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I have Mandriva linux AMD64 ver. on my computer but the Graphics are still messed up on the login in. So I'm thing that I need to update my card to fix it, but I don't know how to do so. the driver as the extention .run and of course wont run/update in windows and I don't know how to update the driver in linux. The driver in burned on a cd and any help would be great. thanks
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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
I have Mandriva linux AMD64 ver. on my computer but the Graphics are still messed up on the login in. So I'm thing that I need to update my card to fix it, but I don't know how to do so. the driver as the extention .run and of course wont run/update in windows and I don't know how to update the driver in linux. The driver in burned on a cd and any help would be great. thanks

ok, its a .run, and you can thank kopeah for this...you cd to whereever the driver's located, type sudo sh <drivername>.run and it'll start it up. You can also use su, and type your root password, and it'll log you in as root in that terminal.

OFF TOPIC: how long have you been using mandriva?
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ok so I was in text mode and then entered my root password and the entered the following

cd..\\
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8178-pkg2.run

but it never worked.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. This is the first time I've used Mandriva, but I haven't really USED it yet lol. The only linux distro I've used before was Fedora Core 1 and 4
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Do you konw how to stop Xorg? because that's what you have to do on linux to install the linux driver for nvidia. then you type it like that.
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nope. I don't know, so please tell. thanks
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I believe its stopx. if it takes you to a full screen terminal, then it worked. To start it back, you type startx. but yea after you stop x, then do what I told you, the sudo sh deal.
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I wouldve stuck with red hat...best driver support IMO.
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but when do i type in stopx. Is it when I'm at the boot screen. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I'm just a noob trying to learn. thanks for the help guys.
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well, chiefy wiefy is gonna have to help you with mandriva lol.
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ok

TO Metalkobra: do you know how I could install that drive for Fadora Core 4. I have the same problem with the graphics. OR if I update the drive in just one version will that fix it for Fedora also?
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