Mandrake 9.1 and Nvidia driver hell

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by shoulin, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. shoulin

    shoulin OSNN Addict

    well it seems that those ppl at mandrake dont like letting drivers work right after a new release, i have tryed everything to get the ones for the mandrake 9.0 to work but with no luck.

    Anyone know of drivers that work with 9.1 for 3d support ?

    and if so how to go about getting them and installing em.

    i did find that someone put up drivers that work but only avail to mandrake club members :(

    help please before i go insane
  2. shoulin

    shoulin OSNN Addict

    Found out why :)

    to quote Arpalhands from the fourm......


    Finally I found the solution to use nvidia driver with the official Mandrake 9.1 Bamboo.
    All the compilation problems mentionned above are due to the following : By default, when you install Mandrake 9.1, the kernel source package is not installed. So when you try to compile the nvidia driver it'll fail

    Solution :
    Install the package named kernel-source-2.4.21-0.13mdk.i586.rpm located on the CD 3 of the Mandrake 9.1 distribution
    Get the two following archives and
    Respect the NVIDIA instructions to compile and configure (it's very easy)
    That's all"