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Old 02-12-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Nvidia Driver Installation


I've just upgraded from Red Hat 9.x to FC3, trying to install the latest Nvidia driver for linux, I know that I must first go into Init 3 using the command in terminal. I do and it takes me a black screen that does not let me type commands nor can I press "enter" there is a paragraph mark but nothing shows when I press the keyboard. How can I install the driver if I can't even run the .run file in init 3?
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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Have you tried Control+Alt+F1 (or F2 or F3 or F4 or F5 or F6)? Also, when you install the drivers, you'll need to modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and put a comment mark like this:

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
# Load "dri"
EndSection

In front of the Load "dri". Also change this:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
EndSection

and make it like this:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
EndSection

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-12-2005, 07:12 PM   #3
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You might have better luck if you edit /etc/inittab and change:
id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

Then reboot, and you should get a login console.

Log in as root, then run the nVidia installer.

After it's installed, change inittab back, reboot, and you should be good to go.

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 02-12-2005 at 07:13 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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I installed the driver, but when I change the xorg.conf as told. Then rebooted, then it wouldn't load the x windows. It sent me to a diagnose screen to fix the xorg.conf. Now it changed the xorg.conf file back to before. How can I fix this so it works?
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
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Add the following line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
modprobe nvidia

Then change xorg.conf as shown in post #2

Then reboot.

Last edited by ilikejam; 02-13-2005 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:24 PM   #6
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Thanks, I think it worked.

But how can I change my resolution? I tried changing xorg.conf from "800x600" to "1280x1024" (the resolution I want) but when x windows boots up it just changes back to 800x600.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:45 PM   #7
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You'll have to put the refresh rates for your monitor into xorg.conf.
You'll find these values in your monitor's manual, or via Google.

When you've foung the horizontal and vertical refresh ranges, put them into the:
HorizSync 30 - 105
VertRefresh 50 - 150
lines.

You should then be able to choose your resolutions.

Dave
 
Old 02-13-2005, 05:55 PM   #8
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Thanks, everything is working fine now. You all have been a great deal of help!
 
  


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