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Old 21st September 2006, 06:55 PM
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Just a rant: NVIDIA video driver

I am trying to install a driver for my NVIDIA Geforce card (still), but I seem to be having some problems. First, the program NVIDIA included to install the driver told me I couldn't use the xwindow system while installing the driver. When I finally figured out how to shut that off (I'm a little new), it said that I needed "binutils" installed and exited, so I had to go search for that. I thought, "Hey, after all that trouble, that's got to be all the program wants, right?" Wrong. Next I was told to install "glibc" or something (which had 2 dependancies of its own), and now it tells me I need to source code for the freakin' kernel. TO INSTALL A VIDEO CARD DRIVER! I'm using FC5, and I found that it was decided not to include the kernel source with it on the DVD... how nice. NVIDIA is pretending to be helpful by actually providing Linux drivers for their devices, but except for that, I have to ask: Is there anything NVIDIA won't do to keep me from using their video card on Linux??! (Hey, I don't even know if the drivers are real! I just have a program from NVIDIA that says it can install them!)

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Old 21st September 2006, 06:57 PM
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Trying to install the drivers from the nVidia-site?
Try these instead: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#nvidia
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Old 21st September 2006, 06:58 PM
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Hello:
The easiest and safest way to install your nVidia driver is to follow this guide: or what Gul Dukat posted (sorry Gul Dukat, didn't mean to post over you ..lag thing)
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...es.html#nVidia
Why?
http://forum.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=124643

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Old 21st September 2006, 07:10 PM
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Hello:
The easiest and safest way to install your nVidia driver is to follow this guide:
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...es.html#nVidia
Why?
http://forum.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=124643

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Just out of curiousity. But the manual of Stanton-Finley and FedroaFaq comes down to the same thing, doesn't it? Or am I missing something here?
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Old 21st September 2006, 07:16 PM
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Just out of curiousity. But the manual of Stanton-Finley and FedroaFaq comes down to the same thing, doesn't it? Or am I missing something here?
Hello:
Yes petty much.
It's just very easy to follow for everyone IMO. As well as other goodies that most people have or will have questions about.

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Old 21st September 2006, 07:20 PM
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But I love to hate my computer so much!
Okay, I'll try it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 21st September 2006, 07:27 PM
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Yes petty much.
It's just very easy to follow for everyone IMO. As well as other goodies that most people have or will have questions about.

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Ah oke. Thanks, for the additional information.
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Old 21st September 2006, 10:54 PM
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Isn't the Livna RPM called kmod-nvidia-legacy nowadays?
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Old 21st September 2006, 10:58 PM
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Isn't the Livna RPM called kmod-nvidia-legacy nowadays?
Hello:
Only for the legacy supported nVidia cards i.e. tnt etc
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...ppendix-a.html
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Old 22nd September 2006, 12:37 AM
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Don't you just love proprietary software?
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