Re: GEFORCE 2 MX and LINUX
It is my understanding that DRI support in the kernel is not needed, because
the nvidia driver does its own thing with DRI. Nvidia's website should have
If you only want a good-quality X setup, simply install the latest version of
XFree86 (currently 4.1.0). The 'nv' driver which comes with it should meet your
needs (it is available in the entire 4.x line, as well as (I think) the later
3.x series. Check the Xfree86 website for exact information).
If you want to enable 3D acceleration, you will need NVidia's drivers, which
are available in the nvidia-kernel-src and nvidia-glx-src Debian packages
(although you must be running testing or unstable). The documentation which
comes with those packages will explain how to install them, and by following
them, a 3D-accelerated X system can be set up with very little trouble.
As a final note, any recent Linux distribution will contain NVidia support
in at least the form of the unaccelerated driver, so this is most emphatically
not a reason to chose one distribution over another.
> I don't think that the 2.2.16 kernel has dri support.
> To use the full potential of the Gforce you will need to compile the 2.4.x kernel with DRI support.
> After compiling the new kernel for DRI support, you will also want to pull down the latest GForce drivers from Nvidia's site.
> Someone will surely correct me if I am wrong here.
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 01:56:01AM +0200, Bernard Rei?berg wrote:
> > BeRnArD29ReIsSbErG04IlMeNaU1980
> > Hi folks! :-)
> > A friend has a Linux-system with kernel 2.2.16 installed. He has an Hercules 3D Prophet 2 MX with a GEFORCE 2 MX chip and he tried many times to get a nice x-screen with a better resolution than 800x600 and more than 16 colors, but we both were not able to find the right driver for this video card. He has now SuSE 7.0 and wants to buy an update to 7.2, because there is the support for this card shipped with. But I want to take him to the community of Debian users, because I think, that Debian is much better than SuSE. So I need your help, please. Can somebody of you tell me how to get this damned video card running?
> > Thank you very much for your help!!! :-)
> > Bernard
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