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Updating Video Drivers

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#1 LordHowardHurtz



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Posted 13 August 2003 - 08:23 AM

I am a total newbie ! I have Mandrake 9.1 , AMD XP 1800 and a Asus G4 video card !

How do you update the drives for it ? <---- detail please

At nvidia.com here are 4 option to download :

1. Linux IA32
2. Linux AMD64
3. Linux IA64
4. FreeBSD

What one do I get, and explain how to tell ?

Thank u !!

#2 gvissers



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Posted 13 August 2003 - 10:15 AM

You want to get the Linux IA32 drivers. IA32 stands for 32-bite Intel Architecture, i.e.
what is commonly referred to as a PC. AMD64 is the new 64-bit architecture by AMD,
IA64 is the 64bit Itanium architecture by Intel, FreeBSD is a different operating system

#3 Admiral LSD

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Posted 13 August 2003 - 10:45 AM

Just remember that when you install the drivers from the nVidia web site you have to open up your /etc/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file and change the Driver line from "nv" to "nvidia"

Also, once you have the new drivers installed you can update them when a new version is released by opening a command prompt (as root) and typing:

nvidia-installer --update

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