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Re: Nvidia Drivers for Fedora 9



On Saturday 04 October 2008, Alex Makhlin wrote:
>Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> The advantage to using livna is that they are included in RPM
>> packages. If you get them directly from Nvidia, when you get an
>> updated kernel you would have to reinstall the drivers.
>> IMHO: It is usually better to use RPM packages rather than tarballs
>> because of the database. But, there are always exceptions.
>>
>> On 10/03/2008 02:41 PM, gary artim wrote:
>>> check out http://rpm.livna.org -- gary
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Alex Makhlin <makhlina gmail com>
>>>
>>> wrote:
>>>> http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I own an HP dv9208nr laptop and am looking for the latest Nvidia
>>>> drivers. I
>>>> had a diver for it before but had to reinstall my system and now I
>>>> am having
>>>> trouble finding the latest driver and utilities. Can anyone point me
>>>> to the
>>>> write direction?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you
>>>>
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>Thanks allot!! You really answered my question with this. I spent all
>day yesterday trying to install Nvidia's driver with no success. Now the
>driver is working great!
>
>Thank again,
>Alex

Advice:

Make a backup of the mbr of your boot drive and save it on a usbkey where it 
can be readily available for recovery.  I have had LSN0 of my boot drive 
wiped clean, zeroed out completely, twice in the last year while running the 
nvidia binaries.  And a recent, only 12 hour duration, session of running it 
again with a Gforce3 6200 card resulted in an hours worth of e2fsck'ing of 
the boot drive (its 500GB) when the ati card and driver were reinstalled & 
rebooted to.

I have had no such problems with an ATI based card and the kernels radeon 
driver.

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