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  #2071  
Old 9th March 2012, 01:44 AM
STEVE555 Offline
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Hi there Leigh,
I followed your advice and I did "su" (password) then "akmods --force". Here is the log from akmods:

Code:
08 Mar 23:08:01 akmods: '/usr/sbin/akmods --force' as root.
09 Mar 00:22:24 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:22:24 akmods: Building and installing nvidia-kmod
09 Mar 00:22:25 akmods: Building RPM using the command '/bin/akmodsbuild --target x86_64 --kernels 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64 /usr/src/akmods/nvidia-kmod.latest'
09 Mar 00:22:44 akmods: Installing newly built rpms
09 Mar 00:22:52 akmods: Successful.
09 Mar 00:27:27 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:28:43 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:36:16 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:36:35 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-rc6+
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: Ignoring nvidia-kmod as it failed earlier
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: Hint: Some kmods were ignored or failed to build or install.
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: You can try to rebuild and install them by by calling
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: '/usr/sbin/akmods --force' as root.
And here is the result from rpm -qa :
Code:
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-14.fc17.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-12.fc17.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
Regards,
STEVE555
  #2072  
Old 9th March 2012, 02:20 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by STEVE555 View Post
Hi there Leigh,
I followed your advice and I did "su" (password) then "akmods --force". Here is the log from akmods:

Code:
08 Mar 23:08:01 akmods: '/usr/sbin/akmods --force' as root.
09 Mar 00:22:24 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:22:24 akmods: Building and installing nvidia-kmod
09 Mar 00:22:25 akmods: Building RPM using the command '/bin/akmodsbuild --target x86_64 --kernels 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64 /usr/src/akmods/nvidia-kmod.latest'
09 Mar 00:22:44 akmods: Installing newly built rpms
09 Mar 00:22:52 akmods: Successful.
09 Mar 00:27:27 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:28:43 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:36:16 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:36:35 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: Checking kmods exist for 3.3.0-rc6+
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: Ignoring nvidia-kmod as it failed earlier
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: Hint: Some kmods were ignored or failed to build or install.
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: You can try to rebuild and install them by by calling
09 Mar 00:37:49 akmods: '/usr/sbin/akmods --force' as root.
And here is the result from rpm -qa :
Code:
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.3.0-0.rc6.git0.2.fc17.x86_64-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-14.fc17.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-12.fc17.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-295.20-1.fc17.x86_64
Regards,
STEVE555

Ok the module built, post

Code:
modprobe nvidia
lsmod |grep nvidia
  #2073  
Old 9th March 2012, 04:38 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Here is my results... please take a look...


Code:
3.2.9-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-tools-3.2.9-1.fc16.x86_64
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.8-4.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.2.9-1.fc16.x86_64
abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.7-2.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.2.9-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-headers-3.2.9-1.fc16.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-11.fc16.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-290.10-1.fc16.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-290.10-1.fc16.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.2.9-1.fc16.x86_64-290.10-1.fc16.17.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-290.10-1.fc16.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-13.fc16.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-290.10-1.fc16.4.x86_64

nvidia              12123658  0 
i2c_core               37955  2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2


# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 290.10  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-07.nvidia.com)  Wed Nov 16 18:46:42 PST 2011

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 270.18  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-08.nvidia.com)  Tue Jan 18 22:06:28 PST 2011

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
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"

    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "CRT-1"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 81.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8500 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP: 1280x1024 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0; DFP: 1024x768 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0; DFP: 800x600 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +800+0; DFP: 640x480 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +640+0"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    Option         "RenderAccel" "True"
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024 +0+0, DFP: 1280x1024 +0+0; CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1024+0, DFP: 1024x768 +0+0; CRT: nvidia-auto-select +800+0, DFP: 800x600 +0+0; CRT: nvidia-auto-select +640+0, DFP: 640x480 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
  #2074  
Old 9th March 2012, 06:03 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

After a kernel update, I decided to try using the nvidia driver again. This time, running dmesg told me something extra about a page fault when the nvidia driver attempted to access the hardware. This gave me a clue, so I disabled the IOMMU option in my BIOS, and things worked after that.

Also found this post: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=159335

IOMMU is normally only needed when using virtualization, so I'm still confused why this made a difference, but hope this helps anyone else with a similar issue. I also got the following message early in the kernel log:

Code:
[    0.000000] Your BIOS doesn't leave a aperture memory hole
[    0.000000] Please enable the IOMMU option in the BIOS setup
[    0.000000] This costs you 64 MB of RAM
I have a Biostar TA890FXE motherboard.
  #2075  
Old 9th March 2012, 12:06 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Hi there Leigh,
I did both "modprobe nvidia" and "lsmod | grep nvidia". The "modprobe nvidia" showed:
Code:
ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': No such device
The "lsmod | grep nvidia" command didn't show anything. I made sure the IOMMU feature was disabled in my bios. I did do a
Code:
cat /proc/modules
which is basically the same as lsmod, and that showed some results:
Code:
nouveau 785691 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0418000
video 18980 1 nouveau, Live 0xffffffffa03a4000
ttm 79709 1 nouveau, Live 0xffffffffa0403000
drm_kms_helper 40409 1 nouveau, Live 0xffffffffa03f8000
drm 241891 3 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper, Live 0xffffffffa03aa000
be2iscsi 72510 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0391000
iscsi_boot_sysfs 15641 1 be2iscsi, Live 0xffffffffa02f8000
bnx2i 54632 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0382000
cnic 62599 1 bnx2i, Live 0xffffffffa036c000
uio 19044 1 cnic, Live 0xffffffffa02b7000
cxgb4i 32879 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0300000
cxgb4 103202 1 cxgb4i, Live 0xffffffffa0351000
cxgb3i 32950 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0347000
cxgb3 155601 1 cxgb3i, Live 0xffffffffa0320000
mdio 13398 1 cxgb3, Live 0xffffffffa0293000
lockd 84836 0 - Live 0xffffffffa030a000
sunrpc 235511 1 lockd, Live 0xffffffffa02bd000
libcxgbi 56447 2 cxgb4i,cxgb3i, Live 0xffffffffa02a8000
ib_iser 37936 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0298000
rdma_cm 42026 1 ib_iser, Live 0xffffffffa0287000
ib_addr 13745 1 rdma_cm, Live 0xffffffffa0282000
iw_cm 18221 1 rdma_cm, Live 0xffffffffa026d000
ib_cm 41725 1 rdma_cm, Live 0xffffffffa0276000
ib_sa 28484 2 rdma_cm,ib_cm, Live 0xffffffffa0258000
ib_mad 42244 2 ib_cm,ib_sa, Live 0xffffffffa0261000
ib_core 73820 6 ib_iser,rdma_cm,iw_cm,ib_cm,ib_sa,ib_mad, Live 0xffffffffa0244000
iscsi_tcp 18333 0 - Live 0xffffffffa021f000
libiscsi_tcp 23970 4 cxgb4i,cxgb3i,libcxgbi,iscsi_tcp, Live 0xffffffffa0239000
libiscsi 50543 8 be2iscsi,bnx2i,cxgb4i,cxgb3i,libcxgbi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,libiscsi_tcp, Live 0xffffffffa022b000
ip6t_REJECT 12939 2 - Live 0xffffffffa0226000
scsi_transport_iscsi 51941 8 be2iscsi,bnx2i,libcxgbi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,libiscsi, Live 0xffffffffa0211000
nf_conntrack_ipv6 14297 2 - Live 0xffffffffa0208000
nf_defrag_ipv6 18095 1 nf_conntrack_ipv6, Live 0xffffffffa01fe000
ip6table_filter 12815 1 - Live 0xffffffffa01f9000
nf_conntrack_ipv4 14622 2 - Live 0xffffffffa01f4000
nf_defrag_ipv4 12673 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4, Live 0xffffffffa01ef000
xt_state 12578 4 - Live 0xffffffffa01ae000
nf_conntrack 82339 3 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state, Live 0xffffffffa01d9000
ip6_tables 27073 1 ip6table_filter, Live 0xffffffffa00dd000
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36102 4 - Live 0xffffffffa0137000
snd_usb_audio 125613 0 - Live 0xffffffffa018e000
snd_usbmidi_lib 24728 1 snd_usb_audio, Live 0xffffffffa0186000
snd_rawmidi 29532 1 snd_usbmidi_lib, Live 0xffffffffa00ed000
snd_seq_device 14136 1 snd_rawmidi, Live 0xffffffffa00bd000
snd_hda_codec_realtek 145327 1 - Live 0xffffffffa01b4000
snd_hda_intel 33277 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0141000
snd_hda_codec 116112 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel, Live 0xffffffffa0168000
snd_hwdep 17650 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec, Live 0xffffffffa00ce000
snd_pcm 97100 4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, Live 0xffffffffa014f000
gspca_vc032x 32778 0 - Live 0xffffffffa012d000
gspca_main 27765 1 gspca_vc032x, Live 0xffffffffa00e5000
snd_page_alloc 18101 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm, Live 0xffffffffa00b7000
videodev 93788 1 gspca_main, Live 0xffffffffa0111000
snd_timer 28690 1 snd_pcm, Live 0xffffffffa00d4000
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 16726 1 videodev, Live 0xffffffffa00c8000
snd 78862 11 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer, Live 0xffffffffa00fc000
media 20444 1 videodev, Live 0xffffffffa00c2000
soundcore 14491 1 snd, Live 0xffffffffa00b2000
sp5100_tco 13697 0 - Live 0xffffffffa00ad000
i2c_piix4 13694 0 - Live 0xffffffffa00f7000
i2c_core 38028 5 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,videodev,i2c_piix4, Live 0xffffffffa00a2000
eeepc_wmi 12826 0 - Live 0xffffffffa009d000
asus_wmi 23886 1 eeepc_wmi, Live 0xffffffffa0092000
sparse_keymap 13526 1 asus_wmi, Live 0xffffffffa0085000
rfkill 21384 1 asus_wmi, Live 0xffffffffa008b000
r8169 56830 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0076000
mii 13527 1 r8169, Live 0xffffffffa0071000
mxm_wmi 12823 1 nouveau, Live 0xffffffffa006c000
k10temp 13119 0 - Live 0xffffffffa004f000
edac_core 51592 0 - Live 0xffffffffa005e000
edac_mce_amd 22882 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0054000
serio_raw 13371 0 - Live 0xffffffffa004a000
wmi 18697 3 nouveau,asus_wmi,mxm_wmi, Live 0xffffffffa0044000
microcode 19252 0 - Live 0xffffffffa003a000
uinput 17673 0 - Live 0xffffffffa000f000
firewire_ohci 40377 0 - Live 0xffffffffa002f000
firewire_core 61429 1 firewire_ohci, Live 0xffffffffa001f000
crc_itu_t 12579 1 firewire_core, Live 0xffffffffa0018000
usb_storage 56275 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0000000

I'll attacth the last dmesg I have and the mv and dracut commands I re-ran on the kernel to this post.
Regards,
STEVE555
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  #2076  
Old 25th March 2012, 12:24 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Hi all,
I think I can class my problem as "solved". I downloaded the akmod-nvidia-295.33 driver and rebuilt the latest kernel. The nvidia driver worked grat for me. I want to thank all that tried to help me.

Regards,
Steve555
  #2077  
Old 27th March 2012, 09:54 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Hi, apologies if this has already been answered (but the thread is too long to wade through ....):
The guide for F16 seems not to have a section relevant to GeForce FX cards (as the F15 guide does).
Is there a problem with F16 and FX cards, or can I just use the akmod (non PAE) guide as listed for the other nvidia cards?

Thanks in advance, Eudemus
  #2078  
Old 27th March 2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by eudemus View Post
Hi, apologies if this has already been answered (but the thread is too long to wade through ....):
The guide for F16 seems not to have a section relevant to GeForce FX cards (as the F15 guide does).
Is there a problem with F16 and FX cards, or can I just use the akmod (non PAE) guide as listed for the other nvidia cards?

Thanks in advance, Eudemus
Yes there is, the fx driver driver doesn't work with F16 Xorg.
  #2079  
Old 27th March 2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

>Yes there is, the fx driver driver doesn't work with F16 Xorg.

Thanks. That's helpful to know. So - what options when that's the card you've got? Assuming nouveau is hopeless (lots of distorted bits across the screen - though having (after various problems) reinstalled and done yum update & upgrade, this seems less severe now, so maybe nouveau is the way to go ...), is there any option at all for using an nvidia driver for FX cards on F16?
Or any advice on what the best driver option is, if there is no nvidia option?
Thanks, Eudemus
  #2080  
Old 27th March 2012, 12:58 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by eudemus View Post
>Yes there is, the fx driver driver doesn't work with F16 Xorg.

Thanks. That's helpful to know. So - what options when that's the card you've got? Assuming nouveau is hopeless (lots of distorted bits across the screen - though having (after various problems) reinstalled and done yum update & upgrade, this seems less severe now, so maybe nouveau is the way to go ...), is there any option at all for using an nvidia driver for FX cards on F16?
Or any advice on what the best driver option is, if there is no nvidia option?
Thanks, Eudemus
There is no other option, nVidia has EOLed the FX lineup so if the Noveau drivers don't work you're SOL. nVidia only supports
GeForce 6 and up, so I doubt Noveau will put much effort into the FX series support as well. You can get AGP and PCI GeForce 6200 cards,
assuming thats the reason why you're using an FX card.

You could use the Generic VESA drivers and have the CPU render everything, but that would be painfully slow. Another option would be to change to a long life distro like CentOS or Scientific Linux.

Last edited by MorphingDragon; 27th March 2012 at 01:00 PM.
  #2081  
Old 27th March 2012, 01:17 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Thanks. That's much appreciated.
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Old 29th March 2012, 02:49 AM
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F16 - 3.1.x kernel + nvidia

Hi Leigh, and everyone.

I need to get a 3.1.x kernel to work, since my Blackmagic Intensity Pro does not support kernels above yet.

Can someone give me any advice on how to do so?

If I boot my 3.1.0-7 kernel, the nvidia drivers don't run, .. probably because I have 290.10 nvidia driver?

However, I can not hunt down the right combination of packages - kernels and nvidia drivers.
Yum is failing in dependency resolution. I had official nvidia drivers installed, but that didn't work well. (100% CPU usage on one core, and freezing). I also attempted to build a custom kernel, but still no go.

Any advice appreciated.

Code:
 abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.7-2.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
kernel-headers-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-290.10-2.fc16.2.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64-285.05.09-1.fc16.4.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64-290.10-1.fc16.15.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64-290.10-2.fc16.2.x86_64
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.8-4.fc16.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-13.fc16.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-11.fc16.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-290.10-1.fc16.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-290.10-1.fc16.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-290.10-1.fc16.x86_64
3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
nvidia              12124066  30 
i2c_core               37991  2 nvidia,i2c_piix4
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 285.05.33  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-04.nvidia.com)  Thu Jan 19 14:30:23 PST 2012

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
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"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "hu"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Samsung SyncMaster"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 81.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +1680+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 29th March 2012, 07:40 AM
leepaul
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Re: F16 - 3.1.x kernel + nvidia

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaKing View Post
Hi Leigh, and everyone.

I need to get a 3.1.x kernel to work, since my Blackmagic Intensity Pro does not support kernels above yet.

Can someone give me any advice on how to do so?

If I boot my 3.1.0-7 kernel, the nvidia drivers don't run, .. probably because I have 290.10 nvidia driver?

However, I can not hunt down the right combination of packages - kernels and nvidia drivers.
Yum is failing in dependency resolution. I had official nvidia drivers installed, but that didn't work well. (100% CPU usage on one core, and freezing). I also attempted to build a custom kernel, but still no go.

Any advice appreciated.

Code:
 abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.7-2.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
kernel-headers-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-290.10-2.fc16.2.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64-285.05.09-1.fc16.4.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64-290.10-1.fc16.15.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64-290.10-2.fc16.2.x86_64
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.8-4.fc16.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-13.fc16.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-11.fc16.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-290.10-1.fc16.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-290.10-1.fc16.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-290.10-1.fc16.x86_64
3.3.0-4.fc16.x86_64
nvidia              12124066  30 
i2c_core               37991  2 nvidia,i2c_piix4
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 285.05.33  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-04.nvidia.com)  Thu Jan 19 14:30:23 PST 2012

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
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"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "hu"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Samsung SyncMaster"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 81.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +1680+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Use akmod-nvidia


Code:
su
yum install akmod-nvidia
yum erase kmod-nvidia
akmods --kernels 3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64
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Old 29th March 2012, 01:23 PM
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Thumbs up Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Thank you, that worked.
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Old 30th March 2012, 01:49 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Hi, another computer, another problem.

I have (eventually) upgraded to F16 using preupgrade. I *think* I'm using the nvidia driver for my GeForce 8600 GT (is there some way of checking?), but the resolution for my monitor isn't being detected. I've had the same issue previously (for some reason this monitor doesn't readily get detected), and usually have sorted it by adding things to xorg.conf such as the following:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 48.36-49.702
VertRefresh 59.81-60.00
Modeline "1280x768_60.00" 79.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync
Option "PreferredMode" "1280x768_60.00"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT]"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x768" "10072x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT]"
BusID "PCI:01:00:0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

When I've done this, it seems that when the xserver attempts to restart (e.g. by logging out), I get a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left - i.e. X never quite starts, and I never get to the graphical logon screen.


But I'm getting the impression that this kind of thing shouldn't really be done via xorg.conf any more, and I'm wondering what the correct way to do this is.

Cheers in advance for all assistance (this forum has saved my bacon on many an occasion). Much appreciated.
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