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Old 18th May 2008, 09:11 AM
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This guide got the nvidia drivers working for me on my notebook but it broke touchpad scrolling and user switching.

The error on user switching is:

Quote:
Unable to start new display

The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was no provided by any .service files
I also could not revert the changes because yum said that there was some sort of conflict and then mentioned the nvidia driver.

As much as I want 3D acceleration I want my touchpad functionality more! I'm going to format to revert the changes.
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Old 18th May 2008, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Karmaflute
This guide got the nvidia drivers working for me on my notebook but it broke touchpad scrolling and user switching.

The error on user switching is:



I also could not revert the changes because yum said that there was some sort of conflict and then mentioned the nvidia driver.

As much as I want 3D acceleration I want my touchpad functionality more! I'm going to format to revert the changes.

Did you use the rpm based driver or the nvidia installer ?
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Old 18th May 2008, 09:54 AM
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I used this one:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...73.08-pkg1.run

I think I ran the RPM one too afterwards.

Last edited by Karmaflute; 18th May 2008 at 09:57 AM.
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Karmaflute
I used this one:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...73.08-pkg1.run

I think I ran the RPM one too afterwards.

Uninstall all the nvidia drivers first !

Run these commands from the directory containing the Nvidia installer

Code:
su
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.08-pkg1.run --uninstall
yum erase nvidia-x11-drv*
Undo any changes you made to xorg.conf

Then upgrade xorg as described in post #1
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:20 AM
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I'll have to remember that for next time since I already formatted. I'm a new linux user so I didn't lose anything.

My touchpad functionality is very important. What what I could tell I think the problem was that the synaptics driver was incompatible with the older Xorg and Fedora was defaulting to a regular mouse driver. Maybe recompiling the driver for the older Xorg will fix it but I don't know how to do that.
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:39 AM
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I'll have to remember that for next time since I already formatted. I'm a new linux user so I didn't lose anything.

My touchpad functionality is very important. What what I could tell I think the problem was that the synaptics driver was incompatible with the older Xorg and Fedora was defaulting to a regular mouse driver. Maybe recompiling the driver for the older Xorg will fix it but I don't know how to do that.
I have just checked and this howto misses the synaptics driver in the downgrade process !


Code:
[leigh@localhost ~]$ rpm -q synaptics
synaptics-0.14.6-7.fc9.x86_64
[leigh@localhost ~]$
I think if this package was downgraded as well it would work .
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:51 AM
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I will try this later today. Thank you for the tip!

What about fast user switching? After downgrading Xorg I had to kill X Server every time using Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to log in as a different user.
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:57 PM
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Thank you for the excellent guide, I was about to give up on FC9 (would have been a shame, because I love it so far!), but now I can play games too.
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:58 PM
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Seems lottc's instructions worked here and I have direct rendering. However I had to wget the 64bit version. I tried leigh123 rpms but got dependency error on the 32 bit one and it did not work. I suppose I will just reinstall when Fedora or whoever release proper nvidia drivers.

Now I would be content if I could get k9copy to work
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Old 18th May 2008, 11:01 PM
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Seems lottc's instructions worked here and I have direct rendering. However I had to download the 64bit version. I tried leigh123 rpms but got dependency error on the 32 bit one and it did not work. I suppose I will just reinstall when Fedora or whoever release proper nvidia drivers.

Suppose I should put

glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB, GLX_NV_present_video
GLX version: 1.3
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8500 GT/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.08
OpenGL extensions:

Now I would be content if I could get k9copy to work

Last edited by lmcogs; 18th May 2008 at 11:07 PM.
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Old 18th May 2008, 11:53 PM
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Compiz install

Awesome guide, having my nvidia driver running in Fedora 9 is awesome. I have one small change you might want to mention though:

The line:

yum -y install compiz*

Should really be changed to:

yum -y install compiz-gnome
yum -y install compiz-fusion*
yum -y install gnome-compiz-manager
yum -y install ccsm

assuming the user is running gnome. Using compiz* installs all of KDE because compiz-kde is included. I don't run KDE so I didn't bother figuring out what commands to run for that, just ensure you don't include compiz-fusion-gnome, compiz-gnome or gnome-compiz-manager in the list.

ccsm is the compizconfig settings manager, which also installs libcompizconfig as a dependency. Until I installed this my compiz was acting strange, so I recommend everyone install it.

Last edited by lepyr; 19th May 2008 at 12:42 AM.
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Old 18th May 2008, 11:54 PM
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Wow, good catch. I guess it's good that I already had both installed anyways.

I can't wait for KDE 4.1 so I can start using it.
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Old 19th May 2008, 12:28 AM
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[Karmaflute@localhost ~]$ rpm -q synaptics
synaptics-0.14.6-2.fc8.i386
[Karmaflute@localhost ~]$

Touchpad vertical scrolling still doesn't work.

It works fine in a fresh install of fc8.
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Old 19th May 2008, 12:35 AM
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This guide is excellent!, now I got my fedora 9 with compiz . So far I haven't experienced any problems with yum and everything is working great!.

Thank you!
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Old 19th May 2008, 12:45 AM
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I got it working! I need to add the Synaptics device as CorePointer in xorg.conf for it to work with the older version of X.

I did this before and it reported some problem. It must be working now because the Synaptics driver was downgraded this time.

Under section "ServerLayout" add:

Code:
InputDevice    "synaptics" "CorePointer"
And add a section for it below:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "TapButton1" "1"
	Option	    "TapButton2" "2"
	Option	    "TapButton3" "3"
	Option	    "SHMConfig" "on"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
	Option	    "LeftEdge" "120"
	Option	    "RightEdge" "830"
	Option	    "TopEdge" "120"
	Option	    "BottomEdge" "650"
	Option	    "FingerLow" "14"
	Option	    "FingerHigh" "15"
	Option	    "MaxTapMove" "110"
	Option	    "VertScrollDelta" "20"
	Option	    "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
	Option	    "MinSpeed" "0.3"
	Option	    "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
EndSection
 

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