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Old 05-21-2007, 02:23 AM   #1
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Arrow How to Install Video Drivers on Fedora Core 5?


I have been looking on the web a lot on this. well maybe I should ask How to upgrade to Fedore Core 6


then How to install a Nvidia FX5200. I have 2.6.20-1.2316 FC5 i686 .


Code:
[root@al AnalogX]# yum info kmod-nvidia
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
core-source                                                          [1/5]
core-source               100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
livna                                                                [2/5]
livna                     100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
core                                                                 [3/5]
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates                                                              [4/5]
updates                   100% |=========================| 1.2 kB    00:00
extras                                                               [5/5]
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 141 kB    00:00
livna     : ################################################## 415/415
Added 415 new packages, deleted 0 old in 6.93 seconds
Available Packages
Name   : kmod-nvidia
Arch   : i686
Version: 1.0.8776
Release: 2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5
Size   : 1.6 M
Repo   : livna
Summary: nvidia kernel module(s)
Description:
 This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5 for the i686 family of processors.

Name   : kmod-nvidia
Arch   : i586
Version: 1.0.8776
Release: 2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5
Size   : 1.6 M
Repo   : livna
Summary: nvidia kernel module(s)
Description:
 This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5 for the i586 family of processors.


[root@al AnalogX]# rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
error: http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY: import read failed(0).
[root@al AnalogX]# yum info kmod-nvidia
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
core-source                                                          [1/5]
core-source               100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
livna                                                                [2/5]
livna                     100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
core                                                                 [3/5]
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates                                                              [4/5]
updates                   100% |=========================| 1.2 kB    00:00
extras                                                               [5/5]
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 141 kB    00:00
livna     : ################################################## 415/415
Added 415 new packages, deleted 0 old in 6.93 seconds
Available Packages
Name   : kmod-nvidia
Arch   : i686
Version: 1.0.8776
Release: 2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5
Size   : 1.6 M
Repo   : livna
Summary: nvidia kernel module(s)
Description:
 This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5 for the i686 family of processors.

Name   : kmod-nvidia
Arch   : i586
Version: 1.0.8776
Release: 2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5
Size   : 1.6 M
Repo   : livna
Summary: nvidia kernel module(s)
Description:
 This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5 for the i586 family of processors.

[root@al AnalogX]# yum install kmod-nvidia
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core-source                                                          [1/5]
livna                                                                [2/5]
core                                                                 [3/5]
updates                                                              [4/5]
extras                                                               [5/5]
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for kmod-nvidia to pack into transaction set.
kmod-nvidia-1.0.8776-2.2. 100% |=========================|  17 kB    00:00
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 0:1.0.8776-2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 1.0.8776 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for xorg-x11-drv-nvidia to pack into transaction set.
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.8 100% |=========================|  31 kB    00:00
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:1.0.8776-1.lvn5 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
 kmod-nvidia             i686       1.0.8776-2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5  livna             1.6 M
Installing for dependencies:
 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia     i386       1.0.8776-1.lvn5  livna             4.0 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      2 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)
Total download size: 5.6 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): kmod-nvidia-1.0.87 100% |=========================| 1.6 MB    00:08
(2/2): xorg-x11-drv-nvidi 100% |=========================| 4.0 MB    00:18
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Public key for kmod-nvidia-1.0.8776-2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5.i686.rpm is not installed
Retrieving GPG key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
Importing GPG key 0xA109B1EC "Livna.org rpms <rpm-key@livna.org>"
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Key imported successfully
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: kmod-nvidia                  ######################### [1/2]
FATAL: Could not open '/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2316.fc5': No such file or directory
  Installing: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia          ######################### [2/2]
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.

Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 0:1.0.8776-2.2.6.20_1.2316.fc5
Dependency Installed: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:1.0.8776-1.lvn5
Complete!


I know it a I686 but I don't know how to chose the right one. or what is the next step.

Last edited by almost000; 05-21-2007 at 02:48 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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Something funny going on here. Post your uname -r.


Edit: Have you rebooted since installing the last kernel?
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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Question I have a duel boot .

yes I have rebooted lots of times what do you mean by the "-r"

it appers to work but How do I know its working but


Code:
#  glxinfo | grep direct
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Quote:
what do you mean by the "-r"
dose this mean that we are robots

Last edited by almost000; 05-21-2007 at 02:29 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
[fred@127 ~]$ uname -r
2.6.20-1.2316.fc5smp
Like this.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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Question uname -r 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5smp

Code:
[al@al ~]$ uname -r
2.6.20-1.2316.fc5
[al@al ~]$ 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5smp
I am not sure what that tells you other then its right. but what to I know I just learn what mv and cp do today.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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All I was checking was to make sure what your thought you were running was what you were running.

Lets take a look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

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

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Sony CPD-100SX"
	DisplaySize  280	210
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    30.0 - 65.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection

thank you for your help
 
Old 05-21-2007, 07:15 PM   #8
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Where you specify driver:
Quote:
Driver "vesa"
you are using the vesa one. You should be using:
Quote:
Driver "nvidia"

The only other thing I can think of is if you video card goes into the legacy category.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 08:55 PM   #9
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I wonder do I just change that to line in the file. . or get a really big hammer.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 10:34 PM   #10
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Question I change that do nividia.

I get the error nvidia kennerl not found.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 10:55 PM   #11
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Going back to your first post:
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FATAL: Could not open '/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2316.fc5': No such file or directory
That was what made me think you did not have the kernel installed yet (not rebooted), but uname -r said otherwise. Maybe try: uname -a

If I use locate:

Quote:
[fred@127 ~]$ locate System.map
/boot/System.map-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.19-1.2288.2.1.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.19-1.2288.2.4.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.19-1.2288.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2300.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2307.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2312.fc5smp
/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2316.fc5smp

So I do not understand what is going on.


Edit: Try doing a locate System.map on your system and lets see what is going on.

Last edited by lazlow; 05-22-2007 at 12:36 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 01:11 AM   #12
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/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2316.fc5

Code:
root@al /]# uname -a
Linux al.almostinc.com 2.6.20-1.2316.fc5 #1 Fri Apr 27 19:49:38 EDT 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
well here is that file. I hope it helps I am sure I rebooted becasue I reboot a lot. and were pup wants to restart I do it.

/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2316.fc5
 
Old 05-22-2007, 11:12 AM   #13
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Question reinstall

Is there a way to uninstall? So I can retry reinstalling the kmod-nvidia.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 12:02 PM   #14
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This is an odd one. Lets try this: yum install smart-gui

This is a good package manager that also has a check installed feature to look for problems.

Once it is installed, it should be under Applications->System Tools->Smart package manager

First under edit do a "check installed packages". If that comes back clean, hit the magnifying glass icon and search kernel. Find this last kernel, double click on it. Then hit the icon (on top second from left) to do what you told it to. This will remove the kernel. Reboot, restart smart, hit the update button (on top first on the left). Install the kernel (same one you just removed). Reboot. Hopefully whatever got goofed the first time around will be fixed.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 01:43 PM   #15
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Post yum error.

Code:
*** Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: livna
*** Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: livna
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Process exited normally with code 1.

Code:
[livna]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna

Well would think there ould be a mirrorlist there. I just started getting that error
 
  


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