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Old 02-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Fedora 8 Nvidia Issues


I've been following fedora for a while now and just upgraded to Fedora 8. The word "upgrade" is kind of loose. It's really a fresh install, but I have a FAT partition where I back up my data first. I used the gnome live-cd to install (also did this back when I installed Fedora 7). Like usual, I hit to get all of my extras installed. I was successful with all of the browser plugins, codecs, etc, but ran into an error with kmod-nvidia.

Here's the error I get:
[root@localhost tmp]# yum -y -t install kmod-nvidia

Error: nvidia-x11-drv conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
If I use rpm to query those two packages I get this:
[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -q nvidia-x11-drv
package nvidia-x11-drv is not installed
[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -q xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia is not installed
Using the same installation method and the yum configuration from with Feodra 7, I didn't have this issue at all. Has anyone else run into this with Fedora 8?

Old 02-11-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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Ya i had that issue.......hmmm what did I do to resolve that.
First, do this without quotes "rpm -q --all | grep nvidia-x11"
second, post here the output of "yum repolist"
Old 02-11-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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If you have not done your initial round of yum updates (without third party repos) do so. There were a few gotchas(there always are) that were straightened out in the first month.
Old 02-11-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I had actually run "yum update" with the additional repos *before* trying to install kmod-nvidia when I received that error. Since it was such a recent installation, I just re-installed from scratch and was actually able to install the nvidia driver fine when I did it first. I'm assuming the error message I was receiving was probably due to a package I had unknowingly installed during that first big update.



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