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Old 05-19-2008, 04:13 AM   #16
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Hi there!

Actually you don't need to edit the xorg.conf file to get video working.

Log in as root, type 'init 3' (to go to the text-only mode).

Next, type 'system-config-display' and choose either the vesa or the open source nouveau driver, which fares really well in terms of 2D graphics (no acceleration yet, though).

Then, type 'init 5' to go to the graphical mode. The x-server should start automatically (without having to issue the startx command).


Regards,

Kamil

ps. I am, too, a bit disappointed about fedoraproject releasing Fedora 9 with an unstable xorg server that is incompatible with vendor-supplied nvidia drivers, but let's not make so much fuss about it. There is no urgent need to upgrade from fedora 8 to fedora 9, is there?

Well, I agree the situation can be extremely frustrating and discouraging for new linux users who chose fedora as their first distribution, and for this reason I think fedoraproject guys should have provided an alternative by also shipping a stable nvidia-compliant xorg version, e.g. the one from fedora 8, with fedora 9 (that could have worked as we can downgrade xorg to the one shipped with fedora 8).
 
Old 05-19-2008, 10:51 AM   #17
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I suspect the reason they did not supply the older Xorg is two fold. First Fedora's base ideals are against proprietary software (that is why the Nvidia driver is not in the base repo). Second if they did provide this "feature" there would be no incentive for Nvidia to provide compatibility with the new Xorg.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:17 AM   #18
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this guide says that yum install kmod-nvidia... works in 9 just like it did in 8. is this not true? seems a little too easy seeing as the non-release of xorg 7.4 was the problem and i don't think that's changed.

anyone have success with this yet?
 
Old 05-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #19
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Well it is May 22, 2008 Thursday and I am waiting for Xorg 7.4 to be release they said it would be released when fedora was released in may now they are just saying May in general. Well guys there are 9 more days left for them to finish in may. Maybe they ought to announce they are going to release it on the 12th of never.... Like on the song Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 08:53 PM   #20
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dead?

LMKIII (root) ~ [1000]>yum install kmod-nvidia
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kmod-nvidia available.
Nothing to do
LMKIII (root) ~ [1001]>


I may be screwed up after doing what somebody suggested:



yum erase kmod-nvidia
yum install kmod-nvidia --enablerepo=fedora,updates,livna

now I get the stuff at the top
 
Old 05-22-2008, 09:12 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by justaguy_75ae View Post
Well it is May 22, 2008 Thursday and I am waiting for Xorg 7.4 to be release they said it would be released when fedora was released in may now they are just saying May in general. Well guys there are 9 more days left for them to finish in may. Maybe they ought to announce they are going to release it on the 12th of never.... Like on the song Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire.
Unlike some distro's, Xorg will release a polished & ready for prime time product......rather than meet a date.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 03:37 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by landonmkelsey View Post

I may be screwed up after doing what somebody suggested:


yum erase kmod-nvidia
yum install kmod-nvidia --enablerepo=fedora,updates,livna

now I get the stuff at the top

Do this:

yum search nvidia

From the output, select either X86_64 or i386 (or whatever your platform is). I'm X86_64 so:

Code:
yum erase kmod-nvidia.x86_64
yum erase nvidia-x11-drv.x86_64
yum erase xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64
Actually, you can probably just do:

Code:
yum erase xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64
Since the above will likely also delete the dependencies. I believe that's what I did when I ran into problems after upgrading from fc8 to fc9.

Now:

Code:
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64
The above should also load the others. If not, then:

Code:
yum install nvidia-x11-drv.x86_64
yum install kmod-nvidia.x86_64
Depending on how your yum is setup, you may need to append to all the above commands, including yum search, e.g.:

Code:
yum search nvidia --enablerepo=fedora,updates,livna
Note, the above doesn't solve the nvidia issue everyone's complaining about. Rather, it allows you to use your card but you won't be able to run e.g. Compiz/Emerald.

qo
 
Old 05-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #23
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Ok. it's a little frustrating it is May 25 2008 and Xorg has not released their final release of 7.4 I can understand why fedora chose it because it was suppose to be released the same day. I wish Fedora would have made 7.3 or 7.4 a choice. I think xorg needs to be more careful with the dates they announce and announce a date they can really meet. It is very frustrating not knowing anything either. I search the internet for answers on their progress and I can't find any. I am wondering how long I will have to wait. If it is a week or a week and few days fine but if it is anymore I may consider downgrading xorg. Their little delay was cute at first but now it is getting way old. I am going to register to the xorg and post any answers I get here

Last edited by justaguy_75ae; 05-25-2008 at 08:31 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 04:06 AM   #24
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Well, something as vital as xorg is not going to be released until it is stable. Let's just say Fedora made a complete mess. Sure, xorg was scheduled to be released a few weeks ago but anyone who has worked in IT knows how often such dates slip (and usually for the better). Fedora placed a wild bet and lost, that's all there is to it. If proprietary drivers really are that important to you, why don't you install Fedora 8? It is clear that the few areas where F9 "improves" on F8 aren't much of an improvement.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 01:40 AM   #25
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Since this morning Livna has Fedora 9 Nvidia drivers.... working 100%
 
Old 05-29-2008, 03:59 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Dummy-in-Linux View Post
Since this morning Livna has Fedora 9 Nvidia drivers.... working 100%
Than you for notification! Going to try it...
 
Old 05-29-2008, 10:53 PM   #27
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Thumbs up

In fact it's so easy to launch nvidia beta driver in Fedora 9. As the official web site said add -ignoreABI and disable glx is all you need to do. In my notebook inspiron 1420 I have been using nvidia beta driver 173.08 for months. Following is the steps I did:

1. Add -ignoreABI to /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc
From: ServerArgsLocal=-br -nolisten tcp
To: ServerArgsLocal=-br -ignoreABI -nolisten tcp

2. If you want move away "Load glx" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. In fact xorg would still load glx. But xorg would NOT crash again.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 06:02 AM   #28
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Arrow New Driver from Nvidia released

Thank you!

Quote:
Since this morning Livna has Fedora 9 Nvidia drivers.... working 100%
Used the original install script by nvidia, but this is certainly more comfortable with updates

@freedom2lee:
please forget 173.08, there are newer drivers, released May 28th

Regards,
Paul
 
Old 06-01-2008, 01:29 PM   #29
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and how about nvidia-96xx?

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Originally Posted by Dummy-in-Linux View Post
Since this morning Livna has Fedora 9 Nvidia drivers.... working 100%
Nice, but my card needs nvidia-96xx drivers - can I suppose to find it in livna repository soon? I cannot see it in either testing nor development repos for any kernel.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 05:46 PM   #30
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Blah blah blah

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhodes187 View Post
This is PRECISELY why I changed my home machine to Apple (Unix machine but with the ability to run popular software and simply work out of the box). I used to not mind taking the better part of an afternoon tinkering around in linux to get a graphics driver to work, or a sound codec to install. Currently either because I have a kid, or I'm simply getting less patient, I just want things to work without a ton of fuss. I was and still am a HUGE proponent for Linux, but unfortunately it is still a long way off for desktop use.
And how many times has Apple for me, frozen, crashed, corrupted.

To each their own whipping boy.

L
 
  


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