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Old 09-04-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
babloo75
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Unhappy Please Help! Fedora has blackened out...


Hello friends.
I have recently installed Fedora 15 KDE (with Dual Boot Win7) on my computer:
Dell Optiplex 330, Intel Core2Duo- 2.53 GHz, 32 Bit, 2GB Ram
nVIDIA 8400 GS

While going through the Guides mentioned here: http://www.fedoraforum.org/?view=fedora_setup
for F15, I tried to install nVIDIA Drivers after updating the Kernel.

su
yum update kernel*
reboot

However it gave me some errors and then I did try the following method (as described in Missingbox studio guide)

su -

yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 bootconf-gui kernel*devel

followed by Reboot.

Now if I start my computer, I get the screen which shows that Fedora will boot in 3 seconds. This is followed by a black screen with a "Blue followed by white" Bar running towards right (where Fedora 15 is written)....
It stays there for ever (I waited for 3 hours and then switched off my computer).
Presently I am writing this post through Windows7.
Is there any way I can repair Fedora through Win7 or by any other means.

Please Help. (Thanks in advance)
 
Old 09-04-2011, 03:44 AM   #2
jdkaye
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However it gave me some errors and ...
Can you explain exactly what you mean by this? In particular, what errors?
Is a complete reinstall your best option?
jdk
 
Old 09-04-2011, 03:53 AM   #3
babloo75
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Can you explain exactly what you mean by this? In particular, what errors?
Is a complete reinstall your best option?
jdk
I don't remember the exact error report. It was in terminal and said something like..".... directory not found... etc..."
I too feel, that I should reinstall the whole fedora after formatting...
 
Old 09-04-2011, 03:57 AM   #4
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I don't remember the exact error report. It was in terminal and said something like..".... directory not found... etc..."
I too feel, that I should reinstall the whole fedora after formatting...
Ok, you don't have too much time/effort invested in the current install. An important lesson: always pay attention to error messages. Write them down, if necessary. They will make your life so much easier.
ciao,
jdk
 
  


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