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Old 10-07-2005, 03:37 PM   #16
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no you wont want to do that.......you want the updated kernel
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:44 PM   #17
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Ok, I really screwed up now. I updated the yum.conf file w/ the one on the fedorafaq.org site just like the guy says to do, but he forgot to mention that it's for FC4 and Im using FC3, so it didn't work. And if I understand his instructions correctly, he had me delete the old one and replace it w/ his which means I don't have an operable yum.conf anymore.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:45 PM   #18
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no thats ok....... there is a link on the page for fedora 3...... just get that yum.conf


why not fedora 4?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:48 PM   #19
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So how do I install the drivers? If it says to install them before updating kernels, do i just disregard that and install them now? If so, how, just use this?:
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yum install kernel-module-nvidia-$(rpm -q --queryformat="%{version}-%{release}\n" kernel | tail -n 1)
Im so lost.....
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:49 PM   #20
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yeah they will work .......
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:53 PM   #21
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Ok. I totally don't see anything on that page about FC3 yum.conf's. Where are you seeing that?
I use FC3 because my linux guru friend that introduced me to linux said that at the time FC3 was much more stable than FC4(this was a while back) and I'm still too much of a noob to feel comfortable updating versions yet. I feel like I need to get comfortable with this one first. I may just skip FC4 altogether if I'm confident enough in my abilities when FC5 comes out.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:54 PM   #22
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at the top of the fedorafaq page there is a link to fc3 instructions.......fc4 is more stable imho
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:58 PM   #23
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hrm, scratch that. yum still works, but I'm still getting an "error message"(that's what I think it is) when I run that command:
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yum install kernel-module-nvidia-$(rpm -q --queryformat="%{version}-%{release}\n" kernel | tail -n 1)
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It's the same result as with the other one, except it's got a couple lines missing. Here's a copy of what it says:
Code:
Setting up Install Process
Setting up Repos
base                         100%
updates-released  100%
Reading repository metadata in from local files
base            : ###################
updates-re:  ###################
Parsing package install arguments
No match for argument: kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.12-1.1378_FC3
Nothing to do
 
Old 10-07-2005, 04:06 PM   #24
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Ok, got it. Looks like it's working. Yum is still downloading it.
Scratch that. I just got an error:
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Error: failure: kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.12-1.1378_FC3-1.0.7676-0.lvn.3.3.x86_64.rpm from livna-stable:  [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
I know what that one means, and it's not good, but it means I'm doing it right, right?

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