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Old 11-09-2004, 07:13 AM   #1
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fedora core 3 + xorgconfig & nvidia driver


I have installed the latest nvidia driver on Fedora Core 3 but each time I change my xorg.config to use the Nvidia driver, I get an error saying that no usable screens are found and "cannot load module nvidia". I have tried to run xorgconfig and it seems like it's not installed. I know I can use system-config-display but I am not too keen on it. How do I install which fedora package has xorgconfig?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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The drivers probably installed correctly. Now you need to load the kernel module -- type "modprobe nvidia" and then try to start X again.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 09:49 AM   #3
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well it works temporarily and when I reboot the PC the problem is still there. The system hangs when I try to use this driver, so I'm gonna see if a patched version of the old driver is available and try it.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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Add "alias char-major-195 nvidia" to your /etc/modules.conf file.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:45 PM   #5
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I have that line already but when I boot it still doesn't load at boot time, I have to manually type it in as root everytime I log in.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:23 PM   #6
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This has to do with the new udev thingy .. to fix this ..

$ modprobe nvidia
$ cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
$ chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*

and reboot .. this should make it permanent..
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:25 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by astrowill
Add "alias char-major-195 nvidia" to your /etc/modules.conf file.
/etc/modules.conf is not longer exist for kernel 2.6 (since FC2) .. that line should be in /etc/modprobe.conf instead.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:52 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot, I've finally got it working, but had to install a patched version of the 61111 drivers coz my system just hangs when it tries to use the latest ones. That line actually existed in /etc/modprobe.conf and not /etc/modules.conf. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:51 PM   #9
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hey, i've got 2 questions that seem to belong in this topic.
i'm having problems with installing the nvidia driver in FC3 also

1) when ur system is hanging on bootup at the "configuring kernel parameters" point, is there a way to fix this or do u hafta reinstall FC3?
2) where did u get the patched driver?

thanks, josh
 
Old 11-09-2004, 11:41 PM   #10
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Diablosux102:

During the boot up, at OS selection, press 'A' (IIRC, to edit the grub line) and delete rhgb at the end of the line.. and continue booting..

This has to do with UDEV problem. And to permanently solve the problem.. check the solution above. Download the latest driver (6629) from NVIDIA.. you do not need to patch anything..
 
Old 11-09-2004, 11:52 PM   #11
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well 6629 is the one thats hanging my system at boot time and any other time I try and use X. The patched Nvidia driver that I have is 6111 thats been modified to work with kernel 2.6.9. I got it from this weblog.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:04 AM   #12
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Thanks and Feedback

Thanks for all the great tips. I was only able to get my Nvidia drivers working in Fedora Core 3 by doing two things.

1. Installing the patched 6111 driver REDDAZZ found at

http://ngc891.blogdns.net/kernel/pat...11-jp1.tar.bz2

The 6629 just would not work no matter what I tried.

2. Giving the following commands WIRAONE supplied

# modprobe nvidia
# cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
# chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*

And that was it... Worked like a charm... Thanks again!

Notes:

Do step 2 above as root, in the earlier post the prompt was a $ instead of a #. Giving these commands as any user other than root obviously won't work.

P.S. WIRAONE thanks for the grub "rhgb" tip, I was a second away from a reinstall.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 09:44 PM   #13
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thanks, i was able to install the driver with no problem.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:18 PM   #14
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Installed the 6629 drivers and used the commands from WIRAONE and everythings ok now. Nice one!
That's why I love this site, there's never a shortage of answers to any questions.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:21 PM   #15
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6229 works for me too

I just copied the /dev files over to /udev, rebooted and everything worked. No need to downgrade the NVidia driver
 
  


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