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Old 10-13-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
dkc1
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nVidia legacy drivers on Fedora 9


Hi to all. I'm new to Fedora Linux and I need some help with nVidia drivers. I have the nVidia TNT2 GPU (I know, it's old..) and i need to install the nVidia legacy drivers, in the repository there are only the new nVidia drivers. I 've downloaded the .run package from the nVidia's site but I can't figure out how to install it. It tells me to kill X Server before executing it. I tried Ctrl-Alt-F1 to switch to the terminal but it stills tells me that X is running.

What should I do?
Is there any rpm for the nVidia drivers?

(Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language)

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Old 10-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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When you press Ctrl-Alt-F1 you switch to a terminal but your GUI is still running. (When you press Ctrl-Alt-F7 you go back to that running instance)

I assume that you are using gnome as your windows manager (as oppose to KDE) as it is the standard Fedora manager.

Try pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 and then type;

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

This will stop the X server and you can install the nvidia driver.

Reboot the machine and, as long as the drivers are correct, the X server will restart.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Reboot the machine and, as long as the drivers are correct, the X server will restart.
It should be sufficient just to issue
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sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
 
Old 10-14-2008, 06:53 AM   #4
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There is really no point to installing the nvidia legacy drivers on F9: they do not support the X11R7.4/Xorg-1.5. You may get 2D graphics, or maybe not, but 3D will not work, period. Unless you downgrade the whole X11 Window System to F8.

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:20 AM   #5
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There is really no point to installing the nvidia legacy drivers on F9: they do not support the X11R7.4/Xorg-1.5. You may get 2D graphics, or maybe not, but 3D will not work, period. Unless you downgrade the whole X11 Window System to F8.

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Without the official nVidia drivers I only get 1024768 screen resolution. I don't care about 3D but I can't work at such a low resolution.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 01:44 PM   #6
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Without the official nVidia drivers I only get 1024768 screen resolution. I don't care about 3D but I can't work at such a low resolution.
You "only get" or "only CAN get" 1024x768 resolution? There's a difference. Have you tried adding a higher resolution to your xorg.conf?
 
  


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