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Old 29th July 2005, 11:29 PM
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nvidia driver install

how can i install the the nvidia drivers with yum what files do i need to install? I have p4 1.8 and gf fx5600.
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Old 30th July 2005, 04:07 AM
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yum install kernel-module-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

Substitute the kernel name if you are using the 2.6.12 kernel. You must have the livna repo installed to install this.
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Old 30th July 2005, 04:31 AM
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This is a how-to for desktops and laptops.
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Old 30th July 2005, 07:08 AM
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That is to install the official drivers from nvidia which doesnt really work very well with FC4. The livna drivers work better but are one or two versions backdated.
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Old 30th July 2005, 07:23 AM
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That is to install the official drivers from nvidia which doesnt really work very well with FC4. The livna drivers work better but are one or two versions backdated.
How can you prove they dont work?? I have installed both desktop and laptop in mandrake, slackware and fedora with success...
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Old 30th July 2005, 02:00 PM
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This is a how-to for desktops and laptops.
Code:
[steven@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost steven]# yum install kernel-devel
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core                      100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
updates-released          100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates                   100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
freshrpms                 100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 285 kB    00:04
updates-re: ################################################## 818/818
Added 108 new packages, deleted 0 old in 8.60 seconds
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 491 kB    00:02
extras    : ################################################## 1402/1402
Added 39 new packages, deleted 1 old in 8.57 seconds
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 200 kB    00:01
updates   : ################################################## 581/581
Added 10 new packages, deleted 0 old in 2.60 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
[root@localhost steven]#
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Old 30th July 2005, 02:21 PM
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ok here is what i found
Code:
Reading repository metadata in from local files


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.11-1.1369_FC4      core
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.11-1.1369_FC4      core
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.11-1.1369_FC4      base
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.11-1.1369_FC4      base
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.12-1.1387_FC4      updates
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1387_FC4      updates
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.12-1.1390_FC4      updates
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1390_FC4      updates
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.12-1.1398_FC4      updates
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1398_FC4      updates
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.12-1.1387_FC4      updates-releasedMatched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1387_FC4      updates-releasedMatched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.12-1.1390_FC4      updates-releasedMatched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1390_FC4      updates-releasedMatched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i586                        2.6.12-1.1398_FC4      updates-releasedMatched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1398_FC4      updates-releasedMatched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.12-1.1398_FC4      installed
Matched from:
kernel-devel


kernel-devel.i686                        2.6.11-1.1369_FC4      installed
Matched from:
kernel-devel
what do i need to install?
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Old 30th July 2005, 02:43 PM
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yum update

If you change kernels after you install nvidia support, your going to have to do this again!.

get the latest kernel installed. update your system and get it current.

second : configure yum for livna. or have livna do it for you. ..
To start using the rpm.livna.org repository in yum simply install the livna-release rpm package:

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/R...2.4.noarch.rpm

To install the nvidia-drivers simply type a command like the following as root:

yum install kernel-module-nvidia-$(uname -r)

.. so in your case.

type
yum search kernel-module-nvidia*

see what comes up from livna for your kernel.

install it.

THEN.

xorg.conf needs to be edited so you can use it. for the most part.

system-config-display

will handle configuring your video. but there are custom xorg.conf's for everyone. every monitor. and every nvidia card. do some research . mine won't help you. I run multi monitor.
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Old 31st July 2005, 07:45 AM
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I don't think you need to edit your xorg.conf file. I didn't. I just rebooted my com and everything works fine=)
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Old 31st July 2005, 07:51 AM
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For livna, you don't. For the script from nvidia.com, I believe you have to edit. Also, you don't have to reboot, all you have to do is load the module and restart X
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Old 31st July 2005, 08:49 AM
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Yeah. But I prefer to reboot=)
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Old 31st July 2005, 08:53 AM
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For livna, you don't. For the script from nvidia.com, I believe you have to edit. Also, you don't have to reboot, all you have to do is load the module and restart X
If you install the from nvidia yes you have to edit the xorg.conf and reboot is needed.
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Old 31st July 2005, 08:22 PM
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Before using the NVIDIA supported drivers, you do need to have the corresponding kernel-devel package for your kernel installed, not certain about livna, but all that mumbo-jumbo seems like a lot of work when NVIDIA supplies a script to do the work for you. There is only one line that needs to be changed when moving to the proprietary driver ('nv' becomes 'nvidia') and you get full GL support. Because this is a kernel module, it should work for any properly installed distro.
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