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pigoulou 02-05-05 09:50 AM

Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3

I had some serious problems to setup my graphic adaptater : MSI NX6600-TD128E - 128 Mo TV-Out/DVI - PCI Express x16 (NVIDIA GeForce 6600).

I use fedora core 3 on AMD 64.

I download nvidia driver at http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-6629.html.

I modify the xorg.info file.

I doesn't work (crash system on startup), so I follow instructions of the first message of this topic : http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...2&page=1&pp=15

Now, it works fine, but i have 2 problems :

1. instead of the normal mouse cursor, i have a enormous square ( about 60 x 60 pixels) with video "noise" : line with red, green, blue colors... This square moves with the mouse, like a normal cursor, it's only the display wich doesn't works.

2. When I halt the system, instead of a normal text consol whit halt messages, I have a blurred screen.

Can you help me ?

Thank you :)


brianstretch 02-05-05 01:59 PM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
Upgrade to the development version of xorg at


and reinstall the nVidia drivers. This fixes compatibility with 64-bit PCIe systems.

pigoulou 02-06-05 12:29 AM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
Hi Brian,
Thank you for your answer.
Can you explain me how to upgrade? I am a begginer...
Should I copy all theses RPM into a tempory directory, and do as root "rpm --install *.rpm" ?

Thank you.

Dragoran 02-06-05 01:33 AM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
no only the xorg*.rpm files. then do rpm -Uhv *.rpm

pigoulou 02-06-05 02:56 AM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
yes, it works fine.

Thank you :)

mfletcher 04-05-05 07:10 PM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
I tried to install Fedora64 3 but the video does not work with my Gigabyte 6600 PCIE and the gigabyte g8nf9 motherboard

I downloaded the NVIDIA video drivers and the Nforce4 drvers, but there is a slight issue. simply getting the downloads transferred to the LINUX drive is no small achievement and also, installing the drivers when the video is corrupted. I suppose I can probably figure out how to boot to text mode to install the drivers, but frankly I haven't figured out how to get the files transferred to the drive so I can install them (they are on a USB drive and as USB thumbdrive).

Any ideas?

brianstretch 04-05-05 07:16 PM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
I think this will work:

mount /dev/sda1 /media/thumbdrive -t vfat

Something like that. Or whatever directory you want to mount it to instead of /media/thumbdrive, of course. Don't forget to umount when you're done.

There's a new Fedora x.org update that you should get instead of the development build I mentioned. That *should* work but I haven't gotten around to updating to it myself. I haven't tried nVidia's latest drivers yet either (released a few days ago) but I'd imagine those are what you should use too.

Booting text mode: at the grub screen, hit 'a', then append 3 to the boot line.

mfletcher 04-06-05 04:37 PM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
I presume the xorg rpm is xorg-x11-devel-6.8.2-19.x86_64.rpm correct? There are about 10 different xorg files in the ftp directory, want to make sure I have the correct one.

brianstretch 04-06-05 09:52 PM

Re: Nvidia 6600 on amd 64 + fedora core 3
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.13.x86_64.rpm and related, from download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/x86_64/

You might be looking at the devel directory rather than updates? Either should work, but updates is theoretically safer. up2date will pull them if you like, but I usually download and rpm -Fvh manually (I like to do things the hard way).

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