I have a Dell Dimension 4600i that has a Geforce FX5200 Graphics card in it.
Have installed Linux Mint Mate 14 (Nadia) 32bit, it appears that the Mint Display Manager (MDM) is currently running the card, snag is with one particular program that is run via terminal mode I keep getting the following error message.
Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file
:No such file or directory.
So tried installing via sofware manager the following;
this appeared to cure the above error however generated the following error;
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidiactl (no such file or directory)
so I next downloaded the Linux-NVIDIA driver set and after firstly removing uninstalling the above packages due to a X-driver conflict then stopping the MDM ran the setup only then to find out that I now needed either Kernel-source or kernal-deve1 rpm files.
As I have no clue at all about what is required I exited that and got MDM running again is it's back to square one.
I have only been using Linux about 3 months so please give a step by step answer and please do Keep it Simply simple.
Oh and that answer is not discontiune using the program, thats not an option currently by the way. lol
Thanks in advance