Free and Open Source Software - Part 3
Posted on: 08/25/2004 12:57 PM

Hexus.net has published the final chapter of Jo Shields' guide to Free and Open Source Software. Part 3 contains some of the tweaks and more advanced tasks that you might want to perform under the Linux Operating System.

Installing nVidia drivers on Linux is fairly easy, with that little bit of preparation. Go to the nVidia homepage and download the latest driver, then run it with "sh filename". The installer will tell you to go away, since you're running under X. Okay, no problem. Tell X to go away with "/etc/init.d/gdm stop" as root, and run the installer again (as root), from within a text console. When it asks you, don't let it check for interfaces on the nVidia FTP server - they don't have anything for Debian users on there. When the installer finishes, you need to make a couple of changes (again as root) to the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

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