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Old 03-31-04, 04:43 PM   #1
RLNave
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Default Nvidia 5336 driver with Fedora Core 2

I have installed the latest Fedora Core 2 Beta test 2 ISO disks and
encountered problems running the NVIDIA 5336 driver.

Based on comments from this forum I have made the following changes

I downloaded the latest 2.6.5-rc3-bk1 kernel sources from kernel.org.
( 2.6.4 + patch-2.6.5-rc3 + patch-2.6.5-rc3-bk1 )

I configured the kernel such that the parameters
CONFIG_4STACKS = n ( no )
and
CONFIG_REGPARMS = n ( no )

I then built and installed the 2.6.5-rc3-bk1 kernel.

The system came up with the 2.6.5-rc3-bk1 kernel

I next edited /boot/grub/grub.conf and set default=0
so that the 2.6.5-rc3-bk1 kernel is selected as the default.

Next I ran the NVIDIA build script

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

After the script completed , I edited XF86Config and changed the
video driver from nv to nvidia.

I also edited /etc/inittab and set the start up option from
3 ( command line )
to 5 ( Xwindows )

Finally I rebooted the system , and Fedora Core 2 Test 2 came up
running the 2.6.5-rc3-bk1 kernel , with the NVIDIA driver and Xwindows/
GNOME desktop.

In short the 2.6.3 kernel shipped with the latest Fedora Core 2 Test 2
beta ISO install disk set is not compatible with the NVIDIA 5336 driver.

The problem can be solved , by building a NON red hat 2.6.x kernel from
source and setting
CONFIG-4STACKS=n
and
CONFIG_REGPARM=n
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