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Downloadable Linux that comes with nvidia drivers?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by st00dent, 17 May 2006.

  1. st00dent


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 427

    I installed Mandrake on my old pc a few years back and I remember having to manually install the video drivers.
    I would like to try Linux again, but I just wanted to know if there are any versions which have them as standard. Cheers.
  2. riven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Mar 2004

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: York

    I dont think it's possible because it is proprietry, so would be against the GPL. I may be wrong though.
  3. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,721

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    IIRC Kororaa is a distro that comes with nVidia and ATi proprietary drivers. I think they're in a bit of a heat with the GPL dudes becasue of it too. I've used it and found it to be wonderful. It'sw a LiveCD that has an installer inbuilt. It was intended as a testbed for the Xgl 3D window manager and as such it is amazingly beautiful in its window appearance and behavior. Try it out as LiveCD and if you like it, install. :)
  4. uk_viper


    Joined: 30 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,807

    Location: Berkshire

    Suse should be able to install the drivers for you via Yast
  5. eatmuchpie


    Joined: 4 Feb 2006

    Posts: 91

    Give SimplyMEPIS a go, it's the best linux distro I've tried yet (and I've tried Suse, Gentoo, Fedora Core 5, and Kubuntu).

    It has all of those packages installed (like nvidia and ati drivers, and the full version of Xine, etc...). The install CD is a live CD, which has an install program on it (which is always useful for when you mess up the installation!)

    Version 3.4-3 uses Debain repositories, whereas the 6.0 betas use the Ubuntu repositories. I'd recommend that you use the 3.4-3 release:

    Mepis Downloads Page