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Old 08-03-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Is there a simple, easy way to install the Nvidia drivers on FC5?


Plz give me a plain and simple way to install my graphics card(nvidia geforce) into fedora core5. I have seen many places with thousands of commands to install it. Now give me a simple way plzzzzzz
thnx in advance

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Old 08-03-2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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You might get a good answer if you made your subject line at least a little bit descriptive of your problem.

As it is, I'm not familiar with installing nvidia drivers, nor am I familiar with Fedora Core 5.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 02:33 PM   #3
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See here for the nvidia driver..
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8762.html

Instructions are on that page.
Basically download it, log in as root, and execute it (with sh).
It'll even edit your xorg.conf for you.

Now if that's not easy, I don't know what is..
 
Old 08-03-2006, 02:45 PM   #4
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then why in installation guide of fc5 tells that

nVidia and ATI graphics acceleration:
Please read this important post regarding third party graphics acceleration drivers:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg01565.html. The kernel that
ships with the Fedora Core 5 release iso images is not compatible with third party 3D graphics
acceleration drivers. You should immediately update your kernel upon installation to get a newer
kernel that is compatible. ("yum *y update" as root.)
Open a terminal. Type:

su -
Hit enter, type your root password and hit enter.
Type:

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo
Hit enter.
In gedit type or copy and paste these lines:

[livna]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://ftp-stud.fht-
esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
failovermethod=priority
#mirrorlist=http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist-5
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
(Note that we have the "enabled" bit set to "0" (off) in this file so that the livna*stable repository will
not conflict with our RPMForge repositories for automatic updates.) Be sure there is a carriage return
(blank line) at the bottom of the file. Click the "save" icon in gedit and then close gedit.
Type the following in the root terminal:

rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
Hit enter.

and many things like that to install the driver\???
 
Old 08-03-2006, 03:14 PM   #5
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Little off topic, but with such a crumby title, I feel obligated to paraphrase Oscar Wilde; "The Truth is never plain and seldom simple."
 
Old 08-03-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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Quote:
The kernel that ships with the Fedora Core 5 release iso images is not compatible with third party 3D graphics acceleration drivers. You should immediately update your kernel upon installation to get a newer kernel that is compatible.
That's probably why. I don't use FC5, but if it says that, you have to do it.
To be fair, it doesn't get much easier than following a set of steps laid out in front of you...
Once you've updated the kernel, I'd imagine it'd work however.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 04:02 PM   #7
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I have downloaded the driver and copy it to my home folder from
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8762.html site
and write the command sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run but it tells that

[rohan@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run
sh: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run: No such file or directory

what could be the problem plzzz help
 
Old 08-03-2006, 04:27 PM   #8
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I'm assuming that su didn't change the directory, so
sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run
 
Old 08-03-2006, 04:56 PM   #9
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Hi,

sw67, before you install the nvidia drivers onto the fc5 system please take a look at the following LQ post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=420876

There are some problems reported the Fedora people that occur when doing what you are attempting.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 05:05 PM   #10
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rstewart,

I'm not attempting anything.. I use slackware not FC5...
I think you mean rohanahmed
 
Old 08-03-2006, 05:19 PM   #11
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sw67,

Yup, sorry for the confusion (Trying to do too many things at once...)
 
Old 08-03-2006, 10:26 PM   #12
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Two things; first su - does change directory to the /root so just cd back. Also this may be obvious but you need to shutdown X before you start the script. I just didnt see that mentioned anywhere in this thread.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 03:00 AM   #13
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Quote:

su -
Hit enter, type your root password and hit enter.
Type:

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo
Hit enter.
In gedit type or copy and paste these lines:

[livna]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://ftp-stud.fht-
esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
failovermethod=priority
#mirrorlist=http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist-5
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
(Note that we have the "enabled" bit set to "0" (off) in this file so that the livna*stable repository will
not conflict with our RPMForge repositories for automatic updates.) Be sure there is a carriage return
(blank line) at the bottom of the file. Click the "save" icon in gedit and then close gedit.
Type the following in the root terminal:

rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
rohanahmed, the instructions you mentioned above are general instructions to set up yum for downloading and installing software packages from the livna repositories. That may come in handy for many things, not just for the nVidia installation, for instance for updating/upgrading your system.
So yes, there are quite a lot of (simple) commands, but once you've done them, things will be easier for you.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:38 AM   #14
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I use FC3 rather than FC5, but hopefully the steps are the same. Here's what I do:

1) Log on as root. Download the nVidia driver install script that is appropriate for your video card and CPU. Save it in /root instead of your /home/<user> directory and rename it NVIDIA.run for convenience. You may also need to download and install kernel-devel and perhaps other rpms if your computer is not set up to compile stuff.
2) Edit /etc/inittab to change the default run level from 5 to 3 (this change will take effect at next boot). Look for the line
id:5:initdefault:
and copy it. Change the lines to look thusly
#id:5:initdefault:
id:3:initdefault:

Doing this will simplify your life later on. The NVIDIA.run shell script will fail if you try to install at run level 5.
3) Reboot the computer. Now that you are at run level 3 instead of 5, you will not have your pretty GUI anymore. In its place, you only have a terminal session. Sign on as root anyway.
4) At the poundsign, enter
sh ./NVIDIA.run
You should see it try to install a precompiled driver using several methods, all of which fail for Fedora. Each time it asks, tell it to keep trying by clicking Yes or OK or whatever. After trying the precanned drivers, it should automatically download the driver components from the nVidia ftp and compile them with your kernel. Finally, click OK to have the script automatically update your X config file to take advantage of the new driver (unless you'd rather do it manually yourself!).
5) Enter
vi /etc/inittab
to change the default run level back to 5 from 3. Delete (Del or x) the # before id:5. Insert (Ins or i) the # before id:3 (Esc to end insert mode). When it looks like
id:5:initdefault:
#id:3:initdefault:

hold the shift key and press Z twice to save the file.
6) Enter
telinit 6
to reboot the computer.
7) Your driver should be working now. To test it, sign on (you don't have to be root anymore), open a terminal session, and enter
glxinfo
There's a vast amount of output, and what you're looking for is very near the top, so scroll up. If you see direct rendering: Yes your driver is functioning properly.

It is neither simple nor easy, but it's the only way I know of to get there from here. Good luck!
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:17 PM   #15
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After you follow this process

Quote:
su -
Hit enter, type your root password and hit enter.
Type:

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo
Hit enter.
In gedit type or copy and paste these lines:

[livna]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
http://ftp-stud.fht-
esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
failovermethod=priority
#mirrorlist=http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist-5
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
(Note that we have the "enabled" bit set to "0" (off) in this file so that the livna*stable repository will
not conflict with our RPMForge repositories for automatic updates.) Be sure there is a carriage return
(blank line) at the bottom of the file. Click the "save" icon in gedit and then close gedit.
Type the following in the root terminal:

rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
The following steps to install your nvidia drivers would be as follows:

If doing the install from the terminal.

1) su -
2) yum --enablerepo=livna install kmod-nvidia (add -smp if using dual core)
3) restart computer

If doing the install from exyum

1) Select the repository tab and put a check mark in the livna repository and hit refresh

2) select the install tab and type kmod in the search field and hit find.

3) scroll through until you see kmod-nvidia (don't forget if you have duel core select kmod-nvidia-smp)

4) add to queue.

5) select the queue tab and install the files

6) restart your computer

This is the process I follow to install the Nvidia drivers. If anyone can see a flaw in the process I follow please do NOT hesitate to point it out. As I am always glad to be corrected when making errors and learn something new. Hope this helps!
 
  


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