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Old 05-20-04, 04:00 AM   #7
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Default The Solution

OK, I had a hard time installing NVIDIA drivers on FC2. I tried various kernels including 2.6.5, 2.6.5-1.358, 2.6.2, 2.6.6. I succeed to get it working with 2.6.2 and 2.6.6.
I think some people who are unexperienced in compiling a kernel need some help.
Here is everything you need

# cd /usr/src
# wget h ttp:// (without space on http)
(or download the 2.6.6 kernel from your favorite mirror)
# tar jxvf linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2
# \rm linux
# ln -sf linux-2.6.6 linux
# cd /usr/src/linux

* go to
* download the config-2.6.6.txt Omnifarius posted on post #9 and put it in this directory
# make mrproper
# mv config-2.6.6.txt .config

# make xconfig

* you don´t need to change many things, you can disable the drivers for the unnecessary devices. (but I disabled the CONFIG_REGPARM setting in the CPU settings because I heard it may cause trouble)

*save (to .config) and exit

# make
# make modules_install
# make install

(this installs the new kernel and modifies grub.conf (or lilo.conf))

and that´s it. All you need after is to reboot your computer, select the new kernel on grub (or lilo). and uninstall/reinstall your NVIDIA driver after bootup. (dont forget to modify your XF86Config (or xorg.conf whichever is present) appropriately)

restart X server

go play some tuxracer

Last edited by ogetbilo; 05-23-04 at 04:43 AM.
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