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Old 09-04-06, 04:55 AM   #1
gastverh
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Default FC5 and kmod-nvidia

Hello,
I work with FC5 and a video-card nVidia Geforce FX5200
Now I have "nvidia" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and by starting up the nVidia-Loge appears on the screen and with that config I can see e.g. tvtime, but not stable. With "nv" I only see a blue screen.
[gastonv@pandora1 ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "1"
#TV Out Setup

My kernel:
[gastonv@pandora1 ~]$ uname -rv
2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 #1 Tue Aug 8 15:30:55 EDT 2006
My nvidia-driver:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run

Because of my tvtime-picture is not stable, I was looking for something more about nvidia-configuration.

Looking in Yumex nach "nvidia", I found
kmod-nivida 1.0.8774_1.2.6.17_1.2174_FC5
This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 for the i686 family of processors.

So I tried to install this package with yum install kmod-nvidia, automatic together with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.
This package provides Nvidia hardware accelerated OpenGL support
for Nvidia chipsets from Geforce2, Quadro4 or newer.
By reboot I see a Warning:
nvidia.ko mudule for kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 not found.
I don't see the nVidia-Logo and the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with "nvidia" becomes replaced by a version with "nv"

When I changed it again with "nvidia" and reboot it, I receive again the "nv"-version.
Because I need "nvidia" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I remove the kmod-nvidia and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia package and the problem is solved.

My conclusion: by rebooting, kmod-nvidia changes my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to a "nv"-version.
So I can't use it in my system.

Please my questions:
1. Does anybody has more experience with kmod-nvidia and what it really does?
2. Perhaps I have to install or to configure something more or something others?
3. Does anybody has good experience with a nVidia Geforce Fx5200 card and Tvtime?

Many thanks in advance and greetings,
Gaston Verhulst.

Last edited by gastverh; 09-04-06 at 05:15 AM.
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