RH3 x86_64/NVIDIA display & PCI problems
Thanks to all of you for your posts on the RH3 x86_64/NVIDIA display
problem. I wanted to describe my experiences with this problem in the
hopes that others may find it helpful, since I encountered a number of
additional problems on my system that I've mostly been able to handle,
but a few problems remain.
Here's my system:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
CORSAIR 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) x 2 (2 GB total)
Western Digital Raptor 73GB Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
GIGABYTE GV-NX57128D Geforce PCX5750 128MB 128-bit DDR PCI-Express x16 Video Card
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Motherboard
Pioneer DVR-109 IDE DVD Burner
Here's what I did:
1. Clean install of FC3 x86_64
(on graphical boot, fonts and graphics are totally illegible, as described by
others on this thread)
2. Rebooted, editing GRUB on startup (removed 'rhgb' and 'quiet' and
added "3" to end of line) and on the shell typed:
rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY
rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora
3. Now I got a number of conflicts with a component of PERL. To solve this,
I deleted PERL (both the 32 and 64 bit versions) and reinstalled them:
rpm -e --allmatches --nodeps perl
yum -y install perl
(Now everything worked fine, the system updated)
4. Rebooted with the new kernel 2.6.10-1.770
(Graphical boot worked now, but was low-res)
5. Downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7174-pkg2.run and
6. Rebooted, edited GRUB on startup (removed 'rhgb' and 'quiet' and
added "3" to end of line).
7. Installed the NFORCE drivers and followed the prompts.
8. Installed the NVIDIA driver and followed the prompts.
9. Edited the "/etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-devel.repo"
enable=0 changed to enable=1
10. Updated xorg packages:
yum check-update >out
cat out|grep xorg
yum update <each package listed from above>
11. Edited xorg.conf
Replaced "driver vesa" with "driver nvidia"
Confirmed that "load glx" was present in "module" section
Confirmed that "load dri" was present in the "module" section.
Now I saw the NVIDIA splash screen.
13. Edited /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to load the settings on startup:
nvidia-settings --load-config-only &
14. Using the GUI, under "display" in "system settings"
set display to NVIDIA
set monitor to NEC Multisync 95
set colors to millions of colors
Now everything worked great. I'm still getting two errors on startup however:
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 0000:03:00.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 3 of device 0000:05:00.0
Does anyone have any thoughts on what these errors are?