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I think I have it installed right, but I'm not sure. I'm not a complete noob to linux, but I wouldn't call myself an expert either.
I tried a lot of things, most of which didn't work. First I tried adding the livna and rpm fusion repositories to yum, and installing kmod-nvidia. Fail. next tried akmod-nvida. Fail again. After that, I got annoyed and ignored everything I've read and installed the drivers from the nvidia website, which seems to have worked, though I'm not sure. I don't have the nvidia logo showing up when I boot. Perhaps this has something to do with me having two 7600GT in SLI?
A somewhat related issue that I am having is getting the damn thing to output in my monitors native resolution of 1680x1050. No matter what I try, it does not want to let me set it... I can't figure out why.
If I could get some help, I would be infinitely grateful.
Another issue seems to have popped up. If X is not running, I cant do anything. the screen is impossible to read, garbage is everywhere. I can still type things out and it does what I tell it to do, but I cant see what it does. I can't figure this one out.. it's quite irritating. It is hard for me to explain in words what it looks like, so I took a crappy picture of it.. http://i38.tinypic.com/awont1.jpg
This has happened to me in the past. I'm guessing it is a bug in the nvidia driver. When it happened to me, my VCs were fine if I booted to single user or run level 3. As soon as I started X and went back to a VC, it would look like that. Only rebooting would get the VCs readable again. I have since upgraded my computer (and thus have a newer Nvidia card, and I don't have this problem anymore.
first of all, please avoid installing drivers from nvidia web site. The drivers form the repository are compiled particularly for Fedora and in my experience they've always had everything one may need. Besides, installing the other driver (the one from the web site), makes it tiresome to maintain (i.e. uninstall), you also can't see in your rpm database since Nvidia doesn't provide rpm binary packages on their website, therefore, only packages with rpm extension appear in rpmdb lookups.
Second, changing resolution in Fedora 10 kinda sucks... The default resolution on my monitor is 1024x768. If I set it to anything higher it works temporarily, but after X server restart, it gets back to old resolution. So, you have to edit xorg.conf file manually and add the screen resolution lines. Basically, only thing you have to change is the Screen section:
and add everything between "SubSection"... "EndSubSection" lines. If you have some of those lines, just add the ones missing (don't remember what lines file contained before editing it) with resolution appropriate for your monitor.