Hi, thank you for taking the time to reply
I have now managed to get the driver working I was using the 32bit way of installing them, thus causing a big headache (wouldnt it be simpler to actually just include them on the DVD?)
Anyway heres my method of a successful Nvidia Graphics Driver Install on Fedora Core 3 Final X86_64
1: First Make sure you have the Libstdcc++ librarys installed (system settings> add remove programs, tick all under 'Compatibility Arch Development Support' or you will get an error once you have got the drivers installed trying to play games such as Unreal Tournament 2004 64Bit.
2: Update Kernel and Udev, using Up2Date, Reboot into new Kernel
3: Download 64bit Nvidia Display Drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html
4: Edit /etc/X11/Xorg.conf find line 'Load dri' under "Module",Comment it out with # or delete it. Find 'nv' under "Device" and rename to nvidia
5: Edit /etc/inittab and look for line "id:5:initdefault:" and change it to "id:3:initdefault:"
6: Make sure to remove xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL as root(Works fine for me with & without doing this step, only affects some people)
rpm -e --nodeps --allmatches xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL
7: Reboot, Login as root and run the nvidia installer like this
8: Choose yes to install 32bit compatibility libraries, ignore the part about no kernel matches from nvidia site.
9: Now driver installed, type
cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
10: Now reboot, once rebooted login as root again , type startx and change your /etc/inittab back to "id:5:initdefault:" reboot
Everything should now be fine and Working.
I hope this helps others with the pain of installing these drivers!
Also to point out that if it hangs at configuring kernel parameters whilst performing a reboot in the above steps (which it should'nt) edit the grub loader by pressing E and delete the 'rhgb' and then press ENTER and then select the edited line and press B to boot with the new config, which will allow you to boot without error.
SIDE NOTE: Also if you update any Xorg packages you will most probably need to follow the above steps again, well not quite, just edit your /etc/inittab file to "id:3:initdefault:" and reboot ,remember the xorg.conf is already configured, just sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run , run the installer like so, change the /etc/inittab file to "id:5:initdefault:" once again under root and then reboot, everything should be ok again.