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      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
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  1. Download or Purchase?

    I am about to give up and buy Mandrake 10 Official If I do will it install the nvidia drivers by default, saving me the hassle, or will I have to install the drivers my self, and repeat this (long) process. Will the drivers that come with the software be designed specificaly for this distro. I would really like to continue using linux and have been encoraged by the support I have recived here. Thanks again for everyones help. RichieV :mdk:
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    My system is as follows AuthenticAMD 1800+ @ 1544 MHz Number Of Processors: 1 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 I installed Version: 1.0-5336 from Nvidias website My monitor is a generic 19inch CRT Thanks again
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    Just another thing This was on screen after i tried the commands that aRTee suggested. (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" (II) UnloadModule: "vgahw" (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal server error: no screens found
  4. Download or Purchase?

    Hi All I have tried the command suggested by aRTee but with no sucsess mdkkdm did nothing, just said unknown command and kdm made the screen flash about 5 times and then return to the shell i was using. I did find this in another forum but i am unsure where to put it within the XF86Config file I have a crt monitor so I added the line, option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV" and it now boots perfectly. from here http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread...&threadid=25013 does anyone know where it should go or even if it is of any use.
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    Right Firstly, thanks for everyone for the help and advice, I tried typing "modprobe nvidia" and then "startx" and got the following message INIT: Switching to runlevel: 3 Stopping dm: [OK] And nothing else happened. I also tried re installing the driver but with the same result, Blank screen etc. Any other suggestions
  6. Download or Purchase?

    Thanks for you help, i will give it a try tomorrow. Thanks Richie
  7. Download or Purchase?

    yes i think i install out side of x I followed the instructions from here http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/nvidiainst.html but now i come to think of it i don't remember loging out, i only types telinit 3. I then istalled using the sh command i did recive this message 'Failed to initialize the Nvidia kernal module' I am totaly new to linux and have very little experiance in the konsole. Thanks again
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    Yes, i installed the driver, it went through all the checks and retuned me to the konsole, i edited the config file (see below) and when i restarted x nothing happened. The following is my XF86Config-4 file which i changed the 'nv' to 'nvidia' # File generated by XFdrake. # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together) # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of # the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:-1" EndSection Section "ServerFlags" AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort) EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "glx" # 3D layer EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "Keyboard" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "gb" Option "XkbOptions" "" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Plug'n Play" HorizSync 30-85 VertRefresh 50-150 # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)? # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce3 (generic)" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Virtual 1280 1024 EndSubsection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" Screen "screen1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" EndSection I hope you can help. Thanks again Richie
  9. Download or Purchase?

    When Try editing the config file, i get a blank screen after re-starting KDE (startx), i edited the file using kwrite when i looged on as root
  10. Download or Purchase?

    I have been trying to install the Nvidia drivers on Mandrake 9.2 Download Edition but with little success, If I was to purchase the new version of Mandrake 10 (the stable version that will be release around may) would the Nvidia drivers be installed by default, saving me the problem of installing them separately, also are there any other benefits of purchasing the software rather than downloading it, apart from supporting future development. Any info on installing the drivers or purchasing the software would be very useful. Thanks Richie