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Old 07-22-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
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Fedora 11, installing GFX card driver


Im new to the forum and linux, any help would be appreciated.
I am running fedora 11, 3.0ghz duel core intel proc, evga 9800 gtx gfx card. I recently discovered the driver " NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.14-pkg1.run " for my card. I was wondering how to install it? I attempted to follow some commands provided on the nvidia site, but i received either: "permission denied", or "unable to detect character coding" in gedit. Any ideas?
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:25 AM   #2
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Im new to the forum and linux, any help would be appreciated.
I am running fedora 11, 3.0ghz duel core intel proc, evga 9800 gtx gfx card. I recently discovered the driver " NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.14-pkg1.run " for my card. I was wondering how to install it? I attempted to follow some commands provided on the nvidia site, but i received either: "permission denied", or "unable to detect character coding" in gedit. Any ideas?
You'll need to run that as root or else use sudo. In a terminal cd to the folder where the install file is found. To check if it is executable type this:
Code:
ls -l NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.14-pkg1.run
You should see one or more small x's at the beginning of the line. If that's true then as root do,
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.14-pkg1.run
That should run the install script. Just follow the instructions.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-22-2009, 06:18 AM   #3
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Or how about this :

# yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia

You will need the 'rpmfusion' repo's
http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
"RPM Fusion free for Fedora 10 and 11"
"RPM Fusion nonfree for Fedora 10 and 11"
.....
 
Old 07-22-2009, 07:02 AM   #4
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Or how about this :

# yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia

You will need the 'rpmfusion' repo's
http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
"RPM Fusion free for Fedora 10 and 11"
"RPM Fusion nonfree for Fedora 10 and 11"
I agree to this , it is always good to installed from the tested repositories.

you can also try yum install kmod-nvidia
 
Old 07-22-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help, so i followed what knudfl suggested, that installed NVIDIA X server settings. I am unsure if that is different then the driver i have but a driver related issue that is occurring is not fixable through this program.

When typing the ls -l code i receive " -rw-rw-rw-. " but no x's. When i attempt to run the installer as root, it still returns 'permission denied.'

The driver related issue im referring to causes my screen to be shifted to the right 3". A black bar replaces the 3" on the left, and the screen continues past the edge of my monitor on the right. When i run a game, it aligns correctly. Also, i still recieve this error when trying to run some games:
"Your system currently is not capable of hardware accelerated 3D. Therefore glest cannot run.

Usually the cause of this error is that there are no Free Software drivers for your graphics card, please contact your graphics card manufacturer and kindly ask them to provide Free Software support for your card."

Last edited by Vask; 07-22-2009 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #6
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i think you may need to unistall the nVidia driver first

use the below command

rpm -qa | grep nVidia

it will list the packages with the name nVidia, unistall them

yum -remove <package_name>

now re-install the X11-drv , and see what is happening.

let me know the output .
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:50 PM   #7
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There was no output from that call. Tried it with different capitals on the NVIDIA in case that mattered, still no output.
Most likely because i never successfully installed the driver.

Last edited by Vask; 07-22-2009 at 02:53 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 03:30 PM   #8
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for a new user i would use the Rpmfusion kmod-nvidia.rpm driver
AND NOT the .run driver

with the .run driver you WILL NEED to reinstall it EVERY time there is a kernel,X11,and xorg update
and reinstall the openGL mesa on fedora 11 EVERY time you reinstall the .run driver


see the fedora help page for the nvidia driver.
" F11, F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
or mjm's help page
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f11.html
for the nvidia driver
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...11.html#nvidia
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...ra-nvidia.html
 
Old 07-22-2009, 03:49 PM   #9
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Ok, thanks alot. Ill see if that fixes the screen align problem.
edit- That driver is already installed. - Any ideas how to fix the 'accelerated 3d" error?

Last edited by Vask; 07-22-2009 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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also if you have ALREADY installed the .run driver you MUST uninstall it first
Code:
su -
telinit 3 
---- relogin as root in text mode -----
cd /to/the/nvidia.run
sh ./*.run --uninstall
 
Old 07-22-2009, 05:14 PM   #11
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The .run driver was never installed, i continuously get 'permission denied' trying to install that. The driver downloaded from rpm fusion is currently installed however. Should i uninstall that, then reinstall? At no point was the .run driver installed.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #12
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you need to be root to install software
 
Old 07-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #13
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su, root or
telinit 3 + login as root, root?
Ive attempted in both, both return 'permission denied'
 
Old 07-22-2009, 10:39 PM   #14
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su, root or
telinit 3 + login as root, root?
Ive attempted in both, both return 'permission denied'
open a terminal and cd to the folder where the nvidia.run file is. Then type
Code:
ls -l
and then post the output.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-22-2009, 11:40 PM   #15
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seeing as you stated you did not install the .run driver .There is no need to worry about it

while installing software from the terminal you WILL NEED to use " su - " ( with the - )then type in your root password when asked

or if using the gui ( add and remove software) a box will pop up for you to type in the root password


also with a .run or .bin installer you need to change the default of -- not an executable -- to an executable file using the gui r-click menue or with the terminal
for the terminalit is
Code:
su -
cd /to/the/file/*.bin
chmod +x *.bin
 
  


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