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Old 01-12-05, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - Installation Problem

Specifications

Current processor = AMD64 3500+
Current Kernel = 2.6 9-1 .667
Graphics card = NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE
NVIDIA Driver Version = x86_64 1.0-6629

Procedure

Followed procedure at
FEDORANEWS.ORG

Result

The NVIDIA driver installed all relevant files however when restarting the X-Server with the command "init 5" i was not greeted with the NVIDIA Logo, instead the X-Server could not start, and asks me to set up the xorg.conf file again. Here it changes my xorg.conf file back to the original settings being VESA (generic).

Hence, as it changes the xorg.conf file back to the original settings, there is no enhancement to my graphical display.

Any ideas?? A solution would be great

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Old 01-12-05, 07:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - Installation Problem

This procedure might help: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...54&postcount=1.
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Old 01-12-05, 02:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - Installation Problem

Thanks for the reply, although i havent tried this solution, i did another method which worked!.

Although the solution you have provided is very simular to the solution i have tried so would probably work too. However i think the instructions here are more clear.

The method below worked for me. *note my card is NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE but should work for all NVIDIA cards.

For NVIDIA Cards do the following:

* Log in as root.

* Type:

gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf

If you have not already done so, remove "rhgb quiet" from the kernel line in grub.conf. Click the "save" button and then exit gedit. This will disable the "Red Hat Graphical Boot" at boot time which would otherwise interfere with the nVidia installation described below.

* Open Firefox (the "mouse and world" icon on the bottom left). Go to http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-6629.html and download NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run. (Select "save to disk".) This should save the file to the /root directory.

* Open the terminal and type:

gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the "module" section comment out (put a "#" in front of) load "dri" so that it reads # load "dri". In the "device" section change "nv" to "nvidia".

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
# Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 (generic)" #change to your card name
EndSection

Click the "save" icon and exit gedit.

* With the root terminal still open type:

gedit /etc/rc.local

At the end of the file add the line:

/sbin/modprobe nvidia

Add a carriage return as well if necessary to insure that there is a blank line at the bottom of the file. Click on the "save" icon and exit gedit. Close the terminal.

* Click "Actions" > "Log Out" > "Restart the computer" and click "ok". When Fedora reboots it will try to load the nVidia driver (which has been downloaded but not yet installed). You will see the command line login prompt 3 or 4 times as it continues to try to load the driver and then you will see a text mode screen with the message "...cannot start the x server...". Answer "no" (right arrow and enter) to the question "would you like to view the x server output?". Answer "no" to the question "would you like me to run the x configuration program?". Answer "ok" to "...disable the x server for now...". You will then be presented with a text mode command line login prompt. Log in as root, type "ls" and hit enter. You should see the nVidia driver file that you downloaded previously. Type:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run

Hit enter. You will be presented with a text mode nVidia screen. Left arrow to "accept" and hit enter. Answer "yes" to "download...". Answer "ok" to "no matching kernel...". Answer "ok" to "warning - your kernel was...". nVidia will build and install a kernel module for the nVidia driver. When the "...complete" screen appears hit enter on "ok", then type "reboot" and hit enter. You should see the nVidia splash screen when Fedora reboots indicating that the installation was successful.

The above information was obtained from:

Finley, Stanton (2005). Fedora Core 3 Installation Notes [online]
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
[Accessed 12th January 2005]
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