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Re: How to install the Nvidia driver in Fedora Core 5 ?



On 4/14/06, alan <alan clueserver org> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Lyvim Xaphir wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 22:32 +0800, Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
> >
> >> My card is TNT2 M64 and only 7174 (legacy) can work and no module
> >> found  in rpm.livna.org . It also failed to build....
> >>
> >> Would someone tell me how to do or where to get the module ??
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >> Wong Kwok Hon
> >>
> >
> > Best thing to do is to make sure that kernel-devel is installed and then
> > download your driver from here:
> >
> > http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-8756/NVIDIA-Linux-
> > x86-1.0-8756-pkg1.run
> >
> > You should read the directions on the page before you install:
> >
> > http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-8756.html
> >
> > I followed the TNT2 links and those urls are what I got.  The installer
> > now features an editor which will automatically edit your xorg.conf file
> > if you want.
> >
> > If these new drivers still dont' work for you, then you will be stuck
> > searching the internet for a 7174 version of the Nvidia packaged
> > drivers.
>
> The older versions of the nVIDIA driver do not work with the kernel that
> comes with FC5.
>
> There is a new version of the nVIDIA driver that builds correctly without
> patches on FC5.  It was released just a few days ago, so you may need to
> grab the new one.  It is also supposed to fix some issues with suspend as
> well, as well as a few other bugs.
>
> Also make sure you are not running X when you try to build the nVIDIA
> driver.  It does not like that for some reason.

Yes, my TNT2 M64 is in Nvidia Legacy and not supported in 8756.
And also I tried to install the 7174 in init 3 which without X but still failed.
So do any procedure I missed ?

Thanks!

Wong Kwok Hon


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