nVIDIA EVGA e-7150 nForce 630i with HDTV out
intel core 2 quad
only distro that would install into a working desktop was Fedora 8
got 3D graphics working with
3D looked great and the graphics card was recognized correctly, but no HDTV output and found out my sound wasnt working
amarok, mplayer, xine all worked fine (sounded great) but anything from an internet source (youtube) was dead and when i went in to test the sound card i heard silence during the test -- not recognized correctly
heard in forums that this board was **fully** supported under the latest nVIDIA 169.04 driver
can't do it with X running... makes sense...
init 3 to get a command line, no X
but the driver needs to DL something from FTP to work and i have no internet without X apparently (realized that when yum install gcc didn't work there either)
it said it would "compile the kernel itself" but im missing some kernel-source or kernel-devel rpms and i can't find the right ones with yum or add/remove programs
am i doing something wrong? is there a stage where there's internet but still no X (init 4 or something) i won't get my second attempt at this until after work tonight so a reply here pointing me in the right direction would be a time saver
apologies for being new to this, any help would be appreciated
PS: should i use the just released 171 beta driver or is this 169.04 the one i want?