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Old 02-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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FC5 64 Test 3 mouse pointer Nvidia Drivers

I just installed FC5 64 bit test 3 on my system. I am using a USB mouse which will not show the pointer. I am also trying to install the more updated NVIDIA drivers for both the motherboard, sound and network (Nforce) and graphics. I can't figure out how to close down X Window system to install the graphic drivers, but the Nforce drivers will not install either because it cannot find the kernel tree. Any information would be helpful.

Old 02-28-2006, 09:23 PM   #2
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Hi garbo73, I also installed recently FC5 64 bit, and it's really promising.

About repositories, if you have checked /etc/yum.conf, you'll notice that the only available repositories for now are the ones for development. The $release variable right now points to 4.92. As Fedora repositories only contain free software packages you'll not find nor Nvidia or ATI drivers (in my case). Furthermore, other repositories like dries and freshrpms don't have yet repositories for FC5. This means that you have to wait until FC5 is released then you can configure your repositories.

One more thing, FC5 uses Xorg 7.0, so you need an Nvidia driver for this version. No ATI driver yet.

About your USB mouse, it's possible that FC5 didn't recognized well, check the result of:

lspci -l
and also check the device that was assignated to your mouse in the directory /dev. With this info you can edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and put the right values in the mouse section.
Old 03-01-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I did do some more researching and found the my problem isn't unique to just me. It appears that certain versions of what seems to be onboard Nvidia cards have this problem with FC5 T3, the previous test versions don't have this same problem. It is a driver issue and from what I have been able to find out, it is being worked on at this time. I just hope it doesn't take too long.
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hi garbo73

about how to install the new drivers
it need to login without x-windows
so you should change one line in /etc/inittab
change the

remember to change back after finish the installing.
Old 03-21-2006, 04:50 AM   #5
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To install propritary drivers, you will have to wait until a kernel upgrade is available because someone bungled up and shipped a kernel that won't allow any proprietary stuff(I am not sure exactly how this is possible, but there is an article somewhere on the net with more info).

As for stopping the xserver, do "init 3" as root from a console and when you have finished installing the driver, do "init 5" to restart it.
Old 03-28-2006, 11:10 AM   #6
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I had to add a line to the xorg.conf to see my mouse pointer.
Under-- Section "Device"
Option "HWCursor" "Off"

I have a ASUS CSM motherboard with a NVIDIA 6150/430 chipset. I haven't installed the NVIDIA drivers, yet.

Last edited by borstIU; 03-28-2006 at 11:11 AM.
Old 03-29-2006, 04:35 AM   #7
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thank for you help but...

I'm using the FC5 relase I386 vision.
My mainboard is NV6100+c51
there is no mouse pointer too.
I configarate the xorg.conf in your way.But it don't work.
need you help.
Should I install the x86-64 vision? which one perform better?
Old 03-29-2006, 04:47 AM   #8
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thank for you help very much!

I have solved the problem.
Enjoying the new operation system!


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