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Old 08-31-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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nvidia driver in fedora 3 (FC3) crash xwindow fixed

The syndrome is that, X window can start, and can work for a
short time (for example, use mplayer), but the X window crash
after about 3 miniute.

I do the following,

to stop the kernel acpi add "acpi=off" to the kernel parameter,
you can edit the file "/boot/grub/menu.lst", and make the line something
like this

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ acpi=off quiet

MOREOVER, i stop the X window to load the "dri" and "freetype"
(yes, is freetype) library. Edit the file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
and comment the line

Load "freetype"
Load "dri"

and add
Load "glx"
at the same Section if it not ready there.

Then everything seem OK
Old 09-05-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have the right driver ?

For some older cards the latest Nvidia driver has no support. You can find this on their site. If this is the case you have to load an older driver.

To be sure it is the Nvidia driver, uninstall it and see what happens. You can do a lot of things without this driver, it is only needed for acceleration and 3d.



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