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Old 10-27-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
shickidyshade
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Exclamation FC9 XFX Nvidia Geforce 260 generic driver error


Hey everyone,
So I am having a serious problem with my Video Card drivers. I put a fresh install of FC9 2.6.25-14 on my computer and when it updated to 2.6.26.5-45 the generic drivers that were installed with my computer disappeared.

Here is my xorg.conf file
Code:
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
I attempted to install nvidia drivers on my last install of fc9 and had alot of problems so I hope someone can help me fix this right this time.
I appreciate any help in advance.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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The easiest way for you to go is to install the nvidia drivers for your kernel. You can do this using package management tools on Fedora 9 by including the "livna" repositries. Go to

http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm

This will install the "livna" yum repo for you. Once installed use the "Add/Remove" software menu to install the nvidia drivers.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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So I installed the configure the Nvidia Graphics driver software in the add/remove programs section and when I run the software i get the following error.

You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.

I tried
Code:
su -
nvidia-xconfig
but it came up as an empty command. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks
Shade
 
Old 10-29-2008, 02:40 AM   #4
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please post the results to the following command

rpm -qa|grep -i nvidia
 
Old 10-30-2008, 03:08 AM   #5
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[shade@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa|grep -i nvidia
nvidia-settings-1.0-2.lvn9.i386
 
Old 10-30-2008, 05:47 AM   #6
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Ok. This suggests that you have not installed the nvidia drivers correctly.

Fire up the package management application and select the following package

"Metapackage which tracks in nvidia kernel module for newest kernel"

The one I have installed is "kmod-nvidia-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1(i686)"

Select the package appropriate for your architecture (probably "i686" ?)

Install this package and you should have the nvidia drivers correctly installed.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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Metapackage which tracks in nvidia kernel module for newest kernel[/B]"

The one I have installed is "kmod-nvidia-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1(i686)"
So i installed the most current "kmod-nvidia-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1(i686)" however when I restarted my computer it crashed. It defaulted to the non x oriented version of fc9 so I went into xorg.conf and attempted to change it back to the way it was installed however that also did not work.

Please help
 
Old 10-31-2008, 02:36 AM   #8
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Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (eg. cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig) and then delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf (rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf)

Now remove all nvidia drivers :-

1. First find them all with rpm -qa|grep -i nvidia

(I get the following when I run this command

xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-173.14.12-1.lvn9.i386
kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686-173.14.12-4.lvn9.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173.14.12-1.lvn9.i386
kmod-nvidia-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1.i686 )

2. Remove all instances by using rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-173.14.12-1.lvn9.i386 kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.i686 kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1.i686 kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686-173.14.12-4.lvn9.i686 etc etc ie. put all of your install nvidia stuff on the one line after the rpm -e command

3. reboot your computer. This should boot to an X server using the open source "nv" driver.

4. If this does not work, I would replace the "vesa" with "nv" in your original xorg.conf file and try rebooting again.

To see if the nvidia graphics chip is being recognized you can run the following command "/sbin/lspci". This will list all your pci devices and with any luck your nvidia graphics card will be listed. The output for this command for my card is :-

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS (rev a1)

Here is a post regarding the new card you have which may give you some help

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=197275

Good luck

Last edited by ArfaSmif; 10-31-2008 at 02:41 AM. Reason: adding extra info
 
Old 10-31-2008, 01:09 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArfaSmif View Post
Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (eg. cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig) and then delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf (rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf)

Now remove all nvidia drivers :-

1. First find them all with rpm -qa|grep -i nvidia

(I get the following when I run this command

xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-173.14.12-1.lvn9.i386
kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1.i686
kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686-173.14.12-4.lvn9.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173.14.12-1.lvn9.i386
kmod-nvidia-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1.i686 )

2. Remove all instances by using rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-173.14.12-1.lvn9.i386 kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.i686 kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686-173.14.12-5.lvn9.1.i686 kmod-nvidia-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686-173.14.12-4.lvn9.i686 etc etc ie. put all of your install nvidia stuff on the one line after the rpm -e command

3. reboot your computer. This should boot to an X server using the open source "nv" driver.

4. If this does not work, I would replace the "vesa" with "nv" in your original xorg.conf file and try rebooting again.
This worked perfectly, I think it even removed something else that may have been installed and trying to control my video card. It has currently fixed my screen resolution and I that the fedora forum link will be able to help me in the future.

Last edited by shickidyshade; 10-31-2008 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2008, 06:07 PM   #10
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Good to hear. Which part actually worked for you?
 
  


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