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LittleWhiteDog.com: Guide to installing NVidia drivers in Mandrake 8.0

May 26, 2001, 16:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rover)

[ Thanks to Fido for this link. ]

Like the headline says: the article's out to help you install NVidia drivers under Mandrake. There's fine basic information here, and we'll throw in one additional tip for free: some cards may want AGP support turned off in XF86Config-4. How to do this is in the docs.

"So you have Mandrake 8.0 installed and have found it to be a most excellent operating system, but you miss the really high-end games like Quake III and Unreal Tournament. Well, you're in luck, this article will explain in "newbie" style how to load and configure NVidia's Linux driver for the TNT, TNT2, GeForce, GeForce2 and GeForce3 video cards under Mandrake 8.0. In keeping with tradition at LittleWhiteDog, there will be plenty of pictures for you to see exactly how things are done step by step. I will discuss some of the problems I encountered while loading and configuring the drivers as well as what I did to overcome those obstacles. If you own an NVidia graphics card and want to use hardware driven OpenGL in Mandrake 8.0, start reading. "

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