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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 03-24-2006 07:18 PM

FC5 Not installing Nvidia drivers
 
G'day
just upgraded from Fedora 4 to 5 and i dont seem to be able to install my Nvidia drivers. I have installed the kernal-devel rpm to install the source so that the nvidia drivers can build the kernal modules but towards the end of the building process the thing crashes and quits with the cannot build module error. am i missing something here or is it just FC5 that is refusing to install it ( this method worked perfectly in FC4 ).

thanx for ur time.

reddazz 03-24-2006 08:36 PM

There are a few threads similar to yours in the Fedora Core forum. Take a look there for a possible solution. The problem could be related to the default kernel that shipped with Fedora Core 5 so you may need to upgrade to a newer kernel and kernel-devel package.

sgammons 03-24-2006 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
G'day
just upgraded from Fedora 4 to 5 and i dont seem to be able to install my Nvidia drivers. I have installed the kernal-devel rpm to install the source so that the nvidia drivers can build the kernal modules but towards the end of the building process the thing crashes and quits with the cannot build module error. am i missing something here or is it just FC5 that is refusing to install it ( this method worked perfectly in FC4 ).

thanx for ur time.

Hi,

I haven't installed FC5 on a production machine yet. Test machine only. But from what I've read, nVidia says there is a bug in the shipped FC5 kernel so you can't install the nVidia drivers. There is a work around but it's supposed to be fixed in the upcoming FC5 kernel release.


Stan

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 03-25-2006 12:05 PM

damn ! any ideas how soon the new FC5 kernel will be on the repos ?

sgammons 03-26-2006 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
damn ! any ideas how soon the new FC5 kernel will be on the repos ?

I don't know when a kernel that works properly with the nVidia drivers will be released. You might check here for more info on the problem:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/foru...=14&order=desc

I installed FC5 on a machine that has a FX5500 in it. The driver that shipped with FC5 "works" but I haven't really spent a lot of time to see if there are any problems with the default driver.


Stan

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 03-26-2006 05:34 PM

well, i too am using the drivers that shipped with FC5 and their decent at 2d-accel ( eyecandy and movie playback is fine ) but cant get any games running on it ( cant enable 3d accel on my 6600GT without the nvidia proper drivers :( )

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 03-27-2006 01:09 AM

well, i formated and installed FC4 from scratch. gonna wait till this kernal problem is solved.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 03-28-2006 03:29 PM

I have not tried this yet but thre is a tutorial allowing the instalation of the Nvidia drivers on the faulty FC5 kernal. It is at http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...c5.html#nvidia

If anyone gets it working, please leave behind a msg.

jlo_sandog 03-30-2006 03:26 AM

This worked
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66851

sgammons 03-30-2006 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
I have not tried this yet but thre is a tutorial allowing the instalation of the Nvidia drivers on the faulty FC5 kernal. It is at http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...c5.html#nvidia

If anyone gets it working, please leave behind a msg.

I see the 2080 kernel has been released. Have you tried it and if so, does it work with the nVidia drivers?


Stan

jlo_sandog 03-31-2006 03:42 AM

you still have to follow the steps given by nvidia with the kernel update. just get it done. no guts no glory.

martinr 03-31-2006 05:42 AM

I have the same problem, can't get the GUI to work at all (performed a text install). After reading through in installation fix on http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...c5.html#nvidia I noticed it was for the i386 architecture... I have the X86_64 version. Which intructions should I follow to get my NVIDIA 6600GT to work?

both rpm packages mentioned in the above link
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.8178-0.lvn.5.i386.rpm
nvidia-kmod-1.0.8178-0.lvn.3.2.6.15_1.1881_FC5.src.rpm

wouldn't work for me right? After a toally clean install what kinds of updates (yum and otherwhise) do I need to perform before trying with whatever some of you come up with? Remember newbie so please don't leave out any commands.

I'd really appriciate some help right now, thanks.

jlo_sandog 03-31-2006 07:18 AM

martinr
go to the link I gave before. It's from nvidia. I really dont know why people go to other sites rather than the source (nvidia). The directions are as clear as day.

brainfry 03-31-2006 06:05 PM

Not sure if this helps anyone but it worked for me.
I installed everything via Livna. Opened the package manager, (Applications > Add/remove software), and selected 'List' followed by 'Available Packages'.
I started with kernel 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 followed by the kernel-devel package. I've read on other posts that you need the xorg-x11-server-sdk so that was installed next followed by kmod-nvidia - 1.0.8178-6.2.6_161.2080_FC5.i686.
This even configured xorg.conf for me, all I had to change was the horizontal sync and vert refresh settings for my monitor.
After a reboot the nvidia splash screen was there and everything seems good. Not tested games yet but thats next.
Hope this helps.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot 03-31-2006 06:21 PM

Try "glxgears" and let us know if tht gives you a proper FPS.


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