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Old 11-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #16
Jongi
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when running rpmfusion, I prefer to run akmod-nvidia as it automatically updates the nvidia driver when you update the kernel

yum install akmod-nvidia

if you are already runnign kmod-nvidia, I suspect it is best to run yum remove kmod-nvidia first.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #17
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Thanks! Got my yum working and update done!
 
Old 12-01-2008, 08:45 AM   #18
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I am having a world of trouble getting my old GeForce2 MX400 to work in a fresh install of Fedora 10.

I included the RPMFusion directories, so my yum repolist includes:

rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free enabled : 324
rpmfusion-free-updat RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Update enabled : 0


But when I type yum list | grep nvidia, nothing comes up. When I type yum install kmod-nvidia or yum install akmod-nvidia, it says there's no package like this.

Have these been updated for Fedora V10 yet? If they haven't, I guess I will just have to use another distro.

BTW, when I tried installing the driver from the NVIDIA website, it says it needs to recompile the Kernel, and after installing gcc and make, it still gave some weird error about how with kernel 2.6 it can't find the proper kernel headers or something like that. The Kernel is where the edge of my Linux knowledge lies :S

But, I heard somebody post that you shouldn't use the NVIDIA drivers, they mess up OpenGL, you should you Livna kmod-nvidia. That's why I was trying to do this.

So, 2 questions:

1) Would you recommend livna kmod-nvidia or Nvidia's own driver's for a GeForce2 MX400 and Fed 10?
2) Whichever you recommend, could you give some clue how to get around either problem I'm having?

Thanks a million in advance!

Sasha
 
Old 12-01-2008, 02:34 PM   #19
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What does "yum repolist" show?
 
Old 12-03-2008, 04:29 AM   #20
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The full output of yum repolist is:

repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 10 - i386 enabled : 11,416
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free enabled : 324
rpmfusion-free-updat RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Update enabled : 0
updates Fedora 10 - i386 - Updates enabled : 713
repolist: 12,453

As far as I can tell, rpmfusion is enabled. I followed the instructions on rpmfusion.org in order to do this. What else might be the problem?

Thanks,
Sasha
 
Old 12-03-2008, 09:24 AM   #21
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Same problem here.

Hi Sasha,
I seem to be experiencing the same problem as you have:

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 10 - x86_64 enabled : 14,303
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free enabled : 356
rpmfusion-free-updat RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Update enabled : 0
updates Fedora 10 - x86_64 - Updates enabled : 1,106
repolist: 15,765

Searching for kmod / akmod :
[root@zod mnt]# yum search kmod | grep nvidia
[root@zod mnt]# yum search akmod | grep nvidia
[root@zod mnt]#




So, not much help from me - anyone who got any tricks we can try out?

//LadMan.

Last edited by LadMan; 12-03-2008 at 09:30 AM. Reason: Added more info.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #22
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If you browse the repos on rpmfusion, you will see that kmod-nvidia is in the non-free repo.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 12:07 AM   #23
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Oh, shoot!

Oh, dangit! I had thought that I had both the free and non-free installed. I will try this out just as soon as I get home, and let you know how it goes. Thanks so much for the tip

Sasha
 
Old 12-08-2008, 04:10 AM   #24
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OK, so I figured out the immediate problem. It seems when you follow the direct instructions from the RPM Fusion website, and type:

su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm'

It only installs the nonfree...I had to delete the first URL entirely in order to get it to install nonfree. OK, so that's good to go.

==============================================================


so, "yum install kmod-nvidia"

wow. it downloads properly, everything installs, great. I restart with bated breath.


And..

Nothing. Nothing at all. The kernel loads, it prepares to go into the login screen, nothing at all. Just a blank text screen. I can type, but I have no BASH. Nothing I type gets interpreted. Nothing happens.

So, I boot from live CD, change my inittab to 3. And here's where I am blown away.

Again..nothing happens. Just a blank screen. Does not go to bash. does not go anywhere. Agh.

So, I find this very frustrating. Why doesn't it give me an error message of some kind? Why can't I override it?

I have wasted so much time with this. I am about to abandon Fedora, and maybe linux entirely. I have wasted waaaaaaaay too much time with stupid stuff like this.

Ummm...Any idea why my computer won't boot? Any tips on getting it to work again?

Thanks,
Sasha
 
Old 12-08-2008, 06:04 PM   #25
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Try booting to run level 3 in Grub when you start you boot up when you get to the login, Login as root and use the following command:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.messedup after you press enter then type reboot press enter and see if that works for you.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 12:39 AM   #26
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Did your kernel updated to 2.6.26+.
My Fedora 8 updated to 2.6.26 automatically when I run yum update kmod-vidia.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 01:59 PM   #27
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If it's a window in X that is filled with text rather than a terminal window, you can get to a terminal window with a login by hitting control-alt-F1 (or cntrl-alt-F2 to F5 except when anaconda (the Fedora installer) is running, then X is on F6 rather than F7 as it normally is, but with anaconda F2 is usually the only terminal that you can type commands in, after a certain point during install.)

Control-alt-F7 will take you back to your first X server. This assumes that you haven't removed any lines in the inittab for the terminal windows on F1-F6...

-kordaff-

PS (edited) It appears F1 is X now, under Fedora10 (I just installed it this morning. Ever do that? Wake up at 1:30am to install a new version of Fedora?)

Control-alt-F2 takes me to a proper terminal screen.

Last edited by Kordaff; 12-14-2008 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 11:46 AM   #28
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Tried the fusion repo and it worked. Thanks.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #29
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Thank you Sasha for pointing out the solution for me. Sad to hear that it didn't work out for you.
Sorry, but I wouldn't know where to begin figuring out why your PC doesn't (didn't) boot anymore. If you managed to get a terminal (see Kordaff's post) I suggest to uninstall kmod-nvidia first ('yum erase kmod-nvidia') and see if that will bring your PC in a proper state again.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 06:21 PM   #30
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I have installed F10 several times now and swapped between my video cards and I always seem to have a problem with the NVidia cards. Usually it is a bad xorg.conf or lack thereof.

The scenario I have seen the most is that my computer didn't seem to finish booting. I looks as though it had hung on starting all the services but a ctrl-alt-F6(or whatever terminal you want) shows that it had finished booting but couldn't start the graphical process. Here is what I did and it fixed it 80% of the time. This scenario depends on the fact that kmod-nvidia is installed.

Switched to a terminal so that I could log in as root.
edited the /etc/inittab and set to run-level 3 (this way i could boot without x starting)
renamed the xorg.conf to xorg.conf.<somethingelse>
reboot
log in as root run this, which will create a new xorg.conf
Code:
nvidia-xconfig
and then to test:
Code:
startx
If x starts up then you are good. just set your inittab back to 5 and reboot.

If not, I usually removed all nvidia software and try again. Seems to me that the driver is pretty picky about whats in the xorg.conf, so its better that you let it create it.

Good luck!
 
  


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