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Old 12-01-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
zyodei
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Problem installing Nvidia driver in Fedora 10


I am having a world of trouble getting my old GeForce2 MX400 to work in a fresh install of Fedora 10.

I included the RPMFusion directories, so my yum repolist includes:

rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free enabled : 324
rpmfusion-free-updat RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Update enabled : 0


But when I type yum list | grep nvidia, nothing comes up. When I type yum install kmod-nvidia or yum install akmod-nvidia, it says there's no package like this.

Have these been updated for Fedora V10 yet? If they haven't, I guess I will just have to use another distro.

BTW, when I tried installing the driver from the NVIDIA website, it says it needs to recompile the Kernel, and after installing gcc and make, it still gave some weird error about how with kernel 2.6 it can't find the proper kernel headers or something like that. The Kernel is where the edge of my Linux knowledge lies :S

But, I heard somebody post that you shouldn't use the NVIDIA drivers, they mess up OpenGL, you should you Livna kmod-nvidia. That's why I was trying to do this.

So, 2 questions:

1) Would you recommend livna kmod-nvidia or Nvidia's own driver's for a GeForce2 MX400 and Fed 10?
2) Whichever you recommend, could you give some clue how to get around either problem I'm having?

Thanks a million in advance!

Sasha


p.s. duplicate of question here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...525/page2.html
 
Old 12-01-2008, 08:05 AM   #2
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Check this link out

http://www.my-guides.net/en/content/...drivers_nvidia

Follow the initial steps and install the required pkgs.

cheers
 
Old 12-03-2008, 03:32 AM   #3
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I copy and paste that line into a root shell, but I get the error

[root@localhost sasha]# su -c 'yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs'
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kmod-nvidia-96xx available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs available.
Nothing to do



What might be the problem with my rpmfusion? I am so confused.

Thanks,
Sasha


P.S. my yum repolist says:

repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 10 - i386 enabled : 11,416
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free enabled : 324
rpmfusion-free-updat RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Update enabled : 0
updates Fedora 10 - i386 - Updates enabled : 713
repolist: 12,453

Last edited by zyodei; 12-03-2008 at 03:33 AM. Reason: added p.s.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 10:21 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zyodei View Post
I copy and paste that line into a root shell, but I get the error

[root@localhost sasha]# su -c 'yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs'
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kmod-nvidia-96xx available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs available.
Nothing to do



What might be the problem with my rpmfusion? I am so confused.

Thanks,
Sasha


P.S. my yum repolist says:

repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 10 - i386 enabled : 11,416
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free enabled : 324
rpmfusion-free-updat RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Update enabled : 0
updates Fedora 10 - i386 - Updates enabled : 713
repolist: 12,453
That is exactly what I get. I also tried 'yum install kmod-nvidia' and I pretty much get the same results

[root@jazzy ~]# yum install kmod-nvidia
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kmod-nvidia available.
Nothing to do
[root@jazzy ~]#
 
Old 12-25-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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i have the same card on fedora 9 and use the beta driver from nvidia
I think this IS the only way
remove any and all kmod's or akmods
download NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.09-pkg1.run
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...43.09-pkg1.run
save it someplace that YOU WILL NOT DELETE IT
then copy it to / and remame it to nvidia.run
in the terminal
Code:
su -
yum install kernel-devel  ( unless it is already installed)
telinit 3
relogin as root and do this
Code:
cd /
sh *.run
if it dose not run then chmod it
chmod +x *.run
and fallow the on screen directione
the first one use the arrow to select except.The rest just hit "enter"
when done type in
reboot
then reinstall mesa -- the nvidia.run driver overwrote it
Code:
yum  install mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel

or this
--
yum  reinstall mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel
--
and that is it.

Last edited by John VV; 12-25-2008 at 10:41 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 12:11 PM   #6
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You dont have to install the package given by nvidia..
try this..
Quote:
su
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64
reboot
 
Old 04-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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hareeshkumaru
The "kmod-nvidia " will install the "180.44" driver .This one is FOR A NEW CARD and not the gforce 2 card ( that command will install the wrong driver for a gforce 2 card .)
the rpm for the gforce 2 is "kmod-nvidia-96xx"
 
Old 06-17-2009, 01:44 AM   #8
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Hello All

After inputting 'yum install kmod-nvidia' command, i am currently hanging at Installing Kernel 5/10 for the past hour and half. Is this suppose to take this long? What is a typical installation time for nvidia driver? I am running Fedora 10.
anyone with experience please let me know, I dont know whether to let it run overnight or just kill it now in the terminal...

Please help!
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:01 AM   #9
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install time with 5 files 1 to 3 min

what repos do you have installed and what plugins for yum are running
can you post the out put of
Code:
su -
yum repolist
you would have had to install the rpmfusion repo
see
F11, F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
 
Old 06-17-2009, 11:50 PM   #10
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Urgent!!

ok...so after following the guide with the link provided, I ran:

su
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64
reboot


then when I rebooted, I saw that I had the nvidia configuration tool installed under system tools. But when I start it, it prompts me to run 'nvidia-xconfig' and restart x. I open up a termainl, as root, ran the suggested command, and then reboot, now my Fed 10 boots into a COMPLETELY black screen where I can move the mouse, can type on the screen, but no commands work, just a big blank screen but I can type gibberish. how do i rescue my system!? do i have to re-install....???....

PLEASE HELP
 
Old 06-18-2009, 12:15 AM   #11
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solved it...

I boot with the F10 install CD and then use /mnt/sysimage to make changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

haev to change driver from nvidia to nv
 
Old 06-18-2009, 12:52 AM   #12
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ok i think i have my nvidia installed..

just fyi again for other ppl running into problems, i basically

1. re-ran the installation procedure as outlined from the F10 nvidia install guide, comes up with nothing to do cuz its all installed
2. I renamed /etc/X11/xorg.conf to something else so that file doesnt 'exist' anymore.
3. in the terminal as root, go into init 3
4. type 'nvidia-xconfig' once in init 3
5. type 'init 5' to restart x
6. done!

credits to this thread:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206927
 
  


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