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Re: nvidia drivers worth installing?



In article <4eaa62d6f1fedora mfraz freeserve co uk>,
   Mark Fraser <fedora mfraz freeserve co uk> wrote:
> In article <45B79A57 2060301 drdc-rddc gc ca>,
>    Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca> wrote:
> > Mark Fraser wrote:
> > > In article <loom 20070123T005722-276 post gmane org>,
> > >    Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:

> [Snip] 

[Snip]

> I think I've managed to install the nVidia drivers from the Livna site.
> There was some instructions on the fedorasolved website. I'm still not
> 100% convinced I've got it right though, will have to take a more
> thorough look when I get chance.

Looking at my setup again, I'm not sure everything is running correctly.
Firstly the .xsession-errors file has lines like:
localuser:mfraser being added to access control list
xset:  bad font path element (#391), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
xset:  bad font path element (#391), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
kbuildsycoca running...
Klipper is already running!
libnm_glib_nm_state_cb: dbus returned an error.
  (org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown) The name
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files
Launched ok, pid = 3241
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  158
  Minor opcode:  6
  Resource id:  0x187
X Error: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) 4
  Major opcode:  54
  Minor opcode:  0
  Resource id:  0x14001c7
QInputContext: cannot create input context for non-toplevel widgets
QInputContext: cannot create input context for non-toplevel widgets
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  158
  Minor opcode:  6
  Resource id:  0x187
X Error: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) 4
  Major opcode:  54
  Minor opcode:  0
  Resource id:  0x1400606
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Major opcode:  19
  Minor opcode:  0
  Resource id:  0x2a00007
QInputContext: cannot create input context for non-toplevel widgets
QInputContext: cannot create input context for non-toplevel widgets
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  158
  Minor opcode:  6
  Resource id:  0x187
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Major opcode:  19
  Minor opcode:  0
  Resource id:  0x2a000a0
X Error: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) 4
  Major opcode:  54
  Minor opcode:  0
  Resource id:  0x14007a4
kbuildsycoca running...
Reusing existing ksycoca
QClipboard::setData: Cannot set X11 selection owner for PRIMARY

Also typing su -c "yum -d 0 list kernel" brings up:
rpm -qa --qInstalled Packages

kernel.i686                              2.6.19-1.2895.fc6      installed
kernel.i586                              2.6.18-1.2869.fc6      installed


My xorg.conf is:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister builder3)  Fri Dec 15
10:12:14 PST 2006
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Unknown"
	ModelName    "Unknown"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    30.0 - 110.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 150.0
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection



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