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08-24-01, 08:54 PM
is linux compatible withthe chipset of a video card or does the brand matter too. example. say i had a visiontek geforce 2 mx 400 and a pine geforce 2 mx 400. will linux be compatible with both because it has a compatible chipset, or will it only be compatible with the certain brand??
08-24-01, 11:43 PM
Linux, or more specifically distro-x plus XFree86 v4.x.x will, or won't be compatible with the chipset. The brand won't matter. I know that GF 256's are supported. As I don't have a GF2 MX, or a newer GF2 MX400, I dunno if they're supported, yet. You might want to look at the hardware compatability list of your distro as well as the one at www.XFree86.org.
Linux doesnn't ***usually*** support GeForce 2 MX or GTS or 3.
*BUT* you can get it to work (like me)
download and install Xfree86 v4.1 (or if you have a pathetic net connection (like me) get it off a coverdisc).
set it up to use the nv driver BUT DONT START X
Download the nvidia drivers for nvidia.com
Choose NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-1251.tar.gz and also NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-1251.tar.gz
Copy them both to any directory, and as root, type:
thats them unzipped. Then type:
tar -xvf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-1251.tar
tar -xvf NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-1251.tar
Thats them all ready for the install. type:
Thats the kernel driver ready.
Then type cd .. to get you back to where you unzipped the files.
This should all work without errors.
You need to edit /etc/XF86Config-4 and look for a line near the bottom like this:
Change it to:
Start X and the driver *should* work
I have a CF2 Ultra and a GF2MX and run them both in SuSE 7.2 with XFREE4.03 The cards are supported in 2d in X but to get 3d support it is a simple matter of downloading/installing 2 rpm's from NVidia and executing one command line. Gameing with these cards in Linux is truely awsome!
PS I have even found an overclocking utility for these cards in linux but have yet to try it.
could you post a link to this prog?
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