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Old 08-14-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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RHEL 5.4 not compatible with NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600 !


I am trying for Redhat certification on RHEL 5.4. When i tried to install it on my Acer laptop with NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600, I was only able to install it in CUI mode and no GUI. From NVIDIA website I tried both the newest and oldest version they have for Linux, which is with .run extension. I tried installing it using sh <drivername.run> and it is starting the wizard, but exiting abruptly, with a kernel error.

Any one have similar issues? Any idea how to work around on this issue? Any generic driver that would work for this display adaptor? Any idea whether version 5.5 would work with this card?
 
Old 08-14-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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I am trying for Redhat certification
So, imagine you've passed the exam, and you are now a Red Hat Certified Engineer. A client has hired you to solve his problem with his Nvidia video card. What do you do?
 
Old 08-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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So, imagine you've passed the exam, and you are now a Red Hat Certified Engineer. A client has hired you to solve his problem with his Nvidia video card. What do you do?
First let me install the OS correctly, study it and pass the exam!

Anyway just to answer your question, incompatible hardware, that wud be my answer to the client!
 
Old 08-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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Uninstall all tried drivers for nvidia cards and install driver from ELRepo repository.

And you just might be wrong to say it like that and most likely be wrong.
 
Old 08-14-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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Uninstall all tried drivers for nvidia cards and install driver from ELRepo repository.
Thanks DrLove73,
ButI couldnt find the supported driver for 7600 series in any of the following "Packages"

nvidia-x11-drv
nvidia-x11-drv-96xx
nvidia-x11-drv-173xx

Any suggestion?
 
Old 08-14-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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First let me install the OS correctly, study it and pass the exam!
You said you could install via text mode. So that gets the OS installed correctly.
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Anyway just to answer your question, incompatible hardware, that wud be my answer to the client!
Spell out your words. And if you WOULD say that to a client, you'd be clearly wrong, and probably not invited back.

First, the video card can be installed and used by using the built-in VESA or VGA drivers. That will get you going in a GUI mode...which is NOT needed or recommended for a server. Second, you could install the kernel-source, and when the nVidia driver installs, it'll build the correct version for your running kernel.
 
Old 08-15-2010, 04:29 AM   #7
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This: http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread220864.html comfirms (along with nVidia download page) that Go 7600 should be supported on at least 180.xx version of the driver, most likely in
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nvidia-x11-drv-256.44-1.el5.elrepo
(nvidia-x11-drv). Until you try you can not be sure (you wrote you could not FIND support, not that you tried to installed it and it did not recognize it).
 
Old 08-15-2010, 04:39 AM   #8
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# yum install kernel-devel

.. is what it takes to build nvidia on RH EL.
( + of course gcc , make.)
..
 
Old 08-15-2010, 09:05 AM   #9
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Solved the problem. You could use the vesa generic driver. For any one facing similar trouble, instructions follows.

"vesa" driver is generic driver and works fine with all Graphics Cards.
Boot up from LiveCD of any Linux distro, mount / partition of RHEL or boot up in command line mode and create xorg.conf file manually.

1. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

2. Edit the existing code and paste the following lines in to the file.
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Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50 - 160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
EndSubsection
EndSection
-----------------------
Save file and reboot machine.
If your runlevel is 3 change it to 5, to get GUI every time you boot
 
Old 08-15-2010, 12:10 PM   #10
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Solved the problem. You could use the vesa generic driver. For any one facing similar trouble, instructions follows.

"vesa" driver is generic driver and works fine with all Graphics Cards.
Boot up from LiveCD of any Linux distro, mount / partition of RHEL or boot up in command line mode and create xorg.conf file manually.
Really?!?!? Almost like I told you in my first reply?
 
Old 08-15-2010, 01:02 PM   #11
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Really?!?!? Almost like I told you in my first reply?


A smart idiot is better than a stupid genius ...


Samuel Goldwyn



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Old 08-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #12
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A smart idiot is better than a stupid genius ...
Samuel Goldwyn
...says the person who couldn't read the directions on the nVidia installer.

Insulting folks here isn't a good way for you to get any further help from ANYONE. Do you really expect anyone here to put effort into helping you, when you don't read the information that's given to you, or even acknowledge it?
 
Old 08-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #13
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A smart idiot is better than a stupid genius ...
Samuel Goldwyn

Actually, he wrote:
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Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day
At least it is consistent with your reading disability.
 
  


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