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Old 9th July 2010, 10:52 AM
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nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Hi,

I am trying to install drivers for the nVidia GTX 295 on my Fedora 13 64-bit box. When I tried to install nvidia's proprietary (.sh) driver, I got the error "unable to load kernel module nvidia.ko". So, I tried the kmod-nvidia rpm, and restarted the system. Here is the error message I get on bootup:

Code:
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
                Welcome to Fedora 
                Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
Starting udev: 	[  OK  ]
Setting hostname farpoint:  	[  OK  ]
Setting up Logical Volume Management:   3 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg_farpoint" now active
	[  OK  ]
Checking filesystems
/dev/mapper/vg_farpoint-lv_root: clean, 290858/3276800 files, 2175270/13107200 blocks
/dev/sdc1: clean, 44/128016 files, 79745/512000 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_farpoint-lv_home: clean, 3381/11444224 files, 864310/45752320 blocks
	[  OK  ]
Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode:  	[  OK  ]
Mounting local filesystems:  	[  OK  ]
Enabling local filesystem quotas:  	[  OK  ]
Enabling /etc/fstab swaps:  	[  OK  ]
Entering non-interactive startup
Starting monitoring for VG vg_farpoint:   3 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg_farpoint" monitored
	[  OK  ]
ip6tables: Applying firewall rules: WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
	[  OK  ]
iptables: Applying firewall rules: 	[  OK  ]
Checking for module nvidia.ko: 	[  OK  ]
Enabling the nvidia driver: /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: line 530:  1245 Segmentation fault      "$@"
	[FAILED]
Starting portreserve: 	[  OK  ]
Starting system logger: 	[  OK  ]
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
Enabling ondemand cpu frequency scaling: 	[  OK  ]
Starting irqbalance: 	[  OK  ]
Starting rpcbind: 	[  OK  ]
Starting mdmonitor: 	[  OK  ]
Starting system message bus: 	[  OK  ]
Setting network parameters... 	[  OK  ]
Starting NetworkManager daemon: 	[  OK  ]
Starting Avahi daemon... 	[  OK  ]
Starting NFS statd: 	[  OK  ]
Starting RPC idmapd: WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
	[  OK  ]
Starting cups: 	[  OK  ]
Mounting other filesystems:  	[  OK  ]
Starting acpi daemon: 	[  OK  ]
Starting HAL daemon: 	[  OK  ]
Retrigger failed udev events	[  OK  ]
Starting PC/SC smart card daemon (pcscd): 	[  OK  ]
Enabling Bluetooth devices:
Starting sshd: 	[  OK  ]
Starting sendmail: 	[  OK  ]
Starting sm-client: 	[  OK  ]
Starting abrt daemon: 	[  OK  ]
Starting console mouse services: 	[  OK  ]
Starting crond: 	[  OK  ]
	[  OK  ]
Enabling monthly Smolt checkin: 	[  OK  ]
Starting atd: 	[  OK  ]
	[  OK  ]
Starting jexec servicesRegistering binary handler for Windows applications: 	[  OK  ]
Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Old 9th July 2010, 02:59 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick280857 View Post
...
Any ideas?
...
Yeah, if the driver is not working, show us
Code:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
lsmod
if the driver is working fine and the only issue is that error at boot, just turn off the nvidia service.
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Old 9th July 2010, 05:19 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

nvidia display settings works, and so does X, so I think the driver is working.

But for the record,

Code:
[vivek@farpoint ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (mockbuild@)  Sun Feb 28 14:45:42 EST 2010

# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

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

[vivek@farpoint ~]$
and

Code:
[vivek@farpoint ~]$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   54749  2 
rfcomm                 65106  4 
sco                    16204  2 
bridge                 45753  0 
stp                     1887  1 bridge
llc                     4557  2 bridge,stp
bnep                   15121  2 
l2cap                  45185  16 rfcomm,bnep
sunrpc                192013  1 
cpufreq_ondemand        8420  8 
acpi_cpufreq            7477  0 
freq_table              3851  2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
ip6t_REJECT             4055  2 
nf_conntrack_ipv6      17513  7 
ip6table_filter         2743  1 
ip6_tables             16558  1 ip6table_filter
ipv6                  267017  56 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
uinput                  7230  0 
nvidia              10847792  42 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   284543  1 
snd_hda_intel          24280  2 
snd_hda_codec          73671  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep               6222  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq                50941  0 
snd_seq_device          5895  1 snd_seq
snd_pcm                76131  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              19234  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    60573  12 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
i2c_i801               10086  0 
btusb                  15012  2 
i2c_core               24507  2 nvidia,i2c_i801
r8169                  33027  0 
bluetooth              87181  9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
soundcore               6198  1 snd
shpchp                 28784  0 
snd_page_alloc          7221  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
mii                     4142  1 r8169
rfkill                 16402  3 bluetooth
iTCO_wdt               10864  0 
iTCO_vendor_support     2451  1 iTCO_wdt
wmi                     6600  0 
microcode              17930  0 
pata_acpi               3251  0 
firewire_ohci          20136  0 
firewire_core          42425  1 firewire_ohci
ata_generic             3323  0 
crc_itu_t               1523  1 firewire_core
pata_jmicron            2571  0 
[vivek@farpoint ~]$
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Old 9th July 2010, 05:37 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Yup, either ignore the error or just turn the nvidia service off, for now.

Either from System > Administration > Services or using
Code:
chkconfig nvidia off
The only downside of turning the service off is that if the nvidia driver fails to load for whatever reason you'll need to manually move /etc/X11/xorg.conf somewhere else to get X up and running.
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Old 10th July 2010, 12:59 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Thanks. I switched the service off, and the software updater found (by itself) an update to the driver, which it installed. I rebooted and everything seems to be okay now.
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Old 10th July 2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Interesting... I have the same problem:

Code:
Checking for module nvidia.ko: 	[  OK  ]
Enabling the nvidia driver: *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0040c822 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/libc.so.6[0x6581a1]
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so(+0xdfe7)[0x406fe7]
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so(xf86freeConfig+0x8c)[0x4037fc]
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so(+0x6936)[0x3ff936]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0[0x54453a1]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyDict_SetItem+0x82)[0x5448132]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0[0x541cc81]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyObject_SetAttr+0x90)[0x544bb40]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x1685)[0x54a3485]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x5300)[0x54a7100]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalCodeEx+0x7dc)[0x54a7ffc]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0[0x5435858]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyObject_Call+0x5d)[0x5408add]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0[0x541ebc4]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyObject_Call+0x5d)[0x5408add]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_CallObjectWithKeywords+0x55)[0x54a11e5]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyInstance_New+0x76)[0x541e396]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyObject_Call+0x5d)[0x5408add]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x3963)[0x54a5763]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalCodeEx+0x7dc)[0x54a7ffc]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalCode+0x64)[0x54a8124]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0[0x54c333c]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyRun_FileExFlags+0x93)[0x54c3403]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyRun_SimpleFileExFlags+0xe1)[0x54c4991]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(PyRun_AnyFileExFlags+0x82)[0x54c5242]
/usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0(Py_Main+0xc7d)[0x54d1add]
/usr/bin/python(main+0x28)[0x80485c8]
/lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0x5ffcc6]
/usr/bin/python[0x8048501]
======= Memory map: ========
0020d000-0020e000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0          [vdso]
00280000-00284000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681553     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/binascii.so
00284000-00285000 rw-p 00004000 fd:00 681553     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/binascii.so
0029b000-002a2000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681572     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/operator.so
002a2000-002a4000 rw-p 00006000 fd:00 681572     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/operator.so
0033a000-00346000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1441920    /lib/libnss_files-2.12.so
00346000-00347000 r--p 0000b000 fd:00 1441920    /lib/libnss_files-2.12.so
00347000-00348000 rw-p 0000c000 fd:00 1441920    /lib/libnss_files-2.12.so
0039f000-003a6000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 711262     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/_struct.so
003a6000-003a8000 rw-p 00006000 fd:00 711262     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/_struct.so
003c8000-003cc000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681580     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/stropmodule.so
003cc000-003ce000 rw-p 00004000 fd:00 681580     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/stropmodule.so
003f9000-00411000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 683640     /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so
00411000-00415000 rw-p 00018000 fd:00 683640     /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so
00432000-00434000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 711278     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/syslog.so
00434000-00435000 rw-p 00001000 fd:00 711278     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/syslog.so
004d9000-004f6000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446103    /lib/libgcc_s-4.4.4-20100503.so.1
004f6000-004f7000 rw-p 0001d000 fd:00 1446103    /lib/libgcc_s-4.4.4-20100503.so.1
005c7000-005e5000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446037    /lib/ld-2.12.so
005e5000-005e6000 r--p 0001d000 fd:00 1446037    /lib/ld-2.12.so
005e6000-005e7000 rw-p 0001e000 fd:00 1446037    /lib/ld-2.12.so
005e9000-0076e000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446075    /lib/libc-2.12.so
0076e000-0076f000 ---p 00185000 fd:00 1446075    /lib/libc-2.12.so
0076f000-00771000 r--p 00185000 fd:00 1446075    /lib/libc-2.12.so
00771000-00772000 rw-p 00187000 fd:00 1446075    /lib/libc-2.12.so
00772000-00775000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 
00777000-0078e000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446083    /lib/libpthread-2.12.so
0078e000-0078f000 r--p 00016000 fd:00 1446083    /lib/libpthread-2.12.so
0078f000-00790000 rw-p 00017000 fd:00 1446083    /lib/libpthread-2.12.so
00790000-00792000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 
00794000-00797000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446077    /lib/libdl-2.12.so
00797000-00798000 r--p 00002000 fd:00 1446077    /lib/libdl-2.12.so
00798000-00799000 rw-p 00003000 fd:00 1446077    /lib/libdl-2.12.so
0079b000-007a2000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446086    /lib/librt-2.12.so
007a2000-007a3000 r--p 00006000 fd:00 1446086    /lib/librt-2.12.so
007a3000-007a4000 rw-p 00007000 fd:00 1446086    /lib/librt-2.12.so
007bb000-007e3000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446094    /lib/libm-2.12.so
007e3000-007e4000 r--p 00027000 fd:00 1446094    /lib/libm-2.12.so
007e4000-007e5000 rw-p 00028000 fd:00 1446094    /lib/libm-2.12.so
007e7000-008e6000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446087    /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.2400.1
008e6000-008e7000 rw-p 000ff000 fd:00 1446087    /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.2400.1
008fb000-008fe000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681537     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/_localemodule.so
008fe000-008ff000 rw-p 00003000 fd:00 681537     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/_localemodule.so
00909000-0090d000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446088    /lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0.2400.1
0090d000-0090e000 rw-p 00003000 fd:00 1446088    /lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0.2400.1
00910000-00954000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1446089    /lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0.2400.1
00954000-00955000 rw-p 00044000 fd:00 1446089    /lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0.2400.1
009ef000-009f2000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1442372    /lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0.2400.1
009f2000-009f3000 rw-p 00002000 fd:00 1442372    /lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0.2400.1
00a42000-00a46000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681578     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/selectmodule.so
00a46000-00a48000 rw-p 00003000 fd:00 681578     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/selectmodule.so
00d0a000-00d0d000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 711280     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/timemodule.so
00d0d000-00d0f000 rw-p 00002000 fd:00 711280     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/timemodule.so
00dab000-00dad000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681532     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/_functoolsmodule.so
00dad000-00dae000 rw-p 00001000 fd:00 681532     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/_functoolsmodule.so
00ec2000-00ec4000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 681562     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/fcntlmodule.so
00ec4000-00ec5000 rw-p 00002000 fd:00 681562     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/fcntlmodule.so
00ecc000-00ecf000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 711268     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/cStringIO.so
00ecf000-00ed0000 rw-p 00003000 fd:00 711268     /usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/cStringIO.so
03ab5000-03ab7000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 1441912    /lib/libutil-2.12.so
03ab7000-03ab8000 r--p 00001000 fd:00 1441912    /lib/libutil-2.12.so
03ab8000-03ab9000 rw-p 00002000 fd:00 1441912    /lib/libutil-2.12.so
053e1000-0553d000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 683791     /usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0
0553d000-05569000 rw-p 0015b000 fd:00 683791     /usr/lib/libpython2.6.so.1.0
05569000-05572000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 
08048000-08049000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 691179     /usr/bin/python
08049000-0804a000 rw-p 00000000 fd:00 691179     /usr/bin/python
09e13000-09fb1000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0          [heap]
b7613000-b7813000 r--p 00000000 fd:00 670360     /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
b7813000-b7856000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 
b7873000-b7874000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0 
bfe93000-bfeb5000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0          [stack]
/etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: Zeile 530:  1359 Abgebrochen             "$@"
	[FEHLGESCHLAGEN]
However, I'm not sure if the problems I have with some tools are somewhat related to this:

Code:
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]

Program received signal SIGILL, Illegal instruction.
0x00260036 in FX::FXGLViewer::onUpdRight (this=0xbfffe954, sender=0xbfffe184)
    at FXGLViewer.cpp:2128
2128	  sender->handle(this,(EPS>fabs(rotation[0]) && EPS>fabs(rotation[1]+0.7071067811865) && EPS>fabs(rotation[2]) && EPS>fabs(rotation[3]-0.7071067811865)) ? FXSEL(SEL_COMMAND,ID_CHECK) : FXSEL(SEL_COMMAND,ID_UNCHECK),NULL);
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Old 16th July 2010, 11:32 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seigi Kan View Post
Interesting... I have the same problem:

Code:
Checking for module nvidia.ko: 	[  OK  ]
Enabling the nvidia driver: *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0040c822 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/libc.so.6[0x6581a1]
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so(+0xdfe7)[0x406fe7]
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so(xf86freeConfig+0x8c)[0x4037fc]
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so(+0x6936)[0x3ff936]
...
I ran into this a moment ago. I got around it by removing /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Once I did that, I got past that particular problem. (And subsequently ran into others...)
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Old 17th July 2010, 12:46 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

I just installed Fedora 13 (64-bit) on my system right now.. I've GTX 260 Core 216 on which GTX 295 is based.. So, which driver should I install, the proprietary one from NVIDIA or via Yum?
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Old 17th July 2010, 01:45 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellknight View Post
I just installed Fedora 13 (64-bit) on my system right now.. I've GTX 260 Core 216 on which GTX 295 is based.. So, which driver should I install, the proprietary one from NVIDIA or via Yum?
The nvidia driver is proprietary regardless of where you get it from. (RPM Fusion simply repackages the driver and makes it easier to install.)

The advantage of getting the driver straight from nvidia's site is that you'll get the very latest driver available. The advantage of getting it using yum from RPM Fusion is that updating your system is easier.

I usually opt for the yum-based approach. When I don't it's either because the driver in yum doesn't work for me or because there's some compelling feature in the latest driver from nvidia's site.
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Old 17th July 2010, 06:55 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

i had the same problem with my nvidia and for almost 3 weeks i had no solution. i think u need to follow these steps

1.acquire your edid file(you might not need this, but i did)
1.i)this is important edit /etc/grub.conf and blacklist noaveau. u might have read about this
2.download the .run package nvidia driver from nvidia website. now kill your x server and log into text mode.
3.install the driver using this command
as a root ./package name
and if your x server is killed then you will be simply asked some question and and might finish installing it.

4. now dont reboot. using nano or vi {whatever u like} open /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and edit it as shown below

Code:
Section "Screen"
    
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    Option         "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    Option         "CustomEDID"       "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edidfile.bin"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
where CustomEDID part gives the address of your edid file, you can get this from windows os.

now after saving this file u may reboot.
and hopefully you are finished with installing nvidia driver
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Old 25th August 2010, 04:29 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Hi abayshu, Please could you give me mor instruction as to blacklisting the noaveau or removing it? because if i try to install the nvidia driver it tells me something about a checksum error.

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Old 25th August 2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

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i had the same problem with my nvidia and for almost 3 weeks i had no solution. i think u need to follow these steps

1.acquire your edid file(you might not need this, but i did)
1.i)this is important edit /etc/grub.conf and blacklist noaveau. u might have read about this
2.download the .run package nvidia driver from nvidia website. now kill your x server and log into text mode.
3.install the driver using this command
as a root ./package name
and if your x server is killed then you will be simply asked some question and and might finish installing it.

4. now dont reboot. using nano or vi {whatever u like} open /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and edit it as shown below

Code:
Section "Screen"
    
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    Option         "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    Option         "CustomEDID"       "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edidfile.bin"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
where CustomEDID part gives the address of your edid file, you can get this from windows os.

now after saving this file u may reboot.
and hopefully you are finished with installing nvidia driver
Hi.I am a newbie and I wonder if you could give more info about the last step.I dont know how to edit xorg.conf file
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Old 27th August 2010, 01:39 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

When i try to install the nvidia drivers i downloqded from the nvidia site, it gives me a checksum error. Any ideas?
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Old 27th August 2010, 02:16 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

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When i try to install the nvidia drivers i downloqded from the nvidia site, it gives me a checksum error. Any ideas?
I'd try a re-download of the same driver.
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Old 27th August 2010, 05:58 PM
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Re: nVidia GTX295 on Fedora 13 64-bit -- problem with kmod-nvidia

Downloaded the same driver twise, no joy. It just give me a different checksum error.
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