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Old 16th December 2009, 10:51 AM
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Newbie request for help: Installation of NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 driver for F12

Hello to everyone,

I am a very new comer to the world of Linux and my first distro is Fedora 12 (32 bit).
I have run through the installation process a couple of times now and feel very comfortable dowloading and installing packages such as VLC, Thunderbird, Banshee, Google Desktop etc etc.

The problem I am trying to address at the moment is the installation of NVIDIA drivers. The PC is a few years old so only has a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card. I understand this is not supported by the most recent RPM available. I have read several posts on this topic but I am finding it difficult to work out what I need to do for my specific hardware.

If someone could describe how I install the drivers for this graphics card, it would be a great help. I will be starting with a clean install of Fedora 12. I do not mind use command line, but as I am newcomer, I don't understand the code or syntax at the moment. Any explainations or suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

Cheers.
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Old 16th December 2009, 10:53 AM
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Code:
uname -r
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Old 16th December 2009, 05:26 PM
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Ouput from uname -r

Hi Leigh123

thanks for responding to my post.

The output from
Code:
uname -r
is

2.6.31.6-166.fc12.i686.PAE
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Old 16th December 2009, 06:05 PM
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OK, try

Code:
su
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx-PAE
sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
setsebool -P allow_execstack on
reboot

















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Old 16th December 2009, 07:17 PM
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What about LE 7300 nvidia board

Will that work with an LE 7300 as well?
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Old 16th December 2009, 07:19 PM
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Will that work with an LE 7300 as well?

No .............


http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...69&postcount=1
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Old 16th December 2009, 07:58 PM
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Hi Leigh,

I have to confess, I have no idea what those commands were doing but I am pleased to report that it all worked. After rebooting, the NVIDIA settings application was present and I now have 3D settings for Desktop Effects. In time, I'll try to work out what it is you have told me to do, but for the moment, I am just excited that it worked.

Thank you for your help. I could have spent weeks trying to work out a solution.

Best wishes
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