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Old 02-16-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Kernel update problem

My system updated my old kernel to the newest one, after installation I rebooted and my X server failed to run, now the Nvidia driver doesn't work. Help!
Old 02-17-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
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in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf you should be having a section 'Device' with 'Driver' set to 'nvidia', assuming that you have installed the nvidia drivers from the net, not the default shipped driver from Fedora.

if you change that from 'nvidia' to 'nv', my experience is that you are using the stock Fedora drivers again enabling your box to work again.

My assumption is based on the fact that with a new kernel, you are missing the custom built nvidia modules for that particular kernel.

If you happen to have boot problems due to this, edit the boot command line in GRUB (again, assuming you are using GRUB), removing the 'rhgb' part, and adding a three ('3') to it, it boots text-only to runlevel 3, so you can alter the config file.

you can test that X is working again with 'startx' just before going into runlevel 5 again.

Hope this helps.
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Ok so I got the Nvidia driver working again, but now my resolution is stuck on 800x600? (I think) I change it in display but everytime I reboot it still looks the same, I go back to display to see if it changed back to a resolution but it was the same resolution I set it on. So whats the deal? Why does it say the resolution I want but continue to look the same every time I change it. Yes I've tried messing with the xorg.conf file, I even set it on a monitor that is 1600x1200. The resolution was working fine until I installed the Nvidia driver. Help please.

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