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Old 08-01-05, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default FC4 with 1.0-7667 driver

I've just built a Fedora Core 4 machine based on an old processor and a GeForce 4 Ti4200 card, and want to install the latest nVidia driver (7667).

I barely know Linux, but I've successfully installed older version drivers with FC3. I'm running into problems with FC4 though, where, after compiling the driver (using runlevel 3), it gets so far but doesn't boot to the logon screen. I've even tried sticking 'selinux=0' at the end of the kernel boot line, but X just does not start.

Shall I just forget using the nVidia driver until they come up with a fix?

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-01-05, 05:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: FC4 with 1.0-7667 driver

Death_Trap,
This isn't an nvidia driver bug. SELinux needs to be disabled by running the following command as root before (re)installing the nvidia driver:
setenforce 0

Once the driver is installed, you can reactivate SELinux with this command:
setenforce 1

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Old 08-01-05, 06:04 PM   #3
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Thanks netllama, I will give it a go.

By the way, is disabling selinux (whatever that is) just a getaround, as I have never had to do this before?
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Old 08-01-05, 06:07 PM   #4
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Death_Trap,
Starting with FC4, SELinux needs to be disabled to install the nvidia driver. This was not a requirement in FC3.

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Old 08-01-05, 06:26 PM   #5
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Apoligies for this netllama, I did what you suggested but still cannot get it to work. I test by looking at the GL screensaver and checking the preview, but it says there isn't one available.

Do I still have to include 'selinux=0' at the end of kernel boot line?
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Old 08-01-05, 06:42 PM   #6
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Netllama, I have got it working now. It didn't work after disabling selinux, installing the driver and re-enabling it. I have to eat humble pie on this; I didn't edit the xorg.conf file the final time. Thanks for all your help
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