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Old 09-23-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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hot to edit my video file?


After countless hours of trying to get FC6 running on my HP Pavillion dv6000 I am still at ends. I have tried different yum updates, when I startx it just goes to a blank screen, and what ever else i've tried has failed. For one reason last night on a fluke, gnome desktop loaded. In the middle of updates download I decided to take a look at my clock which was not set right and my sytem froze up on me. Now I am back to where I have been in the beginning. I think it is a driver issue with my Nvidia graphics card.

HP Pavillion dv6000
AMD 64x2 2mb RAM
Nvidia MCP51 chipset

What do I need to do to edit the video driver file from root?

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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I can really use some help on this topic...Anybody out there. My google-searching isn't too promising. I have also found a Nvidia driver to download...How can I download it from the text screen...and install it?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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Use the wget command to download it.

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Old 09-23-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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You can use the lynx or w3m browser and go to the nvidia website. You can also use an ftp client and go to download.nvidia.com ftp site.

If the nvidia drivers were installed via an rpm package, you can use the rpm command to verify the packages:
rpm -qV <packagename>

Also, be sure to check your xorg log. If the X11 server isn't starting it will probably indicate the reason in the log.
 
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You can use the lynx or w3m browser and go to the nvidia website. You can also use an ftp client and go to download.nvidia.com ftp site.

If the nvidia drivers were installed via an rpm package, you can use the rpm command to verify the packages:
rpm -qV <packagename>

Also, be sure to check your xorg log. If the X11 server isn't starting it will probably indicate the reason in the log.
how can I format my whole hard drive before installing FC6. I've just tryied the GUI install again for the umteenth time and it has frozen up right in the middle of formatting. This time right on
formatting /usr file system...

I really want to get this OS to work. Have tried many...and I kinda would like Fedora to be my base OS. I've installed using the text v...but i'm not able to bring up the Gnome Desktop at all. I need to format before installing the OS.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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Sounds like you may need to use text mode install. Have you tried that.

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Old 09-23-2007, 01:09 PM   #7
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Sounds like you may need to use text mode install. Have you tried that.

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When I do do that...I can not get into a Gnome desktop...After trying many things to get it to work...Still nothing. Just a head full of frustation cause I don't see a solution. All the help that has been givin hase been a failure. The only other idea I can think about is a Nvidia Driver issue. I need some serious guidance with that. Google-searching isn't really helping me out at all. The fedora help guide isn't helping at all...errrrrrrrrr
 
Old 09-23-2007, 02:20 PM   #8
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If it installs fine in console mode then you need to install the nvidia driver.
Then not sure on what you do to configure nvidia for the X server but should be tons of info in the readme or install docs, on their site, or even here.
Then type ' startx ' to see if it works.
Finally once up you can then you can edit /etc/inittab and change this line to level 5.
id:5:initdefault:

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Old 09-23-2007, 02:23 PM   #9
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Not very helpful but you're not the only one it would appear:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75808
 
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how can I format my whole hard drive before installing FC6. I've just tryied the GUI install again for the umteenth time and it has frozen up right in the middle of formatting. This time right on
formatting /usr file system...
You can do it from the console.
mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda6
to format the /dev/hda6 partition with the ext3 filesystem.

See the "mkfs" manpage if possible. If it fails again, you may have a bad drive.

A boot option to try is "nolapic". However, I would imagine the freeze would come earlier.

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