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Old 12-25-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
drco
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I have linux


after many days and many isos and many cds wasted i finally have fedoracore 3

i still dont think that it configured my video card the right way.....y is tuxracer running so slow??

is there anyway i can check if i have the right video card??
 
Old 12-25-2004, 11:36 PM   #2
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Download the nVidia IA32 drivers and install them. Its a small shell script and really easy.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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ye ok....you know i am going to need help with that (this is the newbie section)

ok well i got it and its saved on my harddrive now what
 
Old 12-25-2004, 11:52 PM   #4
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assuming you have a nvidia card, read the README first:

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...629/README.txt
 
Old 12-26-2004, 12:19 AM   #5
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for some reason i dont no how to start fedora core 3 without the graphic interface. can some1 help me beacuase I cant find the option at startup
 
Old 12-26-2004, 12:28 AM   #6
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When you've booted up, open a console, switch to root (enter "su -" and then type your root password) and then type "init 3" -- this will take you to a runlevel where X is not started.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 01:03 AM   #7
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well that did not work.

it just went to a black screen that said

started i dont no ok
started i dont no ok
started wine ok
 
Old 12-26-2004, 03:24 AM   #8
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Hmmm... every time I try init 3 I get the Blank Screen of Death as well. So - easy peasy: from a shell-

su
<type your root password when it asks...>
nano /etc/inittab

(THis opens 'nano' - a very simple to use text editor. The inittab file you just opened is sort of like the autoexec.bat from windows.
Scroll down a few lines and you see a few lines of text lists numbers 1 to 6 and what each number does. Immediately after you'll see a line with a '5' in the middle. You can see that setting is described above. You need to change that 5 to a 3 and save it. Just use the command to quit and say 'yes' when it asks you to save before quitting)

Reboot and this will take you into the non-graphical Fedora.

When you're done installing, etc just remember to change your /etc/X11R6/xorg.conf like the guide says - just use nano again. It really is a lot better than vi for us newbies!

By the way - if you follow the guides and most information you would ordinarily be fine except that Fedora has that nice graphical loading screen (which is just annoying except the wife likes it). This really narks the system up after you install the drivers and change the xorg.conf file so have a look at this link before you try it:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=rhgb+nvidia

Ignore all that stuff about patching the drivers and downgrading. The new ones work fine, though they try to download a kernel interface, then end up compiling thier own. Don't panic - it'll all be fine if you just carry on. Do NOT ignore the bit that goes:

# modprobe nvidia
# cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
# chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*

Or you'll get locked up halfway through booting and end up reinstalling from scratch or going back to XP like I did...
When you install the driver and want to reboot (the bit above should be the last thing you do really before then) - open your inittab with nano again:
nano /etc/inittab
and change that '3' you put in back to a '5', reboot and if you followed the guides properly you'll be sorted, mate!

If not, come on back...

Good luck!
 
Old 12-26-2004, 03:48 AM   #9
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Where did the assumption that this is an nvidia card come from?

Just to clarify:
What type of video card do you have? If you don't know, open up a terminal (the black "DOS" screen) and type:
/sbin/lspci
And post that up here.

Cool
 
Old 12-26-2004, 04:10 AM   #10
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that assumption came from me, since we're in the newbie forum, I pray to God he didn't buy an ATI card.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 04:11 AM   #11
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:09 PM   #12
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ok it said that tehre was no precompiled kernal interface, and when it seached ther site it couldnt find any..

but here is the pci scan someone wanted b4


nvidia . . . . .. . .NV5M64
 
Old 12-26-2004, 12:21 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by musicman_ace
that assumption came from me, since we're in the newbie forum, I pray to God he didn't buy an ATI card.
Why?
 
Old 12-26-2004, 07:48 PM   #14
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ATI cards suck under Linux because the drivers are really bad. Thats why we pray he doesn't have one. Unfortunately, I have a Radeon 9200, and not enough money to buy something else. nVidia makes better drivers, thats all. However, my card worked under FC2 and FC3. Still, try and avoid ATI.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 07:52 PM   #15
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can someone answer my question...I cant install the nvida driver
 
  


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