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Old 01-16-2005, 06:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Nvidia Drivers for Fedora 3

Can anyone help me!!!!!!!
Dont know how to install Nvidia drivers on fedora 3.
i know that i to exit xserver by (ctrl)+(alt)+(f2). Then become root.
find the file and use the command

All works fine untill their.
Then the installer says that i havent got a precompiled kernal.
It trys to download one from but fails.
What is wrong with it???

Ive seen on sites something called yum. ive never herd of it. What is it???
Thanks in advance any help with be grateful. Could you give me any answer in a much detail as possible without turning my head inside out any more than it is :P

Old 01-16-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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You'll have to install the kernel-source package from the Fedora CDs, then the nVidia driver should compile. You might have to kill the X server by doing 'telinit 3', or the installation won't (as far as I can remember) work.

Old 01-16-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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Don't attempt to download the kernel source from Nvidia, just continue the installation without it. For some reason on Fedora Core, the nvidia installation goes ahead without the kernel source. You may also find this thread useful.


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