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Old 05-17-05, 06:39 AM   #107
0db.
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Default Re: Fedora Core 3 and nVidia drivers - Solution

As a Fedora c3 user j can tell you this...

install pkg as Gnu Make, lbdc, C compiler or other required for your distro'
install kernel source pkg for kernel in use (see on terminal "uname -r")
exit from X with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and login as root
login:xxx
pass:xxx
#init 3
move to dir where you are downloaded drivers Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run
and write :
#sh Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run --extract-only
#cd Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1/usr/src/nv
#make install
at this time drivers are compiled correctly and installed (if you run only " #sh Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run" on Fedora c3 the 3D direct rendering is disabled)
More console commands are required as:
#modprobe nvidia (make sure to recive an uotput message as "loading NVIDIA-kernel module ecc..." or similar)
#cd /dev
#cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices (you are prompted for overwriting ? = y)
#chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
note: on some distṛ /devices is changed to /device (ceck for error messages on execute command above).
#init 5
you are now on X again; edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and modify (XF86conf-4 for MDK)
Section "Module"
Load "dri" in #Load "dri" (because Nvidia offer this module)
Load "GLcore" in #Load "GLcore" (if present)
Section "device"
Driver "xxx" in Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
BoardName "NVIDIA FX5200"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
-------------------------------------------
Otion avalaibles for NvAGP are 0/1/2/3
where 0=disabled - 1=try NvAGP - 2=try kernel Agpgart - 3=try if 1 or 2
-------------------------------------------
edit file permissions on /etc/udev/permissins.d/50-udev-permisions and on section "#dri device" add
nvidia*:root:root:0666
-------------------------------------->>>>>>>restart a pc
If you see a Nividia logo on start-up the drivers are correctly set-up.

Some commands:
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rpm -qa | grep kernel
tell you kernel version and kernel source if installed
my ex:
kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.49_FC3
kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3
kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.667
kernel-2.6.9-1.667
kernel-smp-2.6.11-1.14_FC3

less /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Enabled
Driver: AGPGART
AGP Rate: 8x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Enabled

glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"
direct rendering: Yes

lsmod
for kernel modules list loaded (you can find it? "nvidia 3927964 12" or similar)

nvidia-settings
for information and conf for your Nvidia card.
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