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Old 02-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #16
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there was a upgrade to fedora xorg in fedora 9 and not all of the old drivers were updated to use the NEW xorg .But i thought that the 173 was updated ????
if you want i have a " how to " to downgrade fedora 9 's xorg to the one in fedora 8
i did this for a bit of time until i found a driver ( posted on the nvidia forum) that was ported to the new xorg
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/

How to - my copy of an old one on fedoraforum edited for 64 bit ( i think?)
Code:
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su -
yum -y remove xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-server-common
rpm -e --nodeps --allmatches mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel glx-utils mesa-dri-drivers
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Download fedora8.repo and modify fedora.repo.
Note: The modified fedora.repo only adds an "exclude" line to ignore the unwanted Xorg Xserver 1.4

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cd /etc/yum.repos.d
wget http://www.linux-ati-drivers.homecall.co.uk/fedora8.repo
-- the link on longer works
fedora8.repo
Code:
[fedora-8]
name=Fedora 8- x86_64
failovermethod=priority
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/x86_64/os/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY
perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=xorg* linuxwacom* rhpxl* mesa*/" fedora.repo perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=xorg* linuxwacom* rhpxl* mesa*/" fedora-updates.repo perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=xorg* linuxwacom* rhpxl* mesa*/" fedora-updates-testing.repo perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=xorg* linuxwacom* rhpxl* mesa*/" fedora-updates-newkey.repo perl -i -pe "s/(\[.*\])/\1\nexclude=xorg* linuxwacom* rhpxl* mesa*/" fedora-updates-testing-newkey.repo --- you will also need to edit any "repos" not done by the perl code ---------- Install Development Tools/Libraries ----------- yum clean all yum install xorg-x11-server-Xorg yum groupinstall "X Window System" yum install mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel synaptics # Optional, re-install compiz. yum install compiz-gnome compiz-fusion* gnome-compiz-manager ccsm ------------ Now, just install the Nvidia drivers.( use the nvidia.run) ------------
 
  


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