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LinuxWorld.com: 7 steps to a successful GeForce3 installation

Dec 21, 2001, 01:46 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
"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 yourself."

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