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Topic # 7794 10-May-2006 12:38
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I'm trying to configure an X Windows on Linux RedHat 7.2 using Geforce4 MX480 series Video card. Got the driver and its installer ".run" file
sh NVIDIA-Linux-1.0-6111.pkg1.run

Go into Xconfigurator, no Geforce4 show up in the driver list, could anyone tell me, step-by-step, how to add the driver in the list.

Thank you very much






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Reply # 35386 10-May-2006 12:41
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Just out of curisoity, why RH7.2 ?
What are the machines specs?

Im sorry I cant help with your actual question though...




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Reply # 35637 13-May-2006 13:04
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tonyhughes: Just out of curisoity, why RH7.2 ?
What are the machines specs?

Im sorry I cant help with your actual question though...


Because I'm undertaking Cisco CTC and we have to get familiar with Linux RedHat7.2 as the specification given in the course outline. And perhaps it is the last free version on Linux RedHat that we can use in our class or taking it home to practise. Tongue out

I have searched on google and read on a 47 page Readme.txt that come with the Geforce4 driver, and found it is so comfusing. But I'm going to spend this weekend playing with the command lines and see if it takes me anywhere.

But if anyone got an idea on this matter please help me.

By the way, does anyone has Firefox 1.5 for Linux? I can't download it anymore, it's all 1.7 and it doesn't have a libgtk that works on RedHat 7.2 (the software too old). One of the assessment I have to finish.

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Reply # 35656 13-May-2006 22:59
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Got the X Window working with GeForce4 now.

Found out this evening that I have to go into Xconfigurator and choose nVidia Geforce2 MX first and don't probe nor test the config. Then have to change XF86Config-4, comment out Load "dri" and Load "GLcore" then change the driver from "nv" or sometimes come up "vesa" to "nvidia" then startx. And I got into the X Window.

Took awhile, but got it now.

Tata everyone. Laughing




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Reply # 35657 13-May-2006 23:20
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And with all this "user-friendly" procedures, Linux wants to take over John Doe's desktop?




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Reply # 35710 15-May-2006 00:46

freitasm: RH7.2 is history, akin to installing win98 if you ask me. If skykissme had tried Ubuntu (or almost any modern distro) it would have worked out-of-the-box.

skykissme: same graphics card as me, mine overclocks like a beast! (default 5-30fps in americas army, overclocked i get 15-40fps)
http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/




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Reply # 35711 15-May-2006 01:09
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barf: freitasm: RH7.2 is history, akin to installing win98 if you ask me. If skykissme had tried Ubuntu (or almost any modern distro) it would have worked out-of-the-box.

skykissme: same graphics card as me, mine overclocks like a beast! (default 5-30fps in americas army, overclocked i get 15-40fps)
http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/


Thanks Barf,

It wasn't my choice really to set no clock chip on the config, as I said I have to install RH7.2 because CTC lab book said it has to be that.

To be honest, I'd rather use Debian Linux, one that I grow up with and more familiar. Although.. it makes many people thought I'm a geek. I'm not quite a geek yet.. just trying to be one.

Anyway, I do enjoy using RedHat7.2 a bit and annoy by it alot. My next project is to install Firefox.. 1.7 isn't support by 7.2 so I have to get the 1.5 going first... as that I found in "Google". And also try to get USB going... RedHat found the driver all right but having library problem.

I have this love-hate relationship with reading a manual, but it seems to be the best way to learn Linux... is to read the manual and try it out. Almost like playing a game... crack a code then move on to the next stage.




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Reply # 35720 15-May-2006 08:10
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freitasm: And with all this "user-friendly" procedures, Linux wants to take over John Doe's desktop?

RH7.x is about halfway along the exisitng evolutionary path, and is old and unsupported (but relevant to some existing study material). Id say its more akin to Win95a than anything else!

Pop a latest version Live CD in one of your machines, you will be pleasantly surprised. Very good as rescue CDs, or something to just get you up and running with all common office and internet desktop apps. Try Knoppix...




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Reply # 35722 15-May-2006 08:16
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Yes, I know. I played with Ubuntu before, and it was an easy install, setup and use. Good stuff actually.







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Reply # 35736 15-May-2006 09:29
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I have Knoppix runs from CD but not quite certain on how to get it to run on HDD. I know Knoppix put swap file in the HDD to run from CD, but having to remove the CD every time I try to install other software.. not very convenient... either my config is wrong or it doesn't like being remove from CD-ROM.. it freeze up.

So forget Knoppix for now.. perhaps until I got my Linux instinct back Tongue out




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Reply # 35752 15-May-2006 13:22
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tonyhughes: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5.0.3/linux-i686/en-GB/


Thank you very much for the URL Tony, is there any chance you have "libgtk-x11-2.0.so"? or Anyone?

RH7.2 said it need that file.




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Reply # 35760 15-May-2006 14:37
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Not sure sorry, read this: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-list/2005-November/msg00038.html

Im picking you might need to install from sources...




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Reply # 35766 15-May-2006 16:51
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Got the code, but not sure how to compile it.

Just have a thought though, if I can find the gtklib from .. say Debian Linux then copy into Firefox on RedHat7.2 will it works?




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Reply # 37188 30-May-2006 18:24
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Gave up installing Firefox on RH7.2 now, after stuff GNOME up badly. Can't use startx to get into GNOME. switchdesk doesn't work. So I give up.

Move on to the next challenge now. Set up SMB server.




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Reply # 37342 31-May-2006 19:37

Hi skykissme sorry to say I'm not surprised that diddn't work. Debian is alot easier as you know.

It's a complicated task to install a new version of firefox on a distro that old. RH7.2 doesn't come with gtk2 which Firefox depends upon. You will need to install gtk2 by searching for a gtk2 RPM for RH 7.2 (generic RPM or RPMs from other systems can break things) but all the download links I found to the RPM were dead. Compiling gtk2 from source isn't too hard but while beginning I wouldn't reccomend it.

Using Samba is a more realistic goal because you shouldn't have to install gtk2 or any dependencies to get it working! It's well documented too, good luck!




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