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Old 03-12-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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nvidia driver for fedora8


hello.
my notebook PC's display card model is nvidia Geforce Go6400
now,i would like to install linux fedora 8
but i can't find display card dirver,by the way ,my notebook'type is Sony s56c/b,can i install the other nvidia'driver?
please help me!thanks
 
Old 03-12-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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The Linux kernel has an nvidia module: it's nv.ko. Your video card will probably be configured to use that module by default on installation. The nv module only provides 2d graphics.

If you want 3d graphics, you will have to download the nvidia driver package from the nvidia website and install it (the installation instructions are on the same webpage that you download the driver).

Some Linux distros provide the nvidia package in the distro repository. I don't know if Fedora is one such distro. If Fedora does provide the nvidia package, it probably as easy as 'yum instal nvidia' or some such command.

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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thanks for reversion!
i will try "yum install nvidia",i hope your method is just be right
i can't find nvidia driver package for nv geforce go 6400 from nvidia website,
what's the meaning of the word 'distro'?
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:50 AM   #4
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my English is poor!
i'm chinese
*_*
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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Open a console and enter this command: modprobe nv. That should load the nv driver for nvidia graphics card. The nv module comes with Linux; the nvidia module comes from the nvidia website.

distro = Linux distribution.

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Old 03-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #6
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Open a console and enter this command: modprobe nv. That should load the nv driver for nvidia graphics card. The nv module comes with Linux; the nvidia module comes from the nvidia website.

distro = Linux distribution.
i try to enter the command :modprobe nv

show:
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe nv
FATAL: Module nv not found.

i can't found 'nv' from the cd yet

a question :which distro is suit to notebook?(sony s56c/b)
 
Old 03-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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nvidia driver for fedora 8

On the nvidia website called nvidia.com is a driver for 6400 series
You have to click on the windows called series to select the wright one
but you only need it when you like to enable 3 D

all the best
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:37 PM   #8
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I have tried Knoppix, Kanotic, and PCLinuxOS 2007 on laptop. All worked well.

For the Knoppix, to boot the livecd, requires boot options otherwise it boots into German language.

Search the internet for 'Knoppix cheatcodes' to find examples of boot options to enter when the cd starts up.

Kanotix and PCLinuxOS do not require cheatcodes.

There are other distros which should work with the laptop, but I have not tried them, so I can't say how well they detect the hardware.

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Old 03-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #9
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Quote:
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On the nvidia website called nvidia.com is a driver for 6400 series
You have to click on the windows called series to select the wright one
but you only need it when you like to enable 3 D

all the best
thanks
i will read that article
maybe just my need!
 
Old 03-17-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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Question thanks for bigrigdriver

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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver View Post
I have tried Knoppix, Kanotic, and PCLinuxOS 2007 on laptop. All worked well.

For the Knoppix, to boot the livecd, requires boot options otherwise it boots into German language.

Search the internet for 'Knoppix cheatcodes' to find examples of boot options to enter when the cd starts up.

Kanotix and PCLinuxOS do not require cheatcodes.

There are other distros which should work with the laptop, but I have not tried them, so I can't say how well they detect the hardware.
i really thanks for bigrigdriver ,though i can't find the nvidia geforce go 6400 driver for linux!

at last weekend,i downloaded the nvidia geforce go 6400 driver for linux
'NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run' from nvidia's website.
but it show errors:
no precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel,would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp://download.nvidia?
i choice the "yes"!but..
no matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the nvidia ftp site:thismeans that installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel ->'ok'->enter

error:
unable to find kernel source tree for the currently ,running kernel,please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they are properly configured on Rad Hat linux system,for eg be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' rpm installed,if you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option->'ok'->enter
i used the 'yum install kernel-devel' and 'yum install kernel-source'
it show me that
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kernel-devel - 2.6.24.3-34.fc8.i586 is already installed.
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel-devel.i686 0:2.6.23.1-42.fc8 set to be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel-devel.i686 0:2.6.23.1-42.fc8 set to be installed
---> Package kernel-devel.i586 0:2.6.24.3-34.fc8 set to be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
kernel-devel i686 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 fedora 4.8 M
Removing:
kernel-devel i586 2.6.24.3-34.fc8 installed 32 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install 1 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 1 Package(s)

Total download size: 4.8 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:
package kernel-devel-2.6.24.3-12.fc8.i586 (which is newer than kernel-devel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.i686) is already installed
package kernel-devel-2.6.24.3-34.fc8.i586 (which is newer than kernel-devel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.i686) is already installed

Error Summary
-------------

i have no good idea!

error
installation has failed,please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details,you may find suggestions on fixing in stallation problems in the README available on the linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

#cat 'var/log/nvidia-installer.log'

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Mar 14 21:38:22 2008

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Tagging shared libraries with chcon -t textrel_shlib_t.
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM
installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed,
you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path'
command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

i don't know the words means,please help!tell me how can i do next?
 
  


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