I recently installed a Nvidia gforce 6200 oc video card it replaced a gforce 4 I wanted to have a second output for dualhead displays. but I am having some problems with the driver and I have not even got to the dual head part yet.
The computer dual boots windows expee and fedora core 4.
I installed another installation of Fedora 4 with the newest kernel and the kernel source. I called it FC4test in the grub menu a triple boot installation.that way if I crash my test install it won't matter.
After many attempts and reading several posts from this forum finally downloading the newest version of the driver from Nvidia's website, the first one was downloaded two days prior and I could not make it work,
I was able to install the driver this is how I did it.
Boot up the computer log in as root update the inittab file to boot in runlevel 3 (The telinit command freezes the computer with a black screen).
Type setenforce =0
run the installer sh NVIDIA -tab -enter
the installer runs builds the module and installs it.
type setenforce =1
update inittab to boot in runlevel 5
I open the xorg.conf and add under modules
remove "load dri"
under device change driver from "nv" to n"vidia"
X does not start and I get a screen offering to show log files and then a screen that will try to restart the display I chose no and got to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. All I could do was ctrl-alt-del and reboot. I had to reboot into the first install of fedora 4 to edit the xorg.conf from the second or test install.
I commented out "load glx" and rebooted again into the test install.
This time X did not start early in the boot process as it used to and when I thought it was not going to a full screen NVIDIA logo appeared and the there was the log in screen at 600x800.
The problems I'm having are.
After I set the resolution to 1024x768 the screen is shifted to the left about 1/4" not a big deal I geuss.
I can adjust it with the monitor adjustment menu.
What is GLX??? Do I need it???
my xorg.setup.log has the line "(ee) Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA X driver not found)"
At the command typed in a shell as root "nvidia-settings" returns " segmentation fault" and the program does'nt open.
Thanks in advance Terry