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Installing NVidia drivers in Mandrake 8. - FrostyTech.com Installing NVidia drivers in Mandrake 8.
Thu May 24, 2001 | 1:05P| PermaLink
"Some of you may be asking, "Why didn't he use the RPM packages?". Well, we don't know which kernel version the RPMs were built with and I found while installing them, the RPMs for Mandrake 8.0 were built using the 2.2.x kernel, not the 2.4.3 kernel, which is the default for Mandrake8. Its therefore necessary to build the drivers and OpenGL libraries yourself from the tarballs (those are the files that end it *.tar.gz or *.tgz). If you are using an SMP kernel, these again are built using the 2.2.x kernel. Besides, building your own is fun and you just might learn something. There will be plenty of times in your Linux life that will require you to build from a tarball, so this will also be great experience."
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