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Old 02-09-08, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone gotten Nvidia Driver on new Fedora 9?

I get error messages about different abi versions and cant startx after the install, couldnt find any rpms for it either.
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Old 02-09-08, 02:43 PM   #2
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Hi billydv. Fedora 9 ships with a prerelease X server that is not yet supported.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:34 PM   #3
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Maybe -ignoreABI will help?
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Old 05-12-08, 05:19 PM   #4
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Where do you put the -ignoreABI option? In what file?
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Old 05-12-08, 07:43 PM   #5
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I'm not sure how the new GDM works. For me, I log in on a text console, and then type:

startx -- -ignoreABI

Note that some things do not seem to work right, though. I can't get any OpenGL anything to work, but regular 2D seems fine.

Can't wait for nouveau to be able to at least drive my monitor in 2D mode (neither nv nor nouveau seem capable of getting my monitor - a common Samsung 206BW - to run at native resolution on my GeForce 6100 chip) - then I'd have the same level of functionality but I wouldn't have to put up with breakages and strange command-line voodoo.
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Old 05-12-08, 08:36 PM   #6
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Yes, it is possible, by downgrading xorg.
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Old 05-12-08, 09:39 PM   #7
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Hi billydv. Fedora 9 ships with a prerelease X server that is not yet supported.
Since F9 releases tomorrow we (all Fedora users) hope that a solid effort is being made to change this answer as soon as possible. The X server being shipped may be 'prerelease' but the upstream maintainer considers it stable enough to ship in Fedora and EVERY open-source video driver has already been ported to the new X server code base for months (this is clearly not code being hacked apart and changed drastically every day).

It would be very disappointing to wait until the *still undetermined* 'official' release date of Xorg7.4 before we get a driver that supports it.
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Old 05-12-08, 11:03 PM   #8
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Hi billydv. Fedora 9 ships with a prerelease X server that is not yet supported.
The ABI won't be changing, so why not put out a beta driver with real support? (--ignore-abi isn't working AFAIK?)

Looks like I won't be upgrading to Fedora 9 for a few months.

One of my friends was going to install F9 on his laptop when it came out, but it seems that he will have to wait, too. (nVidia Go chipset)
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Old 05-12-08, 11:48 PM   #9
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I got assurance from the release manager that the ABI won't be changing between now and the official xserver 1.5 release, so the ABI will be marked as supported in the next driver release so that -ignoreABI won't be required.

Note, of course, that unless I hear otherwise from the higher-ups, we still won't officially support development snapshot and release candidate X servers. Your mileage, as they say, may vary.

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Old 05-13-08, 06:57 AM   #10
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Maybe we should tell Xorg developers to release it quickly than telling Nvidia. They have missed release dates by several months now. So more than nvidia i blame Xorg guys. Anyway...the delay is for good...so perhaps the best thing is to wait.. I am staying with fedora 8 myself,
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Old 05-13-08, 11:33 AM   #11
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I got assurance from the release manager that the ABI won't be changing between now and the official xserver 1.5 release, so the ABI will be marked as supported in the next driver release so that -ignoreABI won't be required.

Note, of course, that unless I hear otherwise from the higher-ups, we still won't officially support development snapshot and release candidate X servers. Your mileage, as they say, may vary.
Big thanks Aaron, could you "guess" as to when the release will be available?

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Old 05-13-08, 11:59 AM   #12
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Could you "guess" as to when the release will be available?
Nope, sorry.
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