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Old 11-13-2006, 01:33 AM   #1
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Install Nvidia Graghpic card


I followed by this:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8776.html

I did ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run

it says cannot find Kernel Source
so i downloaded kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.src.rpm

and then i installed it.

redo

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run

but still cannot find the Kernel Source

my kernel is 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen x86_64
 
Old 11-13-2006, 01:38 AM   #2
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This is not how to install the nvidia driver under fedora. You use YUM instead.
http://www.fedorafaq.org/

In fact - installing the official nvidia driver will break your fedora installation. There is a sticky about this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=420876
 
Old 11-13-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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but if i installed by YUM,
then it will install a kernel called 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6,
mine is 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen

if i use 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 i will lost my internet connection.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 01:43 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=499893
 
Old 11-13-2006, 06:19 PM   #5
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Okey, i have done this problem,

yum install kmod-nvidia-xen

thanks everyone
 
Old 11-13-2006, 11:25 PM   #6
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Good - knew you'd get there

You should probably read the sticky now and check your installation for damage... there shouldn't be any since you didn't seem to be able to run the installer. But check anyway.

Considering your other threads, I'd like to suggest you look at the FC6 notes at www.mjmwired.net - they'll help your understanding.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 11-13-2006 at 11:29 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 04:54 AM   #7
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thanks a lot Simon Bridge
r u from NZ?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 04:25 PM   #8
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I installed official Nvidia driver and it worked great. Now since people mentioned the "damage" of nVidia office driver, I would like to try the one suggested in this forum. I just could not make yum work on my system (I will try to play it out later). My question is: how to do YUM would do by manual installation? -- Can I download individual RPMs and install them separately? What do I need for this nVidia driver? kmod, nvidia, and xen?
Has anyone compared the performance of official nvidia drive and the one from livna.org?
A special software in my system requires the OpenGL library from nVidia, does the one from livna.org have the same library?
A related question: until figuring out YUM, can I do individual RPM to do exactly YUM would do for any installation?
 
Old 11-17-2006, 06:46 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NAC
r u from NZ?
You mean, "Are you from NZ?" Answer = Nope. (BTW: it is impolite to ask folk for details that you do not wish to provide yourself - vis: you have not revealed your location.) Excuse me, but older hackers like myself can get touchy about these things

sammy11: You havn't provided enough detail here. If you are using Fedora Core, then there is no need to install YUM. If you are not, then the YUM instructions will not work for you. Hence: I am confused.

Installing anything by rpm is the same as installing via yum + the appropriate repositories being enabled. The main difference is that YUM attempts to resolve dependancies for you, whereas you have to do the various rpm's in the correct order by hand. (Which can involve many false-starts, known as "dependancy-hell", which you are no doubt familiar with.)

For more information on using YUM with fedora core, I direct you to the official FAQ site.

If the official nvidia driver works well for you - check with the sticky mentioned and see if your system has actually suffered damage before playing with the distro-specific version. Chances are the "damage" won't show up unless you try to change drivers anyway.

All this is well discussed in the sticky thread.

I repeat: read this.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 07:51 PM   #10
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I am using FC5. I don't need to install yum. What I am trying to do is to use yum to install. Since I started trying Linux for about 4 months, I haven't be able to make yum work (I went through FC2, FC5 and FC6). I have put in a new thread a while ago about my problem with yum. Can you look at there and post some answer? Thank you.
As for nVidia driver, I have two questions: (1) Does the driver from livna.org perform better or equal to the official driver? (This is most important. since I don't expect to change to a different card. I know the driver comes with the FC installation was way much worse than the official nVidia driver). (2) Is the OpenGL library comes with livna.org the same as (or compatiable with) the one from nVidia?
Thanks.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 11:34 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy11 (post #8)
My question is: how to do YUM would do by manual installation?
Hmmm?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy11
I have put in a new thread a while ago about my problem with yum. Can you look at there and post some answer?
OK - Where?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy11
(1) Does the driver from livna.org perform better or equal to the official driver?
Well... it dosn't break your xorg. Does that count as "better" performance?

When I used this, the official installation ended up crashing gnome or KDE repeatedly and so on. A clean install, and a yum install of the drivers, stopped that. There was otherwise no discernable difference in the graphics card performance.

Have you read the sticky yet? There is a full explaination in there.

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(2) Is the OpenGL library comes with livna.org the same as (or compatiable with) the one from nVidia?
It's the standard one. It works with everything. Again: read the sticky! Read the post linked to in the sticky! Everything is explained!

Similarily - did you go to the official fedora faq and read about YUM and how to install nvidia drivers using YUM?

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 11-17-2006 at 11:37 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 01:32 AM   #12
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This is what I mean
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(how to do (YUM would do)) by manual installation?
Sorry about the language.

Here is my other question post.
[HTML]http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=502609[/HTML]

For performance, what I mean is the speed when working on a huge image (say over 1 GB). I have been using the official nVidia driver without problem. But I really like to try the livna one and compare the difference. It sounds like the one from livna.org is better for the Fedora system.
I really need to make yum work. I have just tried manual installation rpm's for livna.org nvidia driver and I ran into endless dependency errors.
Thanks,
 
Old 11-19-2006, 01:20 AM   #13
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To post a link - use the "url" - "/url" bv flag. Then the link will be active.
Code:
<url>http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=502609</url>
(substituting "<>" for "[]" for bv codes) gives you
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=502609

If you want hypertext, then you put the url in the first set of square brackets so:
Code:
<url=http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=502609>my other post</url>
(same substitutions) gives you -
my other post... see?

As for the livna vs official driver - the driver is the same, nVidia binary driver. It's installer is just RedHat-freindly. There should be no discernable difference in performance.

I imagine the livna package won't be more than a week or so behind the latest.

Of course, should you insist on living at the bleeding edge, then you should get used to doing a lot of maintenance ourself - by hand. (This is but one of the problems with proprietary, binary only, code.)

I'll have a look at your other post.

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