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15th December 2006, 02:09 AM
Hey all,

I am trying to install nvidia drivers for FC 5 and I can't get it to work. Like I said, I am comign from SuSE so some things are just a little bit different. Here's what I did, and where it went wrong:
-downloaded nvidia driver for x86_64 linux versions from their site
-downloaded kernel-source and installed it for my kernel (2.6.15-1)
-switched to RL 3 and shelled the nvidia driver
-It then said it was unable to find the kernel source that I installed and that it was exiting, but I clearly downloaded and installed the right one.

I'm only asking because with SuSE, this was all done automatically the first time I installed the kernel-source packages through YaST.

Thanks a lot in advance,


15th December 2006, 03:13 AM
You need to install the following package(s). Actually, it was not looking for the source rpm.

kernel-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig

If yum is new to you have a look here :

yum install kernel-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig

It would also be a good idea to update your installation before you install the drivers. However, that's up to you.

You should also disable SELinux or have a look here for some quick fixes. http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html#nVidia

Then try your nividia driver install again.