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Re: Anyone have the Nvidia driver working in 2.6.11-1.14_FC3?

Marc Schwartz wrote:

On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 15:08 -0400, Neal Wilkinson wrote:

Marc Schwartz wrote:

Neal Wilkinson wrote:

Ok...here we go.
I have version NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run installed and running
in the 770 kernel. I've tried to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run in 2.6.10-1.741_FC3 and the following

I end the session and go to a console login.
login as root
cd /home/neal (where the file is)
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run
message that the same version is installed, would I like to remove it
and install again. I answer yes.
then says it must download a kernel interface and says no matching one
was found
then it builds the kernel module and says its done
then it uninstalls the driver and re-installs it
then says its done please go update xorg.conf etc. if needed
then when I reboot I get an error when it should load the driver which
says nvidia.ko not found and it loads a generic driver.

Does this help? Thanks!


Sorry for jumping in a bit late here, but all initial steps sound proper
and the last problem sounds like the udev issue which has been
referenced previously.

Review the steps on this page:


Scroll down to the nVidia section towards the bottom of the page and
follow the two steps there. That should solve the re-boot problem. I
don't remember, but you may have to redo the nVidia installer one last
time after the above steps.

Then the only other time you would need to redo the nVidia installer is
if you boot a new/different kernel.

I have the 7174 driver (using the nVidia installer) running just fine
with the latest 2.6.11-1.14_FC3 kernel.


Marc Schwartz

I have the current udev installed so it should be ok, right?

Installed Packages
Name   : udev
Arch   : i386
Version: 039
Release: 10.FC3.7
Size   : 1.3 M
Repo   : installed
Summary: A userspace implementation of devfs

reference to nvidia on that page look like in relation to an older version. Thanks.


One would think so. I made that change some time ago and don't recall
which version I had at the time. I have:

$ rpm -q udev

The changelog for the above shows:

$ rpm -q --changelog udev
* Tue Mar 08 2005 Harald Hoyer <harald redhat com> - 039-10.FC3.7

- renamed dvb to dvb0
- fixed #150533
- set dri permissions to 0666

which does not seem to fully address the issue referenced on the aforementioned web page. #150533 is a scsi issue.

I guess that I would try it and see what happens.

Since you previously had the nVidia driver working, I presume that you
had already made the requisite changes to xorg.conf, so that should not
be an issue.

One thing to check. Can you run X with the nVidia driver right after
using the nVidia installer?  If so, and the problem only occurs after a
re-boot that reinforces the udev issue as the source of the problem.



Ok...I'm sure this won't make sense but its working now. Here is what I did.
It wasn't finding the nvidia.ko the only different in this one and the 770 kernel was the inside of /video/ there was a seperate /nvidia/ directory with the ko inside it. I made one and moved the ko file there. Then restarted and the machine hung at the point the driver was to load. I rebooted and I came up to a console login. I removed the driver and then installed it there and now all is well. I really hate something being fixed and not knowing why. Anyway, I'm glad its working. Thanks for the help.

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