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/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8762-pkg2.run --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