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fmfnavydoc
3rd April 2006, 02:12 PM
Hello,

I've used Fedore since FC1, but this is my first attempt with the x86_64 for my AMD 64 system. Does anyone have a walkthrough for installing the latest NVIDIA driver (8178) with the newest kernel?

Thanks! :)

stanmc
3rd April 2006, 02:30 PM
Go to this url:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14

This is an NVIDIA specific site and the fourth "sticky" at the moment deals with this. I just followed its iinstructions to get it to run on my 64X2 in 32 bit mode. It also deals with 64 bit.
This is the title of the thread:

"1.0-8178 for x86-64/em64t and x86 updates (01-22-2006)"

Please note that the patch specified "U012206.diff.txt" is cumulative. It contains all of the other patches that are specific to only one problem in this area.

There are two additional requirements as I recall. You must have the kernel-devel package installed for your version of the kernel and you must install two X11 packages which are mentioned in the thread
"Installing 1.0-8178 on Fedora Core 5" which is the first sticky at the moment on this site. Good luck.

fmfnavydoc
4th April 2006, 12:16 AM
stanmc,

thanks for the hep - got the NVIDIA driver working after checking out your link...

HunterWare
7th April 2006, 05:18 PM
yowza... SO much easier to http://rpm.livna.org... install the livna rpm to enable livna in yum.. and then "yum install kmod-nvidia.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel.x86_64"

happy times....

- Hunter

stanmc
9th April 2006, 01:19 AM
yowza... SO much easier to http://rpm.livna.org... install the livna rpm to enable livna in yum.. and then "yum install kmod-nvidia.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel.x86_64"

happy times....

- Hunter
Not only is it easier, but today I found out why you don't want to use the Nvidia installer. It overwrites files that may cause conflicts. Wish I had seen this info posted before I gave the info about nvnews. In FC4 there was a very strong statement about not mixing livna and RPMforge, dag, dries, and certain other repositories. Now it is suggested that, for those still using RPMforge etc., livna should be added as a repo but left enabled=0 and then when running yum or yumex temporarily enable it to install nvidia. The things we find out after we bust our butts doing it the old/hard way. I'm slowly learning. I'm getting ready to do a complete install so I will wipe out the nvidia install. After I get FC5 running reasonably I will do the livna nvidia only install.