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Old 02-21-05, 04:04 AM   #97
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Hi All

Tried the fix but still get a hanging linux box (embarrasing when clients are around and I am trying to advocate linux).

Interupted grub
Removed the rhgb parameter
logged in as root
changed init level to 3
ran 'modprobe nvidia'
ran 'cp -a /dev/nvidia /etc/udev/devices'
(also configured xorg.conf appropriately)
rebooted and it just hung

Am running a lab of the same machines and recently installed FC# on all of them ... need to get this to work :\

Only thing that could be an issue I can think of is that the pc's are all nforce chipsets (On board GeGorce 2). Other thanthat they are amd XP 1700 with 512 MB ram.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-21-05, 08:14 AM   #98
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Hello,

I followed the solution and the graphic environment comes up OK (many thanks for that!). There is only one problem: I don't see the Mouse Cursor. I can see that it moves, because of the highlighting of the icons, but there is no Cursor on any background. Does that sound familiar for anyone??
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Old 02-27-05, 08:03 AM   #99
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Hi, I'm trying to install nvidia 6629 drivers to my FC3 x86-64bit & I get this:

ERROR: Unable to find the development tool `cc` in your path; please make sure
that you have the package 'gcc' installed. If gcc is installed on your
system, then please check that `cc` is in your PATH.

I'm a noob so I dont know what tool is needed here!
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Old 02-27-05, 08:07 AM   #100
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probably you did not install a software development package. Reinstall, and if you don't know what a Software Development Package is, do the complete install.

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Old 02-28-05, 06:47 PM   #101
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You guys have been a GREAT help so far!! Thanks.

New Nvidia drivers work fine now forr my FX5200, but ONLY if I am logged into X as root.

If I log in with my regular (non-root) user account I still get the permission error message.

EDITED: Nevermind... Ran through the 'cp -a /dev/nvidia /etc/udev/devices' and 'chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*' again.. Don't know what I did different?? But it works as root or standard user now... Thanks

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Old 03-11-05, 01:12 PM   #102
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Hello All,

Have any of you any idea how to install Fedora on a nforce4 raid disks (using the hardware raid).

Thanks
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Old 03-26-05, 05:17 AM   #103
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When I run:
Code:
modprobe nvidia
I get the error:
Code:
FATAL: Module nvidia_1_0_7167 not found
I've no idea what to do, any suggestions?

Thnx
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Old 05-09-05, 12:53 PM   #104
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Old 05-09-05, 01:37 PM   #105
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Have you recently upgraded the kernel?
I'd suggest you download the latest driver (71.74) and reinstall it.
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Old 05-17-05, 03:56 AM   #106
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lcbruzer
My FC3 machine with nVidia graphics locks up constantly in normal use.
It installed fine with the excellent instructions I got here.
I have read and tried everything in this thread to no avail.

The problem is that about 90% of the time the entire machine locks up.
No mouse, keyboard, network, nothing. Have to hard reboot with button. Cannot ping it.
Maybe you should check your BIOS settings somewhere around "Video RAM Caching" or something like this.
I had a similar trouble with an old VIA motherboard and GeForce 2 MX200 AGP video card, but I fixed it by playing with BIOS settings.
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Old 05-17-05, 06:39 AM   #107
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As a Fedora c3 user j can tell you this...

install pkg as Gnu Make, lbdc, C compiler or other required for your distro'
install kernel source pkg for kernel in use (see on terminal "uname -r")
exit from X with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and login as root
login:xxx
pass:xxx
#init 3
move to dir where you are downloaded drivers Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run
and write :
#sh Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run --extract-only
#cd Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1/usr/src/nv
#make install
at this time drivers are compiled correctly and installed (if you run only " #sh Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run" on Fedora c3 the 3D direct rendering is disabled)
More console commands are required as:
#modprobe nvidia (make sure to recive an uotput message as "loading NVIDIA-kernel module ecc..." or similar)
#cd /dev
#cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices (you are prompted for overwriting ? = y)
#chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
note: on some distṛ /devices is changed to /device (ceck for error messages on execute command above).
#init 5
you are now on X again; edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and modify (XF86conf-4 for MDK)
Section "Module"
Load "dri" in #Load "dri" (because Nvidia offer this module)
Load "GLcore" in #Load "GLcore" (if present)
Section "device"
Driver "xxx" in Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
BoardName "NVIDIA FX5200"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
-------------------------------------------
Otion avalaibles for NvAGP are 0/1/2/3
where 0=disabled - 1=try NvAGP - 2=try kernel Agpgart - 3=try if 1 or 2
-------------------------------------------
edit file permissions on /etc/udev/permissins.d/50-udev-permisions and on section "#dri device" add
nvidia*:root:root:0666
-------------------------------------->>>>>>>restart a pc
If you see a Nividia logo on start-up the drivers are correctly set-up.

Some commands:
--------------------------
rpm -qa | grep kernel
tell you kernel version and kernel source if installed
my ex:
kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.49_FC3
kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3
kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.667
kernel-2.6.9-1.667
kernel-smp-2.6.11-1.14_FC3

less /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Enabled
Driver: AGPGART
AGP Rate: 8x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Enabled

glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"
direct rendering: Yes

lsmod
for kernel modules list loaded (you can find it? "nvidia 3927964 12" or similar)

nvidia-settings
for information and conf for your Nvidia card.
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Old 05-17-05, 06:45 AM   #108
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Quote:
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Maybe you should check your BIOS settings somewhere around "Video RAM Caching" or something like this.
I had a similar trouble with an old VIA motherboard and GeForce 2 MX200 AGP video card, but I fixed it by playing with BIOS settings.
LOL, I have a stupid BIOS, with allmost no options, so nothing to disable.
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