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Old 09-16-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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some more help need on xf86 config setting


am trying to make some changes to the xf86 config file to load my nividia driver on red hat 9.

okay-did this-

opened kedit

went to /etc/x11/xf86config

i was able to edit the file like i wanted, and suggested by nvidia, now the BIG problem, not able to save it. quess it,s probably permission/

those here will say i have to log in as root, how do you do this using kedit?????????????????????????????
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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I suggest using an xterm or console terminal then su - root then edit the file you need. or you could log on (i think you are using the graphical X environment) as root then you do not have to do any "su -ing" and just edit and save you file.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:39 AM   #3
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i figured it out, to enable kedit-

open terminal

this command-

su -c "kedit /etc/x11/xf86config"

enter password

got the kedit text editor with root permission, then went to /etc/x11 and found xf86config

enter.

i got into the xf86 config file , was able to edit, it, saved. bad news, the driver still doesn,t work. at least i am able to change the file now, and can do some further testing. later and thanks

Last edited by ronss; 09-16-2003 at 09:07 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:47 AM   #4
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More than likely you are going to have to recompile the kernel with your video card driver files in the correct locations. Right off the top of my head I can't remember where...but look on LDP (linux doc project) for a how-to on compiling the kernel they are pretty good. If you have a binary of the driver you can do a modprobe <driver>, then do a lsmod to see if is there. check man pages for exact modprobe for syntax.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:01 AM   #5
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well, i opened kedit again, and i found that i had 2 drivers, just realized that i downloaded the nvidia driver twice, so i editied both of em. then i rebooted, and bingo-- i saw the nvidia spash screen, and i knew success was at hand. i went to preferences , opened screensavers, click on the euphoria screensaver, and did it work great. my hard work paid off, and with the help of those here at linux questions, i did it.

i read where this is an easy install, may be for someone that has some experince using linux, but for a newbee, forget it.

see -ya l
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:04 AM   #6
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well, i opened kedit again, and i found that i had 2 drivers, just realized that i downloaded the nvidia driver twice, so i editied both of em. then i rebooted, and bingo-- i saw the nvidia spash screen, and i knew success was at hand. i went to preferences , opened screensavers, click on the euphoria screensaver, and did it work great. my hard work paid off, and with the help of those here at linux questions, i did it.

i read where this is an easy install, may be for someone that has some experince using linux, but for a newbee, forget it.

see -ya l
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:08 AM   #7
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Good job glad to hear you are up and going.
 
  


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