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Graphic acceleration under Linux

A small list of tutorials for 3D Acceleration

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ryousuke Wednesday 7 November 2007 at 14:41

In this topic, I will list all the links to different tutorials to install your 3D Acceleration Card on your preferred OS.

Generic Cards
- http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/acceleration_graphique
- http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/envy (Enough practices)

Fedora Core
- http://fedorasolved.org/video-solutions/nvidia-bin

- http://fedorasolved.org/video-solutions/ati-yum-livna (requires login)

- http://en.opensuse.org/NVIDIA - moved or deleted, try searching the wiki

- http://en.opensuse.org/ATI_Driver_HOWTO - moved or deleted, try searching the wiki

Slackware & Zenwalk

Start by getting the Nvidia drivers according to your configuration (32bits or 64bits) at this address:


Make sure you have the kernel sources installed:
# netpkg kernelsource kernelheaders

Then, in a console, go to init 3:
# init 3

Then you go to the directory containing the script that installs the drivers and launch it:
# cd /home/user/
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run

Follow the instructions on the screen then go in graphic mode:
# init 4

More to come...

Salvatos: removed the dead and French links on 2010-09-06

Edited by Salvatos

Pedroth Friday 9 November 2007 at 18:33

Cool post, mate !
Too bad, my laptop has no graphic card so I can't use your information...
ryousuke Friday 9 November 2007 at 19:11

My laptop too ... well it does have a graphic gpu but that's an old useless chip. Hopefully my desktop is way better ^^
Shai Friday 9 November 2007 at 21:11

Lol Pedroth, I have a ATI card, and the Graphic acceleration don't work ... i'm bored.

la boite à BI.
(tu le changes je mord)
Ghostofkendo Sunday 11 November 2007 at 1:10

Was it really mandatory (or obligatory, I don't know which one is the most suitable, sorry for my english) to translate that topic ?
Indeed all links lead to french websites ... not very useful for english speaking people, isn't it?

ryousuke Sunday 11 November 2007 at 10:56

Well I translated quickly and I know that the links are in french. I have to search for links in english, but since I dont know much about linux it's taking me some time ^^
Ghostofkendo Sunday 11 November 2007 at 13:43

I can help you for openSUSE's links at least :

First, the NVIDIA link for openSUSE is easy to update : just replace the"fr" by "en" in the url.
Then, you can give this one: http://en.opensuse.org/ATI for ATI cards under openSUSE.


Edited by Ghostofkendo

ryousuke Sunday 11 November 2007 at 13:48

Thanks for your help
cgizmo Tuesday 20 November 2007 at 19:17

And for Ubuntu, can you talk about the "restricted drivers manager", please?
ryousuke Thursday 22 November 2007 at 12:00

Here's a new version for AMD cards :

@Cgizmo, what do you want to know about the restricted drivers in Ubuntu ?

Edited by ryousuke

cgizmo Friday 23 November 2007 at 20:04

Well, in ubuntu, to install proprietary drivers for graphic cards, and other components that only work with proprietary drivers, you can use the Restricted Drivers Manager.

It really easy to use, and i recommend it to ubuntu users.
To access it, go to System->Administration->Restricted Drivers Manager.
ryousuke Friday 21 December 2007 at 10:51

MegaBajt Sunday 13 July 2008 at 14:19

And for Ubuntu, can you talk about the "restricted drivers manager", please?

Quote from cgizmo

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and I installed the Nvidia graphics drivers with EnvyNG.
EnvyNG can also install the ATI drivers in Ubuntu, would think it works on other linux distris too but I have only tried it on Ubuntu :P

Anyways, EnvyNG is for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) so if you have an older version you can use
Envy (without NG at the end). Same website and developer, easy to install and use.

Here's the link for Envy and EnvyNG
Phoenix_12 Saturday 5 September 2009 at 13:37

Here's a link on the Gentoo Wiki although it should be useful for more than just Gentoo Users


It explains the Basics of What DRI is and a bit regarding drivers and the appropriate Kernel Options.
Also the commands used are all pretty much all generic commands and should work for any Distro that doesn't use a pre-compiled Kernel and covers X config

Edited by Phoenix_12

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Gentoo X86-64 (KDE4.3)
Processor: Intel i7 720 - Video: Nvidia 8800GT - RAM: 6GB Corsair Dominator
schotty Wednesday 11 July 2012 at 3:48

Well since nobody else did one, here is the RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux notes for ATI & nVIDIA. Basically you need elrepo & upgrade & update, then you blacklist appropriately, then install.


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