I had the following incidence when I was installing the nvidia driver:
- first I installed the fedora core 4 from a DVD
- then I installed yum as suggested in section "How do I enable 3D support for my nVidia graphics card in Fedora Core 4" on the fedorafaq.org
- then I have tried to the following command:
yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-$(uname -r)
but this didn't work because of some dependency errors.
- then I executed only
yum install nvidia-glx
which installed everything needed for the grhics card plus a new kernel. But the Security Keys (GPL) were not correct, I ignored that and installed the packages anyways.
- during the next reboot I was asked for the root password which I typed in without thinking too much. I was asked something like: Need root password for the requested hardware adjustment (but i don't remember the exact words).
- The graphics card and everything works fine now, but ever since the DVD drive is not recognized anymore! Also the BIOS setup program that can be start right the computer is switched on also says that there is no dvd drive connected (but it should be correctly connected, since i used it to install Fedora!)
Here are my question:
- Can it be that the nvidia and kernel packages I have installed were virus infected?
- Can Linux somehow tell the bios that there is no DVD connected? If yes, how can I undo that?