I have an Nvidia graphics problem...I have a GeForce 6600, trying to get it to run on a FC5 laptop. It works fine with the kernel 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5, but now I want to use the kernel 2.6.19-1.2288.2.4.fc5.
For some reason the kmod drivers from yum wouldn't work.....So I tried the download straight from NVIDIA. I'm using the 1.0-9755 driver. So I installed the driver, and then I start X, and the Nvidia driver loads - I even get the splash screen. I save the changes to xorg.conf so that the driver is "nvidia". The module is loaded, and it's working fine, I think.
However, whenever I reboot the computer, the nvidia-glx module fails to load (it says it is not present for the kernel 2.6.19-1.2288.2.4.fc5). Then when I check the xorg.conf file after it starts up, it says that the driver is back to "nv", even though I just changed it to "nvidia".
So then I tried killing X (but not restarting) and changing xorg.conf back to "nvidia", and then restarting X, and it works fine again.
I've read lots of the other posts, I just don't know what I'm missing.