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Old 29th January 2009, 02:17 PM
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Fedora 10 x86_64 nVidia GeForce 8600m GT GPU Driver

Hello,

My first post. I've been lurking for a couple of months now and generally found all the ansewers I needed for previous threads. I recently installed Fedora 10 in a dual boot configuration with WIndows 7 on my Laptop.

My problem is I can't get the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run to work. I've booted into init 3 from grub performed the sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run started the install and then revieced errors. Sorry I didnt write the errors down and will try to update later, but essentially it was something about the nvidia.ko.

I have the following repositories:
Adobe Systems Inc.
Compiz Fusion Repo
Fedora 10 x86_64
Fedora 10 x86_64 - Updates
RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free
RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Updates
rpm.livna.org for 10 - x86_64

I'm still relativly new to Linux so if you could dumb down your responses for me I'd really appreciate it!

Thankx for your help!
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Old 5th February 2009, 03:34 AM
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I'm guessing you are trying to use the driver's from the Nvidia site. That often doesn't work. Have a look at Leigh's Nvidia thread in my signature.

DOH I edited my signature and accidently deleted it, here it is http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
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Old 6th February 2009, 01:16 PM
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I'm guessing you are trying to use the driver's from the Nvidia site. That often doesn't work. Have a look at Leigh's Nvidia thread in my signature.

DOH I edited my signature and accidently deleted it, here it is http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
Will these work with a laptop GPU? His page doesnt really distinguish between desktop cards and laptop cards.
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Old 6th February 2009, 01:20 PM
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this is what i get when i use the code supplied by leight and yum install

Code:
# yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64
Loaded plugins: protectbase, refresh-packagekit
0 packages excluded due to repository protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kmod-nvidia available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64 available.
Nothing to do
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Old 6th February 2009, 01:26 PM
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You haven't installed the RPM Fusion nonfree repository - you need to do this before installing the nVidia drivers.
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Old 6th February 2009, 01:29 PM
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Code:
]# rpm -Uvh http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.jIyZVK: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID b1981b68
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
	package rpmfusion-free-release-10-1.noarch (which is newer than rpmfusion-free-release-8-6.noarch) is already installed
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Old 6th February 2009, 01:40 PM
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We can't install both at once since you already have the free release RPM installed - here's the command for installing only the nonfree:
Code:
rpm -Uhv http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
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Old 6th February 2009, 01:48 PM
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Code:
]# yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64
Loaded plugins: protectbase, refresh-packagekit
1 packages excluded due to repository protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-nvidia.x86_64 0:180.25-1.fc10 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64 = 180.25-1.fc10 for package: kmod-nvidia
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 0:180.25-1.fc10 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia = 180.25-1.fc10 for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64 0:180.25-1.fc10 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 0:180.25-1.fc10 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: livna-config-display >= 0.0.21 for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
--> Processing Dependency: livna-config-display for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
---> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64.x86_64 0:180.25-1.fc10 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package livna-config-display.noarch 0:0.0.22-1.fc10 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: system-config-display for package: livna-config-display
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
livna-config-display-0.0.22-1.fc10.noarch from rpmfusion-nonfree has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: system-config-display is needed by package livna-config-display-0.0.22-1.fc10.noarch (rpmfusion-nonfree)
Error: Missing Dependency: system-config-display is needed by package livna-config-display-0.0.22-1.fc10.noarch (rpmfusion-nonfree)
how do i unblock that 1 dependiecy
thats blocked?

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Old 6th February 2009, 02:26 PM
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The is what it tell me i need when i try to install the livna-config-display

system-config-display is needed by package livna-config-display-0.0.22-1.fc10.noarch (rpmfusion-nonfree)
kernel-uname-r = 2.6.27.7-134.fc10.x86_64 is needed by package kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.7-134.fc10.x86_64-177.82-1.fc10.6.x86_64 (rpmfusion-nonfree-updates)
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Old 6th February 2009, 02:54 PM
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just type

Code:
yum install kmod-nvidia
I have that graphics card in a laptop at home and it works fine.
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Old 6th February 2009, 03:02 PM
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Please don't double post.

Have you tried using yum with the --noplugins argument? Also, please post the output of:
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yum repolist
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Old 6th February 2009, 05:31 PM
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Please don't double post.

Have you tried using yum with the --noplugins argument? Also, please post the output of:
Code:
yum repolist
Code:
# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: protectbase, refresh-packagekit
google                                                   |  951 B     00:00     
livna                                                    | 2.4 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                | 2.7 kB     00:00     
fedora                                                   | 2.8 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                   | 2.7 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free                                           | 2.7 kB     00:00     
adobe-linux-i386                                         |  951 B     00:00     
fusion                                                   | 2.0 kB     00:00     
updates                                                  | 2.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree                                        | 2.7 kB     00:00     
repo id                   repo name                              status
adobe-linux-i386          Adobe Systems Incorporated             enabled:     17
fedora                    Fedora 10 - x86_64                     enabled: 14,303
fusion                    Compiz Fusion repository               enabled:     48
google                    Google - i386                          enabled:      2
livna                     rpm.livna.org for 10 - x86_64          enabled:      3
rpmfusion-free            RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free        enabled:    356
rpmfusion-free-updates    RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Upda enabled:    221
rpmfusion-nonfree         RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Nonfree     enabled:    137
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Nonfree - U enabled:    139
updates                   Fedora 10 - x86_64 - Updates           enabled:  4,023
repolist: 19,249
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Old 7th February 2009, 05:59 PM
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Started over with a fresh install of Fedora 10. Installed the latest nvidia drivers and now all i get is a black screen and a blinking cursor at the top left and nothing else. Booted into single user mode to look around and see if i could figure out what was wrong and I couldnt find anything. did a startx command and it crapped out on me and kicked me back into SUM. Tried init 5 and it got stuck in the start up screen.
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Old 7th February 2009, 06:14 PM
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What's the error that starx gives you? If you have access to a Live CD (or if you're able to copy the files to a USB key from the command line), can you attach a copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf as well as /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
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Old 7th February 2009, 07:02 PM
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I have a laptop with the same card and the RPM Fusion driver works perfectly. When I do a fresh install, this is the order I work in:

Update my system completely so that I have the most current kernel:

Code:
yum update
Reboot

Go to: http://rpmfusion.org/

Download and install in this order:

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm

If you have 4GB RAM or more, you should have a PAE kernel. To find out, run:

Code:
uname -r
If the result has PAE at the end, run this as root:

Code:
yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE
If it doesn't have PAE on the end, run this as root:

Code:
yum install kmod-nvidia
Those are metapackages that will grab everything you need, in the version that matches your kernel version.

Reboot

Like I said, I have a laptop with the same card and the above are the steps I take when I install a fresh Fedora, which is often because I'm very irresponsible and often break stuff that I can't find a fix for. heh It's not a hassle... years of this has gotten me to be very prepared. I keep everything on my Windoze partition... music, photos, etc... the only thing I have to backup are bookmarks and project folders

Anyway... there's nothing really new in my post that isn't posted already, but maybe it'll help.
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