[RndTbl] Nvidia video card drivers & DVD

millward millward at Ms.UManitoba.CA
Wed Apr 21 16:57:58 CDT 2004

I'm running Red Hat 9.0.
My video card is an Nvidia FX5200 128 DDR.
XFree86 sees it as a generic FX.
Is that good enough to view DVD movies with?
I just bought a CD-RW/DVD-ROM for that 
specific purpose.
Will I have to install the Nvidia driver file:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run  or
is the XFree86 generic driver good enough?
  I'd hate to have to install that NVIDIA driver
since it demands I patch the kernel. I hate
messing with kernels. Something always goes
very wrong when I touch a kernel.
    Any advice would me most welcome!

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