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Old 04-15-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question Repositories for nvidia driver for Fedora 9

I installed Fedora 9 on my pc today. However it was unable to set the driver for my GeForce 7050/nForce 610i card. However i managed to reach to command screen by relevant change in xorg.conf ('nv' instead of 'vesa'). However still can't start the X server. After searching on net I found that installing kmod-nvidia from '' may solve my problem. So I installed the repo rpm from rpmfusion. However on using yum to install the package it tries to access several mirrors and returns failure message saying that "error in checksum". As a newbie I have no idea what's happening.But it just goes on with various mirrors of rpmfusion. Are there any other repositories from where I can get this package. Or is there error in my method. Please do reply as i need to use it for my college work. Thanks in advance.

1. I have also added the GPG key from rpmfusion
2. Also the rpmfusion is currently not reachable now via browser (time out error)
3.Used following commands for repo installation:
 sudo rpm -ivh \
Following command for GPG key:
sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-*
4. Tried the binary installation from Nvidia but it demands kernel-devel,
kernel-source, which I have no idea how to get.
Old 04-15-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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well a gforce 7050 card uses the 180.44 driver so it is in the rpmfusion repo
is this the how to you fallowed ?
" F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides"
or Mjm's

i would USE the kmod-nvidia or akmod-nvidia driver and stay AWAY from the installer
Old 04-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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Before you invest too much time in F9 be aware that support for it will be dropped in June. Fedora only supports any one version for thirteen months. So one month after F11 is released(May?) support for F9 will be dropped. After that there will be no official update for F9 of any kind.


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