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Old 04-02-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
naaman_otmani
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Angry NVIDIA Driver problem


It seems to me that something has changed comparing to older versions of Fedora, because with FC5 I couldn't install my Nvidia card driver.

Is there something new that I ignore?
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:11 AM   #2
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The default kernel that came with FC5 has a bug where non-GPL kernel modules (such as the nVidia driver) cannot be installed.

Install the latest kernel (2.6.16-1.2080_FC5), and the problem should be fixed.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:25 AM   #3
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Also depends if you're using the Fedora package or the download from the Nvidia site. The drivers need to be patched to work with the 2.6.16 kernel so that could be your problem depending on your install method.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 06:03 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by cs-cam
Also depends if you're using the Fedora package or the download from the Nvidia site. The drivers need to be patched to work with the 2.6.16 kernel so that could be your problem depending on your install method.
The Livna repository has the nVidia driver for the 2.6.16 kernel.

http://rpm.livna.org
 
  


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