I just built a linux box and I'm using a MSI GF4 4600. It's currently using the default generic GF4 driver. I went to the nvidia site to upadte the GF4 linux drivers. I realize that there is a GLX driver and a Kernel driver. Problem is Nvidia has 3 different Linux driver links: one for IA32, IA64, AMD64. Antoher problem is that there's like 30 different kernel GF4 drivers in each of those links, and I don't know which one to choose from, that's like 90 different to choose from. I tried using the "NVchooser" utility, didn't make any sense. How would I know which one to pick. I'm TOTALLY clueless! Please help!
Athlon XP 2100+
MSI GF4 4600
Red Het 8.0 Professional
then go for the nvidia.kernel.src.rpm file (or something like that... the .src.rpm is the part you want to look for).
If they have the rh80.ix86.rpm file:
cd to the directory, then:
rpm -Uvh something.rh80.ix86.rpm
if you have to get the .src.rpm file:
cd to the directory
rpm --rebuild something.nvidia.src.rpm (whatever the file name is)
cd to your compiled rpms directory (usually something like /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/ix86/)
rpm -Uvh nvidia.kernel.ix86.rpm (whatever the file name is)
Then install the GLX driver, edit your xf86Config file as per the instructions I'm sure you've found (change driver line from "nv" to "nvidia" and add "load GLX"), reboot, and you're set.
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