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Re: NVIDIA Driver on FC4



On 6/29/05, David Cary Hart <Fedora tqmcube com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 10:49 +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> > André Alves wrote:
> > > Anyone have installed the nvidia driver on Fedora Core 4?? I'm with
> > > serious problems, after the instalation of the driver and modify the
> > > xorg.conf file I only have a black screen on startup. Any help?? There
> > > are any more procediments in fc4?
> > >
> >
> > Yes, I too see this with FC4 and the latest driver (7667 - released a
> > couple of days ago). There's an entire thread on this on the discussion
> > forum for the linux nvidia drivers on the nvidia site. Unscientifically
> > I changed two things at once, I upgraded from FC3 to FC4, and from
> > driver 7167 to 7667. The combination gave the black screen issue, but I
> > haven't had time to revert to an older driver yet to see where the
> > problem lies.
> >
> Vanilla 2.6.12 solves the problem. For some reason, the stock kernel was
> also giving me LoopBack and TCP problems (which I suspect are unique to
> my hardware) which are resolved with the vanilla kernel.
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Very very weird. I did a fresh install of FC4 and I'm using the latest
FC4 kernel. Things ran fine, first try, using the Livna rpm packaging
of the Nvidia drivers (using the latest livna package currently). I
wonder what in the FC3->FC4 upgrade process might have caused this?


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