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Old 02-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
MrW187
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Angry 1st time linux user


hi there. this is driving me nuts.

i have fedora 14 i686 installed default everything.
i cant figure out how to install nvidia drivers.
i dont have a clue what to do.

can sum1 please help me with a step by step.

thankyou.

2.6.35.6-45.fc14.i686
gnome 2.32.0
 
Old 02-05-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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Do a lsmod in the Terminal and see if module Nouveau is loading.

If you are not using 3D features I would stay with the module Nouveau,
this will prevent a lot of headaches
 
Old 02-05-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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http://www.fedoraforum.org/?view=fedora_setup

Jim
 
Old 02-05-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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If you want the propitiatory nVidia drivers, go to the rpm-fusion site and configure your system to use both the "free" and "non-free" RMP-Fusion repositories. Then just do a sudo yum -y install kmod-nvidia and reboot. (If you haven't added yourself to the /etc/sudoers file, use the su -c 'yum -y install kmod-nvidia' command.)

By the way, you should be aware that the Fedora project only supports the last two of its releases, and they try to make a new release about every six months. That means that, if you use Fedora, you'll spent a lot of time on system maintenance. (Fedora is, by in large, the beta test site for RHEL possible enhancements, and Fedora users are encouraged to try new stuff and report bugs to Red Hat so they can fix them for their paying customers. And, incidentally, for any Fedora uses.)
 
Old 02-05-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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thanks for the help so far.
now im having trouble editing the grub.conf as i do not have the permissions
when i try and logon as root it doesnt accept the (100% im sure i know what it is) password i enter
even after i changed the root password by booting into single mode
it gives an authentication failed.
how can i fix this?
 
Old 02-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #6
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In a terminal:
Code:
su -l
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
Jim
 
Old 02-05-2011, 07:17 PM   #7
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and umm, how do i find out if im running the pae kernel or not?
 
Old 02-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #8
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and umm, how do i find out if im running the pae kernel or not?
In a terminal:
Code:
uname -r
If you're using PAE the output line will end with PAE.


Jim

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