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Re: How Can I Tell?



On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 12:44 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Erich Zigler wrote:
> > Nvidia is the easiest video card to get working in my experience.
> >
> > On 10/24/07, Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com> wrote:
> >   
> >> Gene Poole wrote:
> >>     
> >>> I was running Fedora Core 6 x86_64 on a machine with AMD 64 x2 +5000 and
> >>> 4-GB RAM.  I have a friend that was having some issues while attempting to
> >>> install Fedora 7.  I decided to do a parallel install with him to see what
> >>> the problem was (he needed cmake 2.4.7 for some robotics stuff he is
> >>> doing). We finally got his install correct, but found out that the cmake
> >>>       
> >> he
> >>     
> >>> needed would install without upgrading to Fedora 8 Test.  At this point we
> >>> stopped and he went on to install Unbuntu 7.10 which has the cmake he
> >>> needed.
> >>>
> >>> That brings me back to my issue.  I attempted to install Fedora Core 6
> >>> (which had been install and running perfectly) and got to the last reboot
> >>> (after the firewall and selinux, etc.).  When it rebooted I got a message
> >>> stating that the video was 'out of range' and the boot stopped.  I do have
> >>> a nvidia video card that has a Viewsonic 15" LCD plugged into it.  I
> >>> rebooted with the rescue CD in and went looking for the xorg.conf and saw
> >>> that there were none of the usual number I'm used to in there.  I
> >>>       
> >> installed
> >>     
> >>> Fedora 7 and the video is perfect, but there is an issue with mounting
> >>>       
> >> file
> >>     
> >>> system dung boot. I want to back to FC6 because it seems more stable to
> >>>       
> >> me.
> >>     
> >>> Any ideas why this video issue cropped up?  Where can I find the numbers
> >>> I'm used to (600x400; 800x600; 1024x768; etc.) if I run into this again?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Gene Poole
> >>> gene poole macys com
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>       
> >>     Nvidia is the problem. You need to get a Nvidia rpm which I need to
> >> find again and will. Also if you have not added all the upgrades there
> >> may be some help there. I also have a Nvidia video card and HATE IT! It
> >> is a real Pain to get working on Fedora.
> >>
> >>     I will rely again when I figure out what the rpm is.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> 	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
> >> 	Linux User
> >> 	#450462   http://counter.li.org.
> >>
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> >>
> >>     
> >
> >   
>     Good and please tell him where to get the rpm for the nvidia on F7. 
> I have just looked at Google and found strange things for FC5...

>From the Livna repository (rpm.livna.org): 

        yum install kmod-nvidia

or from ATRPMs (www.atrpms.net).

> 
> 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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