Linux on a laptop
Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:51 PM
Hopefully this is a simple matter - I just want to use the latest official nVidia release on my Mandrake installation, so what do I do once I'm up and running? I assume the latest Linux drivers available from nVidia aren't compatible with the GeforceFX Go cards, just as their Windows drivers aren't, and I'll need a modified .inf or something, but how do I go about integrating it, and can I just use the regular .infs from LV2G?
In as terms as simple as possible, can anyone describe the exact process? I don't know anything about the command line in Linux (yet ), so if I need to delve into that, make sure you tell me exactly what to do, since I won't be able to bridge any gaps with my own knowledge.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 18 September 2004 - 05:00 PM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 02:03 AM
Unfortunenatly the driver is an all in one affair.
You download the driver then install via the command line.
There is no way of making a modified INF for it as it doeasn't have one
I don't know what GPU's the linux driver supports.
There might be trick to fool the installer (or what ever Linux uses) to support a mobile GPU.
Hopefully Almighty1 can shed light on this.
Posted 19 September 2004 - 02:25 AM
Posted 19 September 2004 - 03:24 AM
That's one of the things I'm growing to love about the Linux community already - the extensive support they provide for each other, even though they do often go into far more detail than I can understand
Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:18 PM
Posted 16 October 2004 - 04:50 PM
Gentoo is so far going just fine (in the process of installing it right now), so I'll probably end up sticking with this.
Some very handy advice in all of the posts so far, but I've reassessed what I want to do with Linux. I really just want it as a development suite (Fortran and C++) and may be a little university work (OpenOffice or something), and I won't bother doing much gaming on it, so I may just leave the default video drivers on there. Is there any real advantage to getting the update nVidia reference drivers, or would I just have to cope with the flickering smax mentioned, while receiving no other gain?
Posted 18 October 2004 - 09:41 PM
EDIT: If you do choose to run Gentoo, I would suggest not getting the drivers through portage and just download them straight from the nVidia site. On my first install of Gentoo, I had quite a few problems with the portage drivers adn installing them.