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Old 12th October 2004, 01:52 AM
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Wink NVIDIA Install made easier

I hope this is the right area to post this....

Anyhow, I ran thru the whole 9 yards everyone else has with installing the nvidia drivers from their site and here's one way I did it that was by far I think the easiest.

After downloading your driver to say /home/tbonejo/, open up a terminal and do su to get to root.
Then do:
[root@localhost tbonejo]# gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Edit your file by commenting or deleting the "Load DRI" part under the module section.
Go down to the Device section and replace the "nv" driver with "nvidia".

Save it.

Close out of gedit.

Then type:
/sbin/Init 3
press enter
then once it loads again...log in as root.

Then:
cd /home/tbonejo(your username)
Then:
type "dir" to see whats there, that way the nvidia driver you downloaded is there and easy to retype everything as it should be.

Run the installer by typing:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run

Once thats done, type:

/sbin/Init 5

And thats it, you bypassed using the vi editor while in textmode, which I know for myself was a real pain to work with.

Then once your in graphic mode again, do that:
gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root and make sure the "Load glx" is listed under the module section.

You should be good to go now.

Hope this helps a little.
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Old 12th October 2004, 02:09 AM
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dont forget commenting out "dri" from the Module Section as described here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-6111.html
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Old 12th October 2004, 02:16 AM
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Great resource. Thanks for the tutorial.
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Old 12th October 2004, 03:31 AM
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What about the nvidia source packages at http://rpm.livna.org/ ?
I thought it was a little simpler.
Just make sure the package matches your kernel.
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Old 12th October 2004, 03:35 AM
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03giaint's suggestion worked for me! It saved me the hassle of going through all that stuff, and the possibility of messing up X.

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Old 12th October 2004, 02:13 PM
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Yes, using rpms is the best way to install the nvidia drivers. Hopefully, ATI users will soon enjoy the same priveledge.
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Old 12th October 2004, 04:57 PM
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I tried to do the install with the rpms but had issues and went the route I described. Worked anyhow.

imdeemvp:
I did cover this:

Edit your file by commenting or deleting the "Load DRI" part under the module section.
Go down to the Device section and replace the "nv" driver with "nvidia".
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Old 12th October 2004, 05:50 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tbonejo
I tried to do the install with the rpms but had issues and went the route I described. Worked anyhow.

imdeemvp:
I did cover this:

Edit your file by commenting or deleting the "Load DRI" part under the module section.
Go down to the Device section and replace the "nv" driver with "nvidia".
I had issues with the rpms too. Although I was an extreme novice at that time and I may well have goofed something up. Anyway, I never saw the nVidia splash screen and when I changed "nv" to "nvidia" my system crashed.

I used yum to remove nvidia-glx and then used the nVidia installer. It works very well now.
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