> I am running RH 7.1 with all of the updates with an old 4MB PCI video
> card. I just bought a new 32MB PCI video card and would like to install it
> without reinstalling Linux.
> The specs on the new card are as follows:
> Chip set: Nvidia TNT2 M64 32MB PCI.
> My problem is that I don't know enough about XF386config (or the other "X"
> config files). I like to run at 1152x864 resolution. I have a nice 19"
> monitor that can handle it fine.
> Will Linux PnP the card? Thanks for any and all help.
1. Download the NVidia Kernel as Source and GLX driver as RPM
2. Does your Linux directly boot into X? If it does, disable this by
changing the following line in /etc/inittab from:
3. Install the NVidia Kernel driver (a help file is included):
- extract the tarball
- Do a 'make' in the created directory
4. Does '/etc/X11/X' point to '../../usr/X11/bin/XFree86'? If it doesn't,
change this link.
5. Edit the XF86Config-4 (help is included in the
- Change the Driver in the Device Section for the videocard to "nvidia"
- Go to the Section 'Screen' and change/input the line 'DefaultDepth 24'
- Edit the Display SubSection
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
6. Restart X
7. If it works, change the inittab behaviour, as you like.