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Old 07-25-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy nvidia drivers in FC7


I would like to play wow on FC7. Games like WOW and BF2. So i installed the drive thought the Add software tab. I thought it work because i have the nvidia icon and menu in applications tab. but when i start it says ( log in as root and type nvidia-xconfig ) to fix this problem that command does not work. Can some one help me please, and if so talk to me like a five year old .

Oh yeah 2 8600 gts in sli mode in an DELL XPS 710
 
Old 07-25-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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I downloaded the drivers from nvidia.com and they work fine for me. Try uninstalling the drivers you installed and then install the ones from nvidia.com.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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nvidia driver for fc7

im going to try right now will repost within the hour
 
Old 07-25-2007, 10:00 PM   #4
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Ahhh...........

ok i uninstall the nvidia driver. downloaded from the nvidia site. went to install but it told me to kill x server. did an ctrl-alt-F1 now what. anybody?
 
Old 07-25-2007, 10:57 PM   #5
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Well, reddazz gave you some bad advice. Read the "sticky" note at the top of the Fedora forum which explains why that advice is bad, and how you can install a good nVidia driver from the livna repository.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 04:07 AM   #6
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Well, reddazz gave you some bad advice. Read the "sticky" note at the top of the Fedora forum which explains why that advice is bad, and how you can install a good nVidia driver from the livna repository.
Whats bad about the advice? Please kindly elaborate.

Yes its possible to install the nvidia driver from livna, which is (probably what he did initially). Its also possible to install the nvidia driver using the bin file from the nvidia site (which I did and it works perfectly fine), so I am not really sure how the advice I gave is bad. My personal experience with the livna drivers are not always good, so I prefer installing from the nvidia bin fine.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 04:10 AM   #7
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ok i uninstall the nvidia driver. downloaded from the nvidia site. went to install but it told me to kill x server. did an ctrl-alt-F1 now what. anybody?
You then need to login as root, enter the command
Code:
init 3
You would also need to make the nvidia bin executable e.g.
Code:
#chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9639-pkg1.run
After that run the installer by doing something like
Code:
#./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9639-pkg1.run
Note that the version of your driver maybe different to the one I used in this example so don't worry about it.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 09:25 AM   #8
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<snip>Whats bad about the advice? Please kindly elaborate.</snip>
As is pointed out in the "sticky," both the nVidia and ATI propitiatory drivers replace one of the Xorg libraries by their own version of those libraries. This precludes correct operation of software and hardware which relies on "standard" X-system hardware interfaces. The drivers from Livna (and Freshrpms, I believe) avoid this problem by installing the propitiatory drives in a different location and modifying the vendor code to reference the alternate location.

This avoids some problems when hardware is changed, and permits someone to use two video cards from different vendors in the same box. For most users neither of these is a significant problem.

The real advantage is that installing the driver from an RPM is much simpler than the vendor's procedure. And, if you install the fedorakmod yum extension, yum will keep your driver in sync with your kernel with little effort on your part.

(Note that this thread is in the "newbie" forum, so I'd tend to go with "simple" over "educational" for most advice.)
 
Old 07-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #9
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After reading the article, I concluded that if you do not intend to switch your graphics card to ATI or some other vendor, then there is no problem with using the official drivers from nvidia.com. I agree with you that installing from an rpm is easier, but the OP had already done that and thats why I suggested an alternative. When I installed the drivers from the livna repo, I had some problems (especially with selinux), but things just worked with the official driver from nvidia.com.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 10:49 AM   #10
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OK Heres what i did. I un-installed everything so that i may have a clean start. I got the drive installed. So this means i saw the nivida logo upon restart. But when i was done i rebooted and my invidia settings were gone. Any ideas ? also can i run sli in linux ? any tried cedega?
I just want to play games. If i can do this i will never go back to windows ever.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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Do you mean that the settings change or that you cannot access the nvidia-settings program from the menu? If you can't access the nvidia-settings program, then start a terminal emulator like gnome-terminal or Konsole and enter the command
Code:
nvidia-settings
Post back the output or any error messages.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 11:24 AM   #12
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Nvidia drivers

Setting changed back. Like 800x600. I changed it to 1024X768. Then I shut down for the night. Then this morning the setting were back to 800x600.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 11:34 AM   #13
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The best way to change your resolution is to run system-config-display (In GNOME its under System -> Administration -> Display) -> Settings -> Resolution. After that logout and do CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to restart X and your new resolution will be in use.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 02:08 PM   #14
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Sweet will try that tonight when i get home. Almost went back to windows.
 
  


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