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Old 05-21-04, 08:26 AM   #13
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I need a solution. I am testing Fedora 2 and obviously the nvidia driver isn't working. I have 30 more machines to install Fedora 2 on with NVidia Graphic cards, which is on hold. I skipped Fedora 1, and are upgrading from RH9. This problem should have been sorted out before Fedora 2 was released. I am not blaming the Fedora crew, but more NVidia. It wasn't as if the Fedora release was a suprise.

NVidia please keep me happy by releasing a fixed driver soon, I don't want to be replacing NVidia graphic cards with ATI graphic cards so I can run Fedora 2.
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Old 05-21-04, 09:01 AM   #14
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Wouldn't it just be easier to use the open source nv driver for a couple of weeks until Nvidia releases the new driver (that's what I'm doing)? It's not fast enough to play 3D games and doesn't support TV out, but it's good enough to watch movies. I think the 2D is even a little faster, which makes normal desktop function better than the proprietary driver.


Alas, my Sony Vaio won't cooperate at all with the open source driver. I'm not desperate for FC2 so I will wait for the driver .
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Old 05-21-04, 10:53 AM   #15
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Alas, my Sony Vaio won't cooperate at all with the open source driver. I'm not desperate for FC2 so I will wait for the driver .
Did you remember to '--uninstall' the Nvidia driver, save your original XF86config file and build a clean one with 'XFree86 -configure' (or 'Xorg -configure' on Fedora Core 2)? The open source driver wouldn't work for me either until I did that.

Once Nvidia releases their driver, just install it, and put back the XF86config file you saved.
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Old 05-21-04, 02:15 PM   #16
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(or 'Xorg -configure' on Fedora Core 2)?
system-config-display is the preferred method for FC2, and also due to the xorg X server change.. the config file is now /etc/X11/xorg.conf (for compatibility the old file is still read if the new one is not there)

X -configure may work tho.
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Old 05-21-04, 02:17 PM   #17
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tried with 4k enabled and its NOT working for me.
back to 2.6.6 without 4k stacks.
Indeed, both of the options cause problems (if the minion.de patch for REGPARM is not used).
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Old 05-21-04, 05:54 PM   #18
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I have Quaddro FX 500 and just upgraded to Kernel 2.6.6 since Fedora RC2 does not work. Nvidia installer just keep complaining about checksum error.
I cannot get into X. Any solution??? Any help much appreciated....
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Old 05-21-04, 07:37 PM   #19
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If your computer won't start:
Download knoppix and boot into that! =)

Than you can edit your /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf file while logged in as root. You may have to replace hda1 with the hard drive and partition your /etc directory is in. (Example hdb1, or hda3)

The "nv" driver should work... I think.

To log in as root in Knoppix type:
sudo su

Otherwise, if you can still get to a command promt, just log in as root, go to the /etc/X11/ directory, and edit your config file to use the stock "nv" driver or whatever stock driver you should be using for your video card.

I have a geforce card, so I'm not entirely sure how compatable the nv drivers are with the nforce cards. If it still doesn't boot into X, you may have to do a bit of searching to figure out what stock driver you should be using. =)

If worse comes to worse, there's standard VGA and VESA drivers you can try. =O

This is what my device section looks like from my xorg.conf file.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVidia's GeForce 4"
EndSection

You can obviously change VendorName and BoardName to whatever you wish. =)

That'll get you into X, anyways.

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Old 05-21-04, 09:16 PM   #20
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Could be worse I guess. Could be using an ATI
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Old 05-23-04, 12:39 AM   #21
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* go to http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...597#post326597
* download the config-2.6.6.txt Omnifarius posted on post #9 and put it in this directory
# mv config-2.6.6.txt .config
# make mrproper

# make xconfig
* Load the file you just renamed (.config)
Minor flaw here.. make mrproper will remove the .config file -- it should be done before copying the config to .config. make xconfig will automatically load the .config file if you have not removed it with mrproper.
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Old 05-23-04, 04:47 AM   #22
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Minor flaw here.. make mrproper will remove the .config file -- it should be done before copying the config to .config. make xconfig will automatically load the .config file if you have not removed it with mrproper.
thank you for pointing that out! That was an oversight of mine

I just fixed it
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Old 05-23-04, 08:11 AM   #23
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Right now I'm using kernel 2.6.6-mm4 without removing the 4k-stacks patch and have config_regparm enabled and it's working great with the 1.0-5328 driver.

I'll attach my .config and my XF86Config (Fedora Core 1) for anybody that doesn't believe me.
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Old 05-23-04, 12:24 PM   #24
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I followed the steps to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.6 which worked ok. But after installing the nVidia drivers and the doing a reboot it's will not boot up. The system hangs for about 10 minutes after the "unpacking Linux... Ok, blablabla", then it totaly freezes a few steps later.
When booting with the 2.6.5-1.358 kernel everything goes well, but after that I can't use the nVidia drivers (and after the update I did it will not boot up X).

So, my best hunch is that it is the 4K stack thing which is messing up my boot with 2.6.5-1.358, so how can I disable that now?

I hope anyone here can help me out.

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