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The only access that I have to the internet is a wireless option silver streak wireless modem on windows. I am trying to install drivers for the Nvidia video card that I downloaded to a cd. I went into /etc/yum.repos.d and 0 all the enables and created a new directory as:
Your repo won't work because there is no repo. Just because you call it a repo doesn't make it so. There is a special tool for creating repos and without using that then you don't have the correct files in place.
If you download the nvidia drivers from nvidia, you don't need a repo, you just run the binary file they provide from run level 3.
Type man createrepo to see if it's on your system. But with only 1 file then it's not a repo anyway, as it will have no way of fulfilling dependencies.
The only internet access I have is a windows machine. John I downloaded the two 96xx drivers (free and non free)you had listed and burned them to a cd. I do not know how to get this modem to work with fedora in a text only. All I want is to get xorg going. Would it be easier to download a driver from nvidia to install? I was trying to get yum to install from the cd but can not get the right commands.
I also tried
yum install //media/cd/My/kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs.i686
OP actually only said that that problem is happening on newest kernels.
OP does not know the difference between install/update from repository and from binary file.
OP does not have internet connection on the Fedora box in question.
Larry, I suggest you follow post #8 so you can get working GUI with 2d incorporated drivers, and then use crossover LAN cable to connect windows and Fedora, if you do not have them connected to a LAN switch, and then in windows create Internet Connection Sharing so Fedora can access the internet via windows box.
Then use Fedora repositories where nVidia drivers are already present, rpmfusion maybe, and you will no longer have problems with those drivers AND you will be able to update Fedora anytime you want.
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs.i686
and blacklist nouveau
( this is what i used on fedora 11 ( and current arch and cent )
but it is also just as easy to use the nvidia.run ( seeing as it is about to hit end of life and will not be changing much just reinstall ALL of mesa , and mesa-devel if the run driver is used
Search the web for info on how to configure X system on fedora 12 and do so by selecting VESA mode. That should let you run X. Short of recommending CentOS 5.5 that is just out with additional repositories for bundle of desktop software like Skype 18.104.22.168 beta, I do not know what to say. I tried Fedora only once or twice and saw it as irritatingly lacking full control. So I am sticking with CentOS 5.x until CEntOS 6.0 based on Fedora 12 comes out an the end of the year.
Just to inform anyone else with an intel D865 GLC motherboard with a nvidia video card that the video card may not be the reason your fedora 12 will not boot. I found an error 111 IO report and that according to fedora is with the kernel usb routing and that I should try and upgrade or use an older version. I am not giving up, will post more when I have a workable solution other than older.
I have blacklisted the noveau driver.
Last edited by Larry Webb; 06-01-2010 at 11:29 AM.