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Old 18th November 2009, 11:57 PM
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Preupgrade F11-F12 almost successful

I used preupgrade to go F11>F12 and it seemed to go well, (after clearing some space on the boot partition) but I forgot about my nvidia drivers... (just shoot me) I thought OK a little work to do SO...

I was able to open /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf in vi and comment out nouveau, but I opened /etc/x11/xorg.conf in vi, and it appears to be empty?? It's not empty though as I can read it over the network from my laptop but of course I can't modify it from my laptop.

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	"DontZap" "false"
EndSection
I tried to yum the akmod nvidia I need without success; yum -v tells me no such package is available, so I thought maybe rpm fusion free & nonfree got nuked in the upgrade, but trying to follow Leigh123's nvidia guide, I got an error the rpmfusion urls weren't valid and =rp*g wasn't a valid command (I triple and fourple checked the syntax). I also tried yum -v install (every combination of rpm fusion-free and nonfree I could think of) without success. SO...

I'm running low on options here. I can browse the OS from my laptop and everything looks OK, I just have no video. :-(

Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Mike
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Old 19th November 2009, 12:18 AM
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That should be /etc/X11/xorg.conf not /etc/x11/xorg.conf (perhaps a typo in the message or your command line, using vi on a non-existent file in a non-existent directory will open a new blank file).
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Old 19th November 2009, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by SomeDamFool View Post
I used preupgrade to go F11>F12 and it seemed to go well, (after clearing some space on the boot partition) but I forgot about my nvidia drivers... (just shoot me) I thought OK a little work to do SO...

I was able to open /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf in vi and comment out nouveau, but I opened /etc/x11/xorg.conf in vi, and it appears to be empty?? It's not empty though as I can read it over the network from my laptop but of course I can't modify it from my laptop.

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "Files"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option        "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    Option        "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option        "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option    "DontZap" "false"
EndSection
I tried to yum the akmod nvidia I need without success; yum -v tells me no such package is available, so I thought maybe rpm fusion free & nonfree got nuked in the upgrade, but trying to follow Leigh123's nvidia guide, I got an error the rpmfusion urls weren't valid and =rp*g wasn't a valid command (I triple and fourple checked the syntax). I also tried yum -v install (every combination of rpm fusion-free and nonfree I could think of) without success. SO...

I'm running low on options here. I can browse the OS from my laptop and everything looks OK, I just have no video. :-(

Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Mike
You didn't check it properly as it is a vailid command

Code:
[leigh@localhost ~]$ yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
repo id                   repo name                              status
chromium                  Chromium Test Packages                 enabled:     12
fedora                    Fedora 12 - x86_64                     enabled: 19,122
rpmfusion-free            RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free        enabled:    432
rpmfusion-free-updates    RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free - Upda enabled:      1
rpmfusion-nonfree         RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree     enabled:    139
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree - U enabled:      0
updates                   Fedora 12 - x86_64 - Updates           enabled:    516
repolist: 20,222
[leigh@localhost ~]$ yum --enablerepo=rp*g  repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
repo id                           repo name                      status
chromium                          Chromium Test Packages         enabled:     12
fedora                            Fedora 12 - x86_64             enabled: 19,122
rpmfusion-free                    RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Fre enabled:    432
rpmfusion-free-updates            RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Fre enabled:      1
rpmfusion-free-updates-testing    RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Fre enabled:      4
rpmfusion-nonfree                 RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Non enabled:    139
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates         RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Non enabled:      0
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Non enabled:     24
updates                           Fedora 12 - x86_64 - Updates   enabled:    516
repolist: 20,250
[leigh@localhost ~]$
Code:
[leigh@localhost ~]$ yum --enablerepo=rp*g  list |grep nvidia
akmod-nvidia.x86_64                   190.42-1.fc12.4             @/akmod-nvidia-190.42-1.fc12.4.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.x86_64.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-2.6.31.6-137.fc12.x86_64.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64            190.42-2.fc12               @/xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-190.42-2.fc12.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686         190.42-2.fc12               @/xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-190.42-2.fc12.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64       190.42-2.fc12               @/xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-190.42-2.fc12.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-173xx.x86_64             173.14.22-1.fc12            rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
akmod-nvidia-96xx.x86_64              96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
kmod-nvidia.x86_64                    190.42-1.fc12.4             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
kmod-nvidia-173xx.x86_64              173.14.22-1.fc12            rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
kmod-nvidia-173xx-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.x86_64.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-96xx.x86_64               96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
kmod-nvidia-96xx-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.x86_64.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx.x86_64      173.14.22-1.fc12            rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-devel.i686  173.14.22-1.fc12            rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-devel.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686   173.14.22-1.fc12            rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.x86_64 173.14.22-1.fc12            rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx.x86_64       96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-devel.i686   96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-devel.x86_64 96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs.i686    96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs.x86_64  96.43.14-1.fc12             rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel.i686        190.42-2.fc12               rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel.x86_64      190.42-2.fc12               rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing
[leigh@localhost ~]$
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Old 19th November 2009, 02:30 AM
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That should be /etc/X11/xorg.conf not /etc/x11/xorg.conf (perhaps a typo in the message or your command line, using vi on a non-existent file in a non-existent directory will open a new blank file).
I did try both x11 and X11. Either one shows xorg.conf in the lower left corner, but there is no text showing. I tried page up/down, arrow up/ down, but see nothing.

Mike

Edit: #yum repolist shows that all repos including rpmfusion free, nonfree, and the updates for both of them are enabled.

yum list |grep nvidia shows one kmod for F12, and:

Code:
#yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx-.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE.i686 
checking for virtual-provide or file provide kmod-nvidia-173xx-.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE.i686
searching pkgSack for dep: kmod-nvidia-173xx-.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE.i686
nothing to do
#
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Old 19th November 2009, 10:11 AM
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I give up as your not reading anything properly.
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Old 19th November 2009, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
I give up as your not reading anything properly.
Ok I was tired last night, but I think I got it now.

yum --enablerepo=rp*g repolist
shows all repos are enabled, including rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.

yum --enablerepo=rp*g list |grep nvidia got me a list of akmods, kmods, nvidia drivers, and libs available from rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing. BUT:

When I try any of:
yum install akmod-nvidia-173xx.i686
yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx.PAE.i686
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx.i686
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx.libs.i686

Yum says no package by that name is available and 'nothing to do'. I know yum is working because there were 36 updates available this morning that installed with no problem. I must be missing something, probably something obvious, (scratches head).

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Old 19th November 2009, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by SomeDamFool View Post
Ok I was tired last night, but I think I got it now.

yum --enablerepo=rp*g repolist
shows all repos are enabled, including rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.

yum --enablerepo=rp*g list |grep nvidia got me a list of akmods, kmods, nvidia drivers, and libs available from rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing. BUT:

When I try any of:
yum install akmod-nvidia-173xx.i686
yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx.PAE.i686
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx.i686
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx.libs.i686


Yum says no package by that name is available and 'nothing to do'. I know yum is working because there were 36 updates available this morning that installed with no problem. I must be missing something, probably something obvious, (scratches head).

Mike

You still aren't following my nvidia guide
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Old 19th November 2009, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
You still aren't following my nvidia guide
I need to slow down and remember that old saying "The hurrier I go the behinder I get." I've got video and all seems well after the preupgrade-upgrade!

Thanks for your patience leigh123, you da MAN!

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