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Old 03-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question nvidia drivers for fedora 8

I'm using fedora 8 on AMD 64X2 with 2gb RAM and nvidia6150 GForce Go graphics card... I feel my performance is lagging on both Gnome and KDE, but its fast on Fluxbox... Should I install any generic nvidia drivers to make my comp faster... Can anyone help me plz....
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This is the Nvidia driver for that card.

Step:2 Is the download link.

Last edited by mrrangerman; 03-04-2008 at 10:47 AM.
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You may have the generic kernel driver already. It is nv.ko, which can be loaded with "modprobe nv". However, it only gives 2d graphics, so if you try to run anything that requires 3d, to won't work.

The only other nvidia drivers are proprietary, from nvidia, which mrrangerman has given you.
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Open a shell/console (xterm or similar) and issue the following.

su -
rpm -ivh
yum install -y kmod-nvidia
Reboot and it should be good to go.

If not.

su -
cd /etc/X11/
cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
sed -e 's/nv/nvidia/' xorg.conf.bak > xorg.conf
Reboot, and try again.


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