LinuxWorld.com: 7 steps to a successful GeForce3 installation
Dec 21, 2001, 01:46 (14 Talkback[s])
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"I have a confession to make. Until now, I haven't been
running games on Linux. I ran them on Windows 98SE, even if there's
a Linux version of the same games.
There are three reasons for this. The first is obvious. More
games are available for Windows than for Linux. The second is I
have a 14-year-old son who plays games that aren't available for
Linux, so he has to run Windows. When I purchase a game, I get the
Windows version so I can let my son play it when I'm not using the
CD, and vice-versa.
The third reason is that, until now, I've never had much luck
getting the Linux accelerated graphics drivers for the NVidia
GeForce card to work. I could get it working with XFree86, but it
would corrupt the text display when I exited X11. When I solved
that problem, it caused corruption of the graphics in XFree86.
Until recently, I gave up trying to get it to work.
It's working now, and as a result, I'm getting used to playing
games under Linux. Here is the process I went through to get the
card working properly to spare you the pain of figuring it out