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Re: nvidia GEForce graphics card issue with FC4

--- Jeff Vian <jvian10 charter net> wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 09:03 +0200, Klaasjan Brand wrote:
> > 
> > On 9/22/05, Globe Trotter <itsme_410 yahoo com> wrote:
> >         Has anyone successfully managed to get the following done?
> >         
> >        
> > 
> > 
> > Installing the official nVidia drivers (which is explained on the
> > referenced site) can be a bit complicated.
> What do you mean complicated?
> It involves 2 steps and a reboot.
> 1.  boot to runlevel 3 and login as root, cd to the directory where you
> downloaded the NVIDIA.....run file, and run "sh NVIDIA....run" to
> compile the driver.
> 2.  edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the driver from "nv" to "nvidia"
> then reboot
> The most complex part is you must have installed the kernel-devel
> package for your kernel for this to work.
> > If you just want the drivers to work, try the Livna packages by
> > following the instructions at http://rpm.livna.org/livna-switcher.html
> > 
> Admittedly, this is a simpler approach for the install, since you do not
> even have to reboot to do the install, but you do have to still edit the
> xorg.conf file and then reboot (or otherwise restart the X server) to
> activate the new driver.
> However, if I was using the livna rpm approach, the recent snafu with
> the xorg updates would have totally blown me away with inability to use
> the nvidia driver until an updated package was available from livna.
> I was able to recompile using the official package ( the .run file)
> install procedure and was back up immediately.
I agree it is not complicated. However, at least nowadays, it is not possible
to update the kernel module because it hangs while contacting ftp.mvidia.com.


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