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Re: Installing FC5 x86_64 With Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra

On 3/25/06, Jeff Vian <jvian10 charter net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 00:49 -0600, Jonathan Berry wrote:
> > On 3/24/06, Robert L Cochran <cochranb speakeasy net> wrote:
> > > I just tried to install FC5 x86_64 using both DVD and an NFS image
> > > install on my wife's Athlon 64 machine which is equipped with:
> > >
> > > Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra video card
> > > Dell 2405FPW flat panel monitor (which includes a whole bunch of flash
> > > card readers, USB and sound ports)
> > >
> > > When the DVD boots up the boot: screen image shows just fine.
> > > typing 'linux mediacheck' or 'linux askmethod' at the boot: prompt also
> > > works fine until anaconda tries to bring up X.
> > >
> > > The graphical X installer wouldn't come up at all. Text utilities such
> > > as mediacheck work fine.
> > >
> > > This means I can't install in graphical mode at all.
> >
> > Have you tried a text install?
> > linux text
> > Note: you can install X and all things graphical from a text install.
> > No, not ideal, but it may work (which is better than nothing).
> >
> > > I see from checking the postings that the problem is kernel-related and
> > > a new kernel is expected. How do I get the install to work -- do it in
> > > text mode and update to a newer kernel? Is there a way to get anaconda
> > > to boot with a substitute kernel not on the installation CD?
> >
> > No, that is a different issue for post-install.  It doesn't affect the
> > open-source nv driver used by the installer, only the binary nvidia
> > driver you might want after installing.  There should be a kernel
> > update which fixes this bug sometime soon.
> >
> This bug may not affect the nv driver, but the serious problem exists
> with the nv driver.  It still will not work for me on the default 2054
> kernel x86_64, and as yet there is no update to either the nv driver or
> to the kernel in updates.

I have heard a few reports to this effect.  Strangely enough, if
worked fine for me in the FC5 test releases (haven't installed FC5
proper yet) and I have a 6600 GT PCI-e on x86_64.

> I do understand there is an updated kernel in testing that I plan to
> try.

Yes, I think so.  That kernel was supposed to be pushed to updates
recently, but apparently something is holding it up (I don't know
what).  Should be out soon, though; hopefully.


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