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Old 06-04-2004, 11:53 PM   #16
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I have SuSE 9.0

The web based install works very well.
Old 06-07-2004, 05:47 PM   #17
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I installed mandrake 10. The #d acelleration works fine. I also compilied a custom kernel that fixes the problem. It turns out that the fix for fedora core 2 only works with the 2.6.6 kerne or the 2.6.2l. I tried the fix with another kernel. My system is working fine now.
Old 06-15-2004, 02:01 PM   #18
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fedora core 2 does not support nvidia drivers

There is a problem in that the fedora kernel uses a different stack size to the driver, so neither the precompiled or the source will work. I found a link to new unofficial kernel rpms at on the truth aboutt fc2 or something on those lines. I hope that helps.

Old 06-16-2004, 01:30 AM   #19
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It seems that the rpm for mandrake 9.2 works fine with fedora core 2 too, i just installed it at there were no problems at all, you could try that before changing dist and all .... But if you want 3D accelration shouldent you install the gfx drivers instead of chipset drivers ?
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I was talking about the gfx drivers. The chipset driver (after careful study) are unnecessary for 2.6.x kernels (I think) any way sound and my integrated Ethernet card work fine on Fedora core 2. I was just having problem with the official nvida gfx drivers.
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"NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0274.src.rpm" IS the chipset drivers for the nforce chipset, so if you should install a gfx card, even if onboard, you should download the graphics drivers from the nvidia website fx the 1.0-5336 display driver.

This driver ,how ever, will not work in core 2, because of some kernel stacksize. you can get a precompiled kernel at: choose , unzip it and install it as with any other rpm packet. Thereafter install the displaydriver. also you can compile the kernel your self with the 8k stacksize. you can read more about it here :
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I know that and I did already Fedora is working fine. I compiled a kernel and without 4k stacks and the drivers work fine now. It's actualy a pretty easy fix. Here's the run down for anybod who wants to fix the problem:

Although rpms for kernel 2.6.6 (which you should use if you plan to compile it yourself I read that only 2.6.6 and 2.6.4 work, of course I could be wrong but 2.6.6 works fine) are available I'd recomend that you download the latest 2.6.6 kernel from , or you could get the 2.6.7. Compile and then install the kernel it's not that hard. There's also a gui you can use to configure it. I'll leave finding that up to you. Do a google search. There's several forms out there that talk about this problem. I found this on the red hat fourms:

What follows is a short course on building your own kernel, using the released
sources from Keep in mind, that with the freedom of DIY builds
comes responsibility. If you don't build all of the SCSI controller modules,
for instance, you won't be able to drop in a new SCSI card and have it
"just work". Also, you can't complain to the good folks who make the
ernel rpms when your new kernel breaks.

OK. With all of that in mind, you've installed FC2, and you want to roll your
own. Here's what you do.

o Check the functioning of your rescue disk. Boot with "linux rescue"
From the Fedora Core 2 Install disk 1 or DVD and make sure that you can
get a your hard disk. Nothing that I write here should make your
system unbootable, unless, of course, you don't have a rescue disk. :-)

o Go to and download the
latest kernel source. This may or may not be the same thing as
found in the kernel-source-2.6.x rpm (when it becomes available),
depending on whether or not it was build with patches.

o Unpack the kernel source file into /usr/src/linux.

o When your FC2 kernel was installed, a kernel config file was
installed in /boot. Something like /boot/config-2.6.5-1.358
Copy this file to /usr/src/linux/.config

o Check that you have all of config options. Cd to /usr/src/linux.

# make oldconfig

This will present any configuration options that are not in your
.config file. It's safe to accept the default (hit return) for
all of them.

o nVidia users: check the configuration. If you say,
# make help
you'll see that there are a number of helpful make targets.
The one you want here is gconfig (if you run Gnome/gtk) or xconfig
(if you prefer Qt).

# make gconfig

This opens a new window that permits you to fiddle the kernelr
configuration. Open the "kernel hacking" section and check that the
"Use 4Kb for kernel stack instead of 8Kb 4KSTACKS" options is unchecked.
If not, uncheck it by doubleclicking on the box. (This for gconfig.
xconfig may be different). Now go to "Processor type and features",
and within that to "Firmware Drivers". Make sure that "Use register
arguments (EXPERIMENTAL) REGPARM" is unchecked.

o Name the kernel. Edit the Makefile. At the top, you'll see:


or something similar. If you wish to tag you kernel, set EXTRAVERSION,
otherwise, clear it. I use "EXTRAVERSION=ex"

o Compile the kernel.

# make all

You should not see any fatal errors.

o Install the kernel. I've appennded a script that I use that makes
this easy to do. Copy the script to /usr/src/linux, and change
VERSION as appropriate. You want to use the same values as set in

# ./install

o Make a backup copy of /boot/grub/grub.conf. If you should somehow
trash the file in the next step, you will need this (and your rescue
disk) to restore the system.

o Add a stanza to /boot/grub/grub.conf. If you have a standard Fecora
grub.conf, it should say default=0, which means that the default
kernel is the first title entry. Copy the first entry somewhere below
(so your new kernel is NOT the default) and modify the title, kernel
and initrd entries to match your new version. You'll see the new title
on the kernel-selection screen when you boot next.
You should also replace "rhgb quiet" with vga=all. This will allow you
to select console properties maximize the amount of infromation you can
see. I use vga=780 which gets me 60 linex x 132 characters.

o Reboot and select your new kernel. If you're an nVidia user, nothings
that you have done at this point affects your graphics.
One thing at a time.

==== The install script

#! /bin/sh
make modules_install
cp -vf bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-${VERSION}
cp -vf /boot/${VERSION}
mkinitrd -f -/boot/initrd-${VERSION}.img ${VERSION}

the red hat fourms can be found here (link to the 2.6.6 section) browes through the threads a little and there is another one that talks about how to fix the nvidia driver issue in more detail)
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