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Old 12-18-07, 05:54 PM   #1
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Question Twinview problem using fedora 8

Hi,

I've had twinview working before on fedora 5 and 6 in the past. I just upgraded to fedora 8 and can not seem to get it working again (I incidentally blew away by old xorg.conf).

I've downloaded and updated the Nvidia driver using
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run --kernel=2.6.23.1-42.fc8

My current xorg.conf and nvidia-bug-report.log are attached. When my machine starts, the left main monitor0 works just fine. But, the right monitor1 is a mess of color patterns.

I've tried using nvidia-xconfig --twinview , but the resulting xorg.conf will not even allow the X to start.

Can you spot what I'm doing wrong?
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Old 12-18-07, 06:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Twinview problem using fedora 8

It doesn't look like the nVidia driver installed correctly.

I'd recommend installing the freshrpm package. Uninstall the driver first, then try it. http://freshrpms.net/

I'm using Twinview on F8 without any issues.
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Old 12-18-07, 07:25 PM   #3
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successful uninstall.

downloaded rpms
nvidia-graphics100.14.19-100.14.19-92.fc8.i386.rpm
nvidia-graphics100.14.19-libs-100.14.19-92.fc8.i386.rpm

have the following dependency issues which I can't seem to find rpm's for.
nvidia-graphics-helpers is needed by nvidia-graphics100.14.19-100.14.19-92.fc8.i386
nvidia-graphics100.14.19-kmdl-1:100.14.19-92.fc8


quitting for the night...try again tomorrow.
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Old 12-18-07, 07:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Twinview problem using fedora 8

I'm not sure what packages you got but those were the wrong ones.

You need the following if you have a 32-bit CPU:
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...1.fc7.i386.rpm

You need the following if you have a 64-bit CPU:
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...fc7.x86_64.rpm
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...fc7.x86_64.rpm

Your only dependency should be the "dkms" package which is available in the normal fedora repo. You shouldn't need any other packages.
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Old 12-19-07, 05:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: Twinview problem using fedora 8

Alternatively if you don't want to build the module yourself (with dkms)
You can use the livna repository (which is incompatible with FreshrpmS but aimed to solve this problem - http://rpmfusion.org/ )

See http://rpm.livna.org/
su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia
reboot on newer kernel
You might run livna-config-display and disallow it to change your setting to set the twinview...
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Old 12-19-07, 10:08 AM   #6
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Alternatively if you don't want to build the module yourself (with dkms)
You can use the livna repository (which is incompatible with FreshrpmS but aimed to solve this problem - http://rpmfusion.org/ )

See http://rpm.livna.org/
su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia
reboot on newer kernel
You might run livna-config-display and disallow it to change your setting to set the twinview...
I mentioned freshrpms over livna because DKMS is a superior method of maintaining binary drivers. DKMS does it all automatically for you. You never have to wait for livna to mosey around and build a new package every kernel update and if you install kernels from elsewhere (say kernel.org) you can use the nvidia binary driver just the same, where as you would be stuck without it on the livna package.
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Old 12-19-07, 02:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Twinview problem using fedora 8

I'm behind a corp. firewall, so it's hard if not impossible for me to use yum anyway (as far as I know).

Mooninite, I've downloaded and installed nvidia-x11-drv-100.14.23-1.fc7.i386.rpm. What comes next? Was that rpm supposed to install the driver?

I rebooted and did not get the "Nvidia" flash screen I expected or a working twinview config.

I really appreciate the help, guys.
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Old 12-19-07, 04:20 PM   #8
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yum uses traditional HTTP and FTP protocols so it should be allowed behind a firewall.

You will need to type (as super user):
Code:
# nvidia-config-display enable
Either restart X, or reboot your computer, and it should be up and going. Then you can use nvidia-settings to setup your screens and/or create a custom xorg.conf.

You may have to select the nvidia driver from the system-config-display program, or manually edit the xorg.conf file and tell it to use the "nvidia" driver instead of the "nv" driver. It's been a while since I've installed one from scratch so my memory is fuzzy, however I remember it doing this without having to bust out vi.
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Old 12-19-07, 05:41 PM   #9
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OK

I don't think the driver is installed. I still can't get X to start using "nvidia" for the driver setting. Is there a way to verify the driver installed?

Alternatively, is there a way to install successfully from the Nvidia shell script on Fedora 8?
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Old 12-19-07, 06:00 PM   #10
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After X refuses to start with "nvidia" as the driver, run nvidia-bug-report.sh and post the log.

You should be able to use the shell script. You do not need to specify the kernel, which you may try again by leaving it off. Post your log first though. The RPM you installed the the same thing (it is made from the shell script).
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Old 12-20-07, 09:59 AM   #11
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I've attached the nvidia-bug-report created after I attempted to boot with the the most basic xorg.conf set to "nvidia."
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Old 12-20-07, 10:16 AM   #12
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I also tried using the sh script to install again (still would not install w/o calling out the kernel I'm running). Attached are the resulting installer log and bug report.
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