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Old 08-18-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Fedora 11
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Angry Refresh Rate ZERO (nvidia installation)

i have a problem with installing the nvidia driver (on a fresh copy of fedora on USB)
on first login i install the rpmfusion free and nonfree repos
then i install nvidia using
yum install akmod-nvidia
also tried kmod-nvidia(but sometimes doesnt work)

after installation i reboot
when i go to display it shows the refresh rate 0
then when i want to use the nvidia X driver i type
after that i press ctrl+alt+f2
type init 3
and it says cant find nvidia.ko module
after i reboot i get
essages saying something like:
r8169: {eth0 linkup}
and it wont boot!!

i tried it ten times
although i did these same steps on another flash just yesterday and it worked!!!!
the refresh rate was ok(showing 65) and can be changed

please help me!!!!!!!!!
im becoming crazzzzzzzzzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Old 08-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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first POST IN ONLY ONE FORUM this is a double post
see :

then the forum rules

1) What version of fedora 10 ,11, 12 beta/testing ?
2) please post your hardware specs.
is this a desktop ? or laptop ?
is it a full nvidia card or a built in one on the mobo ?
what card or chip is it ? a 7000 8000 0r 9000 or what ?
Old 08-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Distribution: Fedora 11
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i have fedora 11
my video card is the nvidia 8500GT 512MB DDR2
and my pc is a desktop


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