy
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_x86_71.86.01.html (old legacy
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_169.12.html (current
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_96.43.01.html (legacy
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_71.86.01.html (old
legacy chipsets)


3.Installation:
After you have downloaded the driver (save it in the root folder). You
need to be root to do so and install the driver. Now in you terminal
you will need to type the following. Applications | Accessories |
Terminal:
[root@nVidia ~]#telinit 3
Screenshot Here
This will take you to runlevel 3 where you can install the driver.

[root@nVidia ~]#sh linux_nVidia......

User needs to be aware of getting around in ncurses envir frame buffer
etc. Tab and arrors
The install will begin.


[root@nVidia ~]#
[root@nVidia ~]#


[root@nVidia ~]#telinit 5

4. Applications | Systemtools | NVIDIA X Server Settings. You may want
to go to "X Server Display Configuration" to configure you screen
resolution.
Next you will want to Click on "Save to X Server Configuration File".
When the
dialog box come up you will want to save it to"/etc/X11/xorg.conf" then
click
on "Save". Now click on "Quit" to exit the application.

####Do screenshots for the above???####

5.Alternate driver dowload.

Drivers can be obtained from here by manually downloading. Take you
Pick.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_169.12.html (current
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_x86_96.43.01.html (legacy
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_x86_71.86.01.html (old legacy
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_169.12.html (current
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_96.43.01.html (legacy
chipsets)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_71.86.01.html (old
legacy chipsets)

----------------------------
Problems:

If you have problems like Black Squares for Icons, downgrade the driver
to the next lowest one before you come to the formums or lists for help.
Can be done by:..........................



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