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Old 07-18-06, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Fedora 5 headache install

Hi All,

I am having problems getting the nVidia driver installed into Fedora 5 on my AMD 64

First, I followed the instructions here for Fedora:

then, I downloaded the right package, 1.0-8762

I ran it in INIT level 3 and went through the installer. It could not find a precompiled version for me, so it built one...WOOT it seemed to work successfully.

After restarting, I could not get x11 to start as the screen kept blinking black. Then I used ALT-CTRL-F1 to get to the INIT Level 3 login

I re-instated my backed xorg.conf in order to boot up

Now during start up I see this line:

Checking for vNvidia Kernel Module [FAILED]
nVidia.ko for 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 kernal not found

I'm a bit new to linux, but not a complete idiot (well, you can be judge of that later) but I think I am missing something.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I have combed the threads but found nothing


ADDED: I found the post for patching the 1.0-8762 installer, but what does it mean?

# sh /path/to/ --extract-only
# cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8762-pkg2
# patch -p0 < /path/to/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-8762-U062606.diff.txt
# ./nvidia-installer -n
I assume /path/to/ means I should magically know where it is? and there is no file anywhere I can find called NVIDIA_kernel ... some help in finding these locations would be great

Last edited by lintile; 07-18-06 at 08:42 PM.
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