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How to install NVIDIA proprietary graphics driver in Fedora 11 using yum

Why install this driver?

Your NVIDIA video card will work on your Fedora box without this driver, however if you want to enable the 3D acceleration (if you want to use Compiz Fsuion) you need to install it.

Which driver to use?

The latest nvidia driver: This is a proprietary driver that works with newer nvidia cards.
The legacy nvidia driver: This is also a proprietary driver, but it works with older nvidia cards.
Current list of Legacy NVIDIA drivers:

  • Legacy version (173.xx series)
  • Legacy version (96.xx series)
  • Legacy version (71.xx series) Note: This driver is not available in RPM Fusion repository.

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You need to identify which nvidia driver is ideal for your video card. Open up your terminal and type this command:

How to Setup Fast and Lightweight Linux Desktop using Fluxbox and Debian Etch

Introduction to the Fluxbox

Fluxbox is a fast and lightweight window manager for X, fluxbox was derived from blackbox and it is capable of launching applications, configuring keyboard shortcuts and background images, as well as displaying information with the slit. It is often used on older systems where hardware resources are limited or even just as a matter of personal taste.

How to Install Gnome/KDE Desktop in Debian Sarge

There are two available X Window system in Debian Sarge.

Using XFree86

Run this command in the console to install XFree86:

apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-xfree86 xbase-clients xfonts-base xterm

or you can run this command

apt-get install x-window-system

Howto Install Gnome/KDE Desktop in CentOS 5

A typical GNU/Linux installation for server doesn't really need a GUI, however if you need a GUI in the future for some reasons, its easy to install. This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of the Linux Command Line. This tutorial applies to CentOS and other Red Hat-based distro.

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