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Old 06-16-2004, 11:00 PM   #31
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You can always revert back to the official FC2 kernels... you just boot into the new kernel and you will lose your gui... but as long as you keep the Nvidia installer somewhere around (I keep one in my back-up directory) you just cd there from the command line and sh Nvidia-Installer (though you would use the actual name of the installer--using tab completion for less typing) since you need to run the installer without X running anyways.

The linuxant is the exact FC2 kernel (thought they are one update behind right now) with just 8kstacks rather than 4)...

Nahh, I'm at home right now... I have to work 9-4:30PM... no more night shifts for me...
 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:10 AM   #32
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Hello there,

I'm in the same situation with FC2 kernel and Nvidia drivers. Yesterday I installed the linuxant 8k stacks kernel-2.6.6-1.427 but I ran into problems. First my kernel version was already updated to .435 and so I had to rpm -ivh --force the installation. Then I had to find the matching src.rpm for that kernel. As I'm nooob all these i386 i486 i586 i686 aren't clear. What do they mean and reffer to ? except that it is 32 bit arch Because yum won't stop to present me such names with either i586 or i686 ?!? I'm lost. Well I found the 427 src.rpm and also .sourcecode no arch Now I don't remember what i did but I managed to build the Nvidia kernel module against i don't know... Restart with the correct kernel in grub and tried to play some 3d games. Glxgears worked with 3d acc and games also. But then after a reboot
All was gone !!?!? boot process logged out some make error in sendmail and changed time ^^ All is screwed up now I don't know what went wrong if you have an idea....Thx
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:19 PM   #33
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This is my kernel version

2.6.5-1.358smp

Is this the default Fedora Core 2 kernel? or was it upgraded already?
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:27 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by carlwill
This is my kernel version

2.6.5-1.358smp

Is this the default Fedora Core 2 kernel? or was it upgraded already?
That's the default one... This is one up from the default but not the most current smp kernel...

http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...f45b0dce374fb4
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:33 PM   #35
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Originally posted by SupGori11
Hello there,

I'm in the same situation with FC2 kernel and Nvidia drivers. Yesterday I installed the linuxant 8k stacks kernel-2.6.6-1.427 but I ran into problems. First my kernel version was already updated to .435 and so I had to rpm -ivh --force the installation. Then I had to find the matching src.rpm for that kernel. As I'm nooob all these i386 i486 i586 i686 aren't clear. What do they mean and reffer to ? except that it is 32 bit arch Because yum won't stop to present me such names with either i586 or i686 ?!? I'm lost. Well I found the 427 src.rpm and also .sourcecode no arch Now I don't remember what i did but I managed to build the Nvidia kernel module against i don't know... Restart with the correct kernel in grub and tried to play some 3d games. Glxgears worked with 3d acc and games also. But then after a reboot
All was gone !!?!? boot process logged out some make error in sendmail and changed time ^^ All is screwed up now I don't know what went wrong if you have an idea....Thx
Ok, here it is one more time... the linuxant kernels are the exact same as the FC2 kernels except with 8kstacks instead of 4... they use the same source provided by fedora...

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...427.noarch.rpm

would be used as the source for:

http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...s.i686.rpm.zip

and

http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...s.i686.rpm.zip

if you use smp kernels...

the src.rpms provided by linuxant are for rebuilding the actual rpm itself...

You need the kernel source and the 8kstacks rpm to install the nvidia drivers or you get a blank screen and your system will freeze (except for the few lucky cases out there)
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:37 PM   #36
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ok, so now I am home in front of a Linux machine and am wondering what to do?

You see my kernel version above, Fedora 2 recognizes my nVidia card I just installed in the display properties and I ran the nVidia installer driver

Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
I rebooted and am now back in KDE as my one user account.

Should I download a new kernel? Do you think I should do this one from the link you gave me? http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...ernel-i686.php

Thanks
 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:14 PM   #37
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Originally posted by RottenMutt
Also, on the new kernel i need to skip the new graphics screen that loads with linux, it loads the graphics driver twice and the Nvidia driver doesn't like it the second time. but if i skip the new screen it is fine.
Thanks for pointing that out. I could get the drivers to load and work and every time I rebooted it wouldn't work. I made that change and all is well now.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:45 PM   #38
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Quote:
Originally posted by carlwill
ok, so now I am home in front of a Linux machine and am wondering what to do?

You see my kernel version above, Fedora 2 recognizes my nVidia card I just installed in the display properties and I ran the nVidia installer driver

Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
I rebooted and am now back in KDE as my one user account.

Should I download a new kernel? Do you think I should do this one from the link you gave me? http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...ernel-i686.php

Thanks
You can't run the installer with X running... and you have to be running the kernel you intend to use... so, you're going to have to install the 8kstacks kernel from linuxant... download it and open a terminal

su -
enter password

rpm -ivh kern(hit tab)
enter
kernel will install
 
Old 06-17-2004, 07:19 PM   #39
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Originally posted by lupin_the_3rd


then rpm -ivh kernel-(then just hit tab to have it autocomplete)
Lupin, I am trying to install this kernel but when I open konsole,

Code:
rpm -ivh kernel-[tab to auto complete]
what comes after kernel-? It will not auto complete.

Thanks
 
Old 06-17-2004, 08:51 PM   #40
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You have to be in the directory where the kernel rpm is located...

cd /home/carwill/downloads
rpm -ivh kern(tab)
 
Old 06-18-2004, 06:00 AM   #41
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Thx Lupin3d

I was confused with these kernel-sourcecode and src.rpm. As my system was screwed up almost totally I reinstalled FC2. Updated my kernel to 2.6.6-1.427 and sourcecode then I downloaded and rpm -ivh 8kstacks kernel. Restart and build the Nvidia kernel module that fits. 3d acc ok
BTW never type rpm -Uvh with a kernel lolll it will replace all already installed as U=Upgrade
Afterwards I launched winex3 to install warcraft III but then fall on 21 and cd not found errors. I forget this issue from FC1 and did the necessary. Now I realize that it's perhaps prelink=yes and first attempt to launch war3 that has screwed up my system . Replacing data in already assigned memory adresses don't know...It's a total hasard that my first installation has worked.
Now all is runnning flawlessly.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:38 PM   #42
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Originally posted by lupin_the_3rd


su -
enter password

rpm -ivh kern(hit tab)
enter
kernel will install
I did this and it was looking promising untill I get this message.

Code:
Warning: kernel-2.6.6-1.427.8kstacks.i686.rpm: V3 signature: NOKEY. key ID 5dfbf7dc
preparing...             ########################################100%
                   package kernel-2.6.6-1.435 (which is newer than kernel2-6.6-1.427.8kstacks) is already installed
[root@localhost]
 
Old 06-19-2004, 02:20 PM   #43
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you can always force the rpm to install...

rpm -ivh --force kern(tab)

it should be fine... rpm is just telling you that you have a newer (by date) kernel rpm...
 
Old 06-19-2004, 03:21 PM   #44
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ahhh..sorry - I wish I new my linux command line better so I would not have to trouble you with every bump I seem to hit.

I will try this and see how that works out.

Lets say the force command does update the kernel to the 8k stack.
I then reboot and what would then be my best course of action?

I have the nvidia installer package installed already with the previous kernel - should I run throught this again since it is a different verision of the kernel?

Did that make sense?
 
Old 06-19-2004, 06:33 PM   #45
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ok,

I re-ran the nvidia installer to over-write the old installer since It was installed with the 4k stack kernel.
I now have the new 8k stack kernel installed, re-ran the nvidia installer, and edited my x11.

This is what my xorg.conf looks like

[i]# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1800FP (Digital)"
DisplaySize 360 290
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 85.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection[/b]
 
  


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