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Old 05-14-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Distros (Fedora 9)


Well, I just downloaded Fedora 9...

I am off to install it... I will be back soon with a review!

I am hoping that it has better support for the Geforce 8800, than fedora 8 did


-crosses finger-
 
Old 05-14-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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Well, I just downloaded Fedora 9...

I am off to install it... I will be back soon with a review!
That's good

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I am hoping that it has better support for the Geforce 8800, than fedora 8 did
That's a NVIDIA binary driver. What does that have to do with Fedora...they don't even ship it by default. Whether a particular card is supported on Linux is entirely NVIDIA's decision not the distro maker's decision.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Before you install, I would check livna's site to confirm that the kmod-nvidia driver for the 2.6.25 kernel is indeed available. I could be wrong, but I believe I read that there is a delay in the nvidia driver for Fedora 9. I have Fedora 9 on my laptop, but it has intel graphics which are supported in the kernel.

Bob
 
Old 05-15-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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with fedora 8:


Ok... I have put a VGA screen on my box, and was able to pull the GUI...

then install the drivers.

then put it back on the LCD

However, when I went to "enable desktop effects" it was unable to initiate.

so with that said, it looks like even though the display window shows that the geforce 8800 is installed...

it is not right... -aggravating-

so I am off for round two of this project, and I am going to go to kernel.org and re-compile this kernel, in hopes that once i re-install geforce drivers, that that that will work.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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If I remember correctly it is an issue of Nvidia not supporting xorg 7.3 (or whatever version of xorg F9 is using) and not a kernel issue.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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Smile what is going on

does anyone know what is going on to address that issue, and what the time table will look like for resolution. I have searched all over Google and can find no answers

in responce to: lazlow
 
Old 05-15-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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I suppose you would have to ask nVidia about Fedora 9's xorg edition support.

or, you could buy an older card. :>
 
Old 05-16-2008, 12:51 AM   #8
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ok...

I DID IT! wo0t

first of all, you need to plug in a boxy VGA monitor...

then install your fedora.. i am working with 8

then... recompile kernel to most recent from -kernel.org-

at that point after all updates.. download you geforce 8800gts/gtx/etc...

then do a #init 3

run a #sh (Driver file name here)

after it finishes...

do a #init 5

after that....

reboot

during the reboot process... unplug your VGA monitor and plug in your LCD monitor...

xwindows will start

this was the only way, after messing with it for 30 hours... that I could get it to work...

but now it is fully functional... i even have compiz fusion up and running

good luck and thanks for all the help
 
Old 05-16-2008, 09:51 AM   #9
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linboxfun fedora 8 already has support Livna repository. yum install kmod-nvida. Assuming you have it installed as a repository
 
  


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