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Old 02-01-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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GeForce 7200 no drivers = no 3d desktop.... fixes???


ok Couple months ago i bought a Gigabyte GeForce 7200 GS. when i installed fedora core 8 i couldn't use 3d desktop effects not a big deal but I rooted around and now know no one has written drivers (as best I can tell).

I have now hit a stone wall because of this issue using other programs is there a way around this I have the install cd that will install on the windows system. is it possible to use wine to get the drivers up and working or should I start trying to re- write a driver/ can a novice programmer effecently write a driver? or is there another option other than scrapping my new video card and buying a new one?

anything you can give me will be great thanx
 
Old 02-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...32_169.09.html

Looks like the latest nvidia driver supports your GPU.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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You need to enable the Livna repository. Then you need to install the Nvidia proprietary driver. If you do a search on these forums for "Fedora 8 installation guide" you'll find a how-to for it. Pretty easy to follow.

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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the NIVIDA page has the download I'm looking for but I can't run it properly I can't run it as root and I don't know why.

I get a message I have to run the file as root.

My account isn't setup as root I've tried to get it setup as root but it's not working out for me.

I keep getting a message that my account isn't on the sudoers list and its going to log it....I have the root password but I can't seem to get myself setup as root
 
Old 02-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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You have to put your name in the sudoers list. The only way you can do that is as root.

I personally don't care for running the installer. I let Yum do all of the work. It's much easier this way. Once you obtain the root password, you can put yourself on the sudoers list. Then try to do this.

If worse comes to worst, reinstall and you'll know what the password is.

edit: I just saw you know what the root password is. Run this command from the command line:
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su -
You'll be prompted for the root password, enter it. After that, enter the command:
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visudo
Scroll down to the part where it says
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root    ALL=(ALL)       ALL
Go right below this, and hit 'a' this will allow you to type there. Enter this:
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username          ALL=(ALL)     ALL
Hit the escape button. Now go down to where it says:
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# %wheel ALL=(ALL)       ALL
Put the cursor in front of the # sign and hit the x button. This will erase it. After you're done, type in :wq and hit enter. This will take you out of editing the file. Now you have to add your username to the wheel list. Put in this command:
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gpasswd -a username wheel
Then type in:
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sudo whoami
The output from the terminal should be 'root' That's it. You're done, you're officially a sudoer.

Everywhere where it says 'username' is YOUR username.

Regards,

Brandon

Last edited by MyHeartPumpsFreon; 02-01-2008 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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ok thanks im in as root I screwed up the syntax.

I'm trying to sort out the kernel issue now
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #7
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ok I have it working now
 
  


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