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Re: nvidia GEForce graphics card issue with FC4



On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 06:44 -0700, Globe Trotter wrote:
> 
> --- 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?
> > >         
> > >        
> >
> http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/index.php/Fedora_Core_4_Linux_Installation_Notes#nVidia:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 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.
> 
> Thanks!
> 

I just tested it and was able to locate the driver and download it from
www.nvidia.com in less than a minute.   Admittedly the download time may
be different if you do not have broadband, but still it is readily
available.   Are you sure that ftp.nvidia.com is correct?  I used
www.nvidia.com.
  
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