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Old 04-06-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Fedora 12: kmod-nvidia-PAE

Hey guys. I'm trying to get my 7800GS (AGP) working in Fedora 12. The default driver from NVIDIA will not install at all. Gives an error about nvidia.ko.

So I've tried to go kmod-nvidia. I followed this thread(

I ran a 'yum update' to get the latest everything. Reset, typed in rdblacklist=nouveau, reset, then tried 'yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE' it worked!

But now the computer does not have a screen. I had to SSH in to edit inittab to be runlevel 3.

Can anyone help me to get this nVIDIA driver installed?!
Old 04-06-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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Here's the log from trying to startx.

xauth: creating new authority file /home/erminia/.serverauth.1468

X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-02 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
Current Operating System: Linux ErminiaComputer #1 SM P Tue Mar 23 10:04:28 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_erminiacomputer-lv_root LANG=en_US. UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
Build Date: 17 March 2010 03:17:00AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.7.6-1.fc12
Current version of pixman: 0.16.6
Before reporting problems, check
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Apr 6 21:29:51 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/ dia/nvidia.ko): No such device
(EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
(EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the Fedora Project support
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional informati on.

giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Old 04-06-2010, 10:33 PM   #3
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Fixed it.

All I had to do is remove all PAE kernels, and install the regular kernel, and bam, it worked.

But now the new question is: Is there a way to get kmod-nvidia-PAE working? I'd prefer to use a PAE kernel.

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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Most of my Fedora installs are 32 bit, and all have PAE kernels. They all have had Nvidia proprietary drivers install on to them (up to F12 from F13 on I'm using nouveau/Gallium). Follow the four steps in this Fedoraforum Guide and the process is easy. I use the akmods, since they rebuild the modules automatically when a new kernel comes in.


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