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Old 05-04-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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need help with fc5

Help. I have an AMD_64 dual core processor with 4 gig memory on it. I am trying to set this up as an X-windows box for both computational and graphical scientific calculations. The MB has NVIDIA components (sound card/ethernet). Oh yes, I also have an NVIDIA Quadro FX1400 video card.

I installed FC5, then did an update. I did not read this forum thoroughly befor proceeding (my bad), and so I went on to update my kernel (yum), then install the nvidia propriatary video drivers (from the nvidia site). After doing this, my X-windows worked (tested using software that I have). First time for that (as it took me several days to get to that point as I'm new to linux, but not new to unix).

Now, once my x-windows started working, my network stopped. I'm thinking that my nvidia driver did something to the other components on the motherboard (some sort of conflict, I don't have a clue). I can no longer connect to the network no matter what I do. I have no idea how to proceed here, since I really can't do anything without the network.

I went as far as installing a second ethernet card in the machine with no luck. it was labeled as eth1, and I addressed it accordingly.

I think if I started again it may be easiest, but I do have a lot of time invested here, so I'd be willing to stick with it if somebody has a clue on how to proceed.

Any clues?

Old 05-04-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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Did you update in the last day or so? Are you using the 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5 kernel? If so, it is buggy and you should remove it and update to the previous 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 instead.
Old 05-04-2006, 10:07 PM   #3
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check to reconfigure your eth card in x windows I forget the location, make sure the mac address is set correctly, that gets moixed up a lot.
Old 05-04-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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how do I remove the kernel and get the new one with no network? I can burn to cd on a pc and use that, so I can get files on, I just need to know how/where to get the kernel and then how to remove/install.

Yes, I did do this today, so I do have the 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5 kernel.


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Old 05-04-2006, 10:21 PM   #5
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So first, you do have more than one kernel, right? (do "rpm -q kernel") If so, just do "rpm -e kernel-2.6.16-1.2107_FC5" to remove the broken one.


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