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Old 03-04-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Hey friend, just 3 questions..


Hi..

I am a newbie. I started to use linux since a month a go and am using fedora. The announcement about security hole in kernel up to 2.6.2 made me think that now is the time to upgrade to 2.6.3. My current kernel is fedora default kernel.

1. What is the different between kernel patch-2.x.x.bz2 and the linux-2.x.x.bz2? which one should i download. There is only patch for 2.6.3. i found a lot of how-to tutorial on upgrading kernel but they didnt mention which one sould i used to upgrade.

2. How to upgrade KDE. I've downloaded the latest KDE rpm components(they are more than 10 rpms) and now i wonder if is it ok just to run rpm -ivh for every package?

3. I use geforce2 Ti as my vga, but tux racer is still slow. I think fedora doesnt assign the corect driver. Is it true?

Thank You.....
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:16 AM   #2
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semaphore,

I think I can answer 2 of your questions but I am going to give you links for both answers--sorry about that but they already took the time to document it and why reinvent the wheel.

2. http://fedoranews.org/krishnan/tutorial/kde3.2/

1. http://fedoranews.org/jorge/howto/howto01.shtml

This site is pretty good and gives some good tutorials.

Hope this helps,
Slappy

Forgot to say--If you need help deciphering any of the content on the links let me know.

Last edited by slappycakes; 03-04-2004 at 02:18 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:35 AM   #3
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thanks slappycakes,

really cool..
 
Old 03-04-2004, 03:09 AM   #4
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Re: Hey friend, just 3 questions..

Quote:
Originally posted by semaphore

3. I use geforce2 Ti as my vga, but tux racer is still slow. I think fedora doesnt assign the corect driver. Is it true?

Yes, that's true. There's only the vesa driver included, which has no Open GL hardware acceleration.

Go here and choose the correct driver (I guess it's Linux IA32, as I don't think you have a I64 or Athlon64 Setup with that vga ) , download it and just execute the install script (kill X before). It will look if it has precomplied drivers for your setup, if not it will compile one.

After that you have to do a minor change in your XF86config, and there you go

Here's an excerpt from the README:



If you already have an XF86Config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")

with

Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

if they exist. There are also numerous options that can be added to
the XF86Config file to fine-tune the NVIDIA XFree86 driver. Please see
Appendix D for a complete list of these options.

 
Old 03-04-2004, 03:42 AM   #5
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thanks crypticsoda. It works! the tux is now really racing! heh
 
  


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