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tajin
31st January 2007, 06:02 PM
I am having problems to update my FC6 nvidia, seems like during the install FC6 used the wrong headers, can someone help on what steps do I need to do to correct this
error?, I am trying to update kmod-nvidia using livna, this is what my computer reports is having now mixing kernel i586 with headers i386


kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i586
kernel-headers-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i386

Thanks

glennzo
31st January 2007, 06:09 PM
Follow the instructions here, under common issues, first: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/FC6Common

tajin
1st February 2007, 01:25 AM
Thansk Glennzo, this is what I am getting now after I did the update as per your link
[tajin@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARC H}\n"|grep kernel|sort
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i586
kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.i686
kernel-headers-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i386

Kernel headers are still i386 same as the old kernel, is it supposed to update the kernel-headers to i686?, if it is how do I force it?

Seve
1st February 2007, 01:34 AM
Thansk Glennzo, this is what I am getting now after I did the update as per your link
[tajin@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARC H}\n"|grep kernel|sort
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i586
kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.i686
kernel-headers-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i386

Kernel headers are still i386 same as the old kernel, is it supposed to update the kernel-headers to i686?, if it is how do I force it?
Hello:
The kernel-headers are only released in the arch i386.
This is not a problem.
Were you able to install your kmod-nviida drivers ?

Seve

glennzo
1st February 2007, 01:39 AM
Here's the output from my computer:

[root@dad ~]\>$ rpm -qa 'kernel*' --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}\n"|sort
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i586
kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.i686
kernel-headers-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.i386
[root@dad ~]\>$

I have an NVidia GeForce FX5200 128MB/AGP for your comparison.

Nearly identical to yours. I would do 'yum update' and after that's done try again 'yum install kmod-nvidia'. See what you get.

hexer
1st February 2007, 02:53 PM
I have another problem.
I've installed fc6 and used yum kmod-nvidia to install my graphics driver. After booting I get the error "no screens found", and X doesn't load. I have no idea why this is hapening, since I've previously installed FC6 on the same PC 2 months ago and followed the exact procedure, but it worked. I selected my monitor, good resolution, but this doesn't seem to be the problem. Any ideas?
Thanks.

glennzo
1st February 2007, 03:10 PM
Edit you xorg.conf and drop it back a step or 2 in resolution and see if x starts. Go to 1024x768 or 800x600 as a test. Set your monitor's horizontal and vertical refresh rates too. While you're in there see if the video driver is 'nv' or 'nvidia'.

hexer
1st February 2007, 03:34 PM
nope, doesn't work.
The nv driver is the generic driver, and the nvidia is the manufacturer driver, but anything I try only works with nv, not nvidia, and that's exactly what I want to fix.
Any other ideas?
P.S. I'm currently under yum update, hoping this will fix the problem :p

tajin
2nd February 2007, 05:18 AM
I follow the instructions, but I got the following fatal error so I remove it

FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/extra/nvidia/nvidia.ko): No such device

I removed both packages and install with yum as follows as per one thread I found at Fedora News org
# yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx
My output was:
Running Transaction
Installing: kmod-nvidia-96xx ######################### [1/2]
Installing: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx ######################### [2/2]

Installed: kmod-nvidia-96xx.i686 0:1.0.9631-4.2.6.19_1.2895.fc6 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx.i386 0:1.0.9631-5.lvn6
Complete!

Thanks for your help.

glennzo
2nd February 2007, 11:44 AM
nope, doesn't work.
The nv driver is the generic driver, and the nvidia is the manufacturer driver, but anything I try only works with nv, not nvidia, and that's exactly what I want to fix.
Any other ideas?
P.S. I'm currently under yum update, hoping this will fix the problem :p
Is your computer an older model? Maybe you need to install kmod-nvidia-legacy for support for older video hardware.

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