I've tried nv, nouveau - even tried getting livna experimental nvidia drivers. But nothing really cuts it.
I'm also unable to find a guide, to downgrading the necessary Fedora 9 packages to allow me to run nvidia drivers. Does anyone have a link, or some pointers?
Thanks very much,
Since I imagine a lot of people will be having this issue, here is the solution. (Big thanks to brebs)
Go to http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...06#post1003106
Brebs shows you how to get to an old version of xorg.
Now, you'll want to stop the updater trying to update back to the normal xorg. So in /etc/yum.conf add the following line:
(your line might be different?)
Now, the livna nvidia binaries will not work. Because you either use the Fedora 8 .. but the kernel is wrong. Or the Fedora 9 testing, but the xorg is wrong.
So go to the nvidia site, and download the nvidia binary. ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...32_169.12.html
for the normal nvidia drivers )
Go to http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110088
to grab the patch, to patch nvidia for the new linux kernel.
You simply can do it with:
# sh /path/to/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run \
(the names will be slightly different)
Make sure you have installed the kernel development stuff
# yum install kernel-devel
Now log out. And login in text mode. Navigate to where the nvidia is, and run it with:
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2-custom.run
Restart your computer. Run nvidia-settings if you need to, to configure everything.