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 )
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
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/
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