5.5.208 linux issues....only start screen is showing!!

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Well ive been running Apprentice on w2k for some time without probs. But now i want to run it on Linux. I have Redhat 7.3 installed with houdini 5.5.208 ….installation seems to go fine but when i try to run I only get the first splash(the blue one telling Houdini is about to start) screen and then it goes down (and i dont know where to look for error msg). I have an Asus v3800 gfx card with riva tnt2ultra xfree86 svga driver and mesa 4.2 open gl driver and running Gnome as Window manager Duron 1200mhz 320mb ram. Ive tried it under Mandrake 9.0 and got the same prob. In windows it runs fine. So my question is what types of broblem could this be? Plzz help
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Someone who has your config may be able to give you a more precise answer, but you're not running a SESI-certified system:

http://www.sidefx.com/support/system/index.html [sidefx.com]

It doesn't matter that Windows with the same hardware works - it's all about the drivers. It's rare to have a Mesa-powered card on Linux work well…or at all.

Cheers,

J.C.
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Hi,
JColdrick
it's all about the drivers.
Yep, John said it. Please download the Linux drivers from Nvidia [nvidia.com].

Please read the driver's “README” file for installation instructions.

Cheers!
steven
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