I've recently fresh installed fc5. Everything worked fine. I installed nVidia just fine too.
I've now upgraded to FC6 and im having problems with nVidia. I've been following the prompts at this site "http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc6.html#nvidia".
When i do a yum install i get this
Transaction Check Error: package kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 is already installed
file /boot/System.map-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
file /boot/config-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
file /boot/symvers-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.gz from install of kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
file /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6
I don't understand what this means. To me it looks like nVidia is already installed or something??? (can you tell how much of a noob i am at the moment?)
So next i did this
rpm -aq | grep nvidia
and i get nothing in my output. Does that mean it's not installed?
Next i tried the "manual" install by trying to match a "kmod-nvidia" driver with a "xorg-x11-drv-nvidia" driver with my kernel.
So 1st i do
Next i go to "http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/" and find:
1. kmod-nvidia-1.0.9629-126.96.36.199_1.2849.fc6.i686.rpm (seems to match the kernel????)
2. xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.9629-1.lvn6.i386.rpm (seems to match the kmod???)
sudo rpm -ivh kmod-nvidia-1.0.9629-188.8.131.52_1.2849.fc6.i686.rpm \ xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.9629-1.lvn6.i386.rpm
and i get this
error: Failed dependencies: kernel-i686 = 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 is needed by kmod-nvidia-1.0.9629-184.108.40.206_1.2849.fc6.i686
So i guess i should have xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.9629-1.lvn6.i686.rpm? Problem is, there's no such thing! And to make matters worse, i cant find anything on http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/
that matches up!
I'm i totally barking up the wrong tree here?? Am i really missing some vital piece of obvious (to you) information?
So next i try
from the Ctrl+Alt+F1 command prompt at login. After turning off X-thingy with "init 3" it starts ok but then i get some rubbish about kernel this and kernel that. I'm really lost. I started walking into water that went over my head about 3 days ago.
I thought that maybe i should do this
su -c "rpm -Uvh --replacefiles --replacepkgs kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686.rpm"
But all i get is
package kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 (which is newer than kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6) is already installed
I'm going postal here. Somebody please point me to a helpful site or tell me to go back to windows or tell me to give up computing all together, anything would be helpful.