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ashley194
18th June 2007, 08:51 AM
Hi all!
Had a search, but didn't find exactly what I need to do. Could anyone tell me exactly what to do, to get Beryl working on F7? I'm a total n00b at Linux & love F7, just want to get Beryl working in KDE not Gnome!

Thanks,

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 08:58 AM
1. install the Livna nvidia driver
2 . install beryl.
3. this subject has been covered many times so do a forum search first before posting a new thread. :cool:


try this for the nvidia driver

su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia
nvidia-config-display enable
service nvidia restart

reboot


and this for beryl

su -
yum install beryl
beryl-manager


and before you ask , this for multimedia ;)

http://www.diffingo.com/blog/content/view/37/33/

ashley194
18th June 2007, 10:56 AM
Thanks for such a speedy response :) Will do all the above tonight when I get home from the office.

ashley194
18th June 2007, 12:53 PM
Thanks for these instructions, is it advisable to copy & paste the entire block of commands into konsole ie.

‘su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia
nvidia-config-display enable
service nvidia restart’

Or would you recommend entering commands 1 line at a time? Sorry for such dumb questions, please be gentle :rolleyes:

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 01:05 PM
One line at a time ( 5 in total )

you could do it in 3 commands including beryl as well ( I am just playing :) )



su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum -y install kmod-nvidia && nvidia-config-display enable && service nvidia restart && yum -y install beryl

ashley194
18th June 2007, 08:16 PM
Hi leigh123@linux,
Tried the above advice, got a screen full of text :( So have re-installed F7, simply to get back to this point (on second thoughts, suppose I could've gone back to XP). Any ideas why F7 bombed-out :eek:

Thanks

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 08:21 PM
Hi leigh123@linux,
Tried the above advice, got a screen full of text :( So have re-installed F7, simply to get back to this point (on second thoughts, suppose I could've gone back to XP). Any ideas why F7 bombed-out :eek:

Thanks


Was it something like this :)


[root@localhost ~]# yum ************************
Loading "allowdowngrade" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gnome-mount.i386 0:0.6-2.fc7 set to be erased
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-mount >= 0.5 for package: nautilus-cd-burner
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-mount >= 0.4 for package: gnome-vfs2
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-mount >= 0.4 for package: gnome-volume-manager
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-mount = 0.6-2.fc7 for package: gnome-mount-nautilus-properties
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gnome-volume-manager.i386 0:2.17.0-7.fc7 set to be erased
---> Package gnome-mount-nautilus-properties.i386 0:0.6-2.fc7 set to be erased
---> Package nautilus-cd-burner.i386 0:2.18.2-1.fc7 set to be erased
---> Package gnome-vfs2.i386 0:2.18.1-4.fc7 set to be erased
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-pilot
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: krb5-auth-dialog
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: librsvg2
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-bluetooth-libs
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: im-chooser
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gstreamer-plugins-base
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: totem-plparser
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-python2-libegg
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-desktop
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-image-converter
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: libgnomeui
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-vfs2-devel
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: vlc
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-netstatus
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: eel2
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: bug-buddy
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: yelp
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-sendto
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnomebaker
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gthumb
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: xine-lib-extras
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gedit-plugins
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-vfs2 >= 2.5.0 for package: gtkhtml2
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: eog
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: libgnome
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gucharmap
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: xfce4-xfapplet-plugin
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gtkhtml3
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-open-terminal
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gedit
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: file-roller
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: banshee
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: xchat-gnome
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-system-monitor
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-commander
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-applets
--> Processing Dependency: nautilus-cd-burner >= 2.15.3 for package: sound-juicer
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: fast-user-switch-applet
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: planner
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: evolution-webcal
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-vfs2-smb
--> Processing Dependency: libnautilus-burn.so.4 for package: gnome-media
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: libbonoboui
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-terminal
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: desktop-printing
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-search-tool
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: evolution-data-server
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: control-center
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-games
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: libgail-gnome
--> Processing Dependency: libnautilus-burn.so.4 for package: brasero
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-sharp
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-session
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-extensions
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-power-manager
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-python2-applet
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: heliodor
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-screensaver
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-media
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-python2
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-python2-gnomevfs
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: openoffice.org-core
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-flac-converter
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gok
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: sound-juicer
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gcalctool
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: evince
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: firefox
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: nautilus-actions
--> Processing Dependency: libnautilus-burn.so.4 for package: banshee
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-panel
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: brasero
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-bluetooth
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: ekiga
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-volume-manager for package: gnome-session
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: vino
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: NetworkManager-gnome
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-utils
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: libgnomekbd
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gnome-spell
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: gconf-editor
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: evolution
--> Processing Dependency: libgnomevfs-2.so.0 for package: compiz
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check



This is the output from the yum package management ( 100% normal )

ashley194
18th June 2007, 08:34 PM
No, after I installed all the things mentioned, I rebooted. Instead of booting back into F7 & logging-on I got a message to say that "X failed to start, would I like to see the output? Well something along those lines anyway, so I put F7's DVD back in the drive & installed afresh :( Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks :)

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 08:44 PM
No, after I installed all the things mentioned, I rebooted. Instead of booting back into F7 & logging-on I got a message to say that "X failed to start, would I like to see the output? Well something along those lines anyway, so I put F7's DVD back in the drive & installed afresh :( Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks :)

The nvidia driver should be no problem , it is likely to be beryl and kde at fault.

can you post the output from this


su -
yum list kernel

Try just this part

su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia
nvidia-config-display enable
service nvidia restart


If you loose X it should offer a option to reconfigure X to a useable state

ashley194
18th June 2007, 09:00 PM
I'm back :(

Here's what my konsole tells me

# service nvidia restart
Disabling the nvidia driver: [ OK ]
Checking for module nvidia.ko: [FAILED]
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen was not found. [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found. [WARNING]

Help please :eek:

Oh yes, here's the output you asked for:

yum list kernel
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Installed Packages
kernel.x86_64 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 installed
kernel.x86_64 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 installed

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 09:18 PM
I'm back :(

Here's what my konsole tells me

# service nvidia restart
Disabling the nvidia driver: [ OK ]
Checking for module nvidia.ko: [FAILED]
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen was not found. [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found. [WARNING]

Help please :eek:

Oh yes, here's the output you asked for:

yum list kernel
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Installed Packages
kernel.x86_64 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 installed
kernel.x86_64 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 installed



kernel.x86_64 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 installed

The nvidia driver should work with this kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 ,




nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen was not found. [WARNING]

Do you use XEN? ( this is probably why it failed last time, there is no nvidia driver for the XEN kernel )

as you are running 64 bit you will need this as well



su -
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-32bit

telepatico
18th June 2007, 09:30 PM
The "yum install kmod-nvidia", gave me this results:


Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
livna 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 126 kB 00:00
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 0:100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3228.fc7 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 100.14.09 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:100.14.09-2.lvn7 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: livna-config-display for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package livna-config-display.noarch 0:0.0.12-1.lvn7 set to be updated

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Installing:
kmod-nvidia i686 100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3228.fc7 livna 2.4 M
Installing for dependencies:
livna-config-display noarch 0.0.12-1.lvn7 livna 55 k
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia i386 100.14.09-2.lvn7 livna 4.9 M

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 3 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 7.4 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): kmod-nvidia-100.14 100% |=========================| 2.4 MB 00:03
(2/3): livna-config-displ 100% |=========================| 55 kB 00:00
(3/3): xorg-x11-drv-nvidi 100% |=========================| 4.9 MB 00:06
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Importing GPG key 0xA109B1EC "Livna.org rpms <rpm-key@livna.org>" from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: livna-config-display ######################### [1/3]
Installing: kmod-nvidia ######################### [2/3]
Installing: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia ######################### [3/3]

Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 0:100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3228.fc7
Dependency Installed: livna-config-display.noarch 0:0.0.12-1.lvn7 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:100.14.09-2.lvn7
Complete!

When entered;
"nvidia-config-display enable"

result was:
bash: nvidia-config-display: command not found

and for:
service nvidia restart

result was:
bash: service: command not found

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 09:38 PM
The "yum install kmod-nvidia", gave me this results:


Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
livna 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 126 kB 00:00
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 0:100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3228.fc7 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 100.14.09 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:100.14.09-2.lvn7 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: livna-config-display for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package livna-config-display.noarch 0:0.0.12-1.lvn7 set to be updated

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Installing:
kmod-nvidia i686 100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3228.fc7 livna 2.4 M
Installing for dependencies:
livna-config-display noarch 0.0.12-1.lvn7 livna 55 k
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia i386 100.14.09-2.lvn7 livna 4.9 M

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 3 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 7.4 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): kmod-nvidia-100.14 100% |=========================| 2.4 MB 00:03
(2/3): livna-config-displ 100% |=========================| 55 kB 00:00
(3/3): xorg-x11-drv-nvidi 100% |=========================| 4.9 MB 00:06
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Importing GPG key 0xA109B1EC "Livna.org rpms <rpm-key@livna.org>" from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: livna-config-display ######################### [1/3]
Installing: kmod-nvidia ######################### [2/3]
Installing: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia ######################### [3/3]

Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 0:100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3228.fc7
Dependency Installed: livna-config-display.noarch 0:0.0.12-1.lvn7 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:100.14.09-2.lvn7
Complete!

When entered;
"nvidia-config-display enable"

result was:
bash: nvidia-config-display: command not found

and for:
service nvidia restart

result was:
bash: service: command not found

Did you use full root ( su - ) the dash makes a difference

su -
nvidia-config-display enable
service nvidia restart


If you dont use full root you need to add /sbin/

i.e

su
/sbin/nvidia-config-display enable
/sbin/service nvidia restart

telepatico
18th June 2007, 09:46 PM
nvidia-config-display enable gave me:
Driver already enabled.
then, service nvidia restart gave me:

Disabling the nvidia driver: [ OK ]
Checking for module nvidia.ko: [ OK ]
Enabling the nvidia driver: [ OK ]

Thank you very much.

telepatico
18th June 2007, 10:00 PM
Oops, I screwed up;

while installation was successful, my laptop now gave me a black screen, also my second monitor. If I unplug second monitor and reboot, same problem. Any way to roll back to what I had before?

My video card is an nVidia GO 7600.

Thanks.

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 10:09 PM
Ok

press Ctrl + Alt + F6 to get a login shell

nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf


and change this from


Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 7600 GT"
Option "Coolbits" "1" # enables nv overclock
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
EndSection



to ( "nv" is this driver doesn't work select "vesa" )



Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 7600 GT"
Option "Coolbits" "1" # enables nv overclock
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
EndSection

then save and exit nano

then type


startx

to remove the driver

su -
service nvidia stop
yum remove kmod-nvidia* xorg-x11-drv-nvidia* livna-config-display

leadgolem
18th June 2007, 10:16 PM
I have noticed that the nvidia driver tends to get twitchy if you install it while you have a second monitor attached.

ashley194
18th June 2007, 10:28 PM
Well, after 3 installs of F7 I'm no nearer to getting my nVidia 7600GT drivers loaded or Beryl on KDE :( I'm sure I'll have a try tomorrow night.

Thanks for all the patience shown.

leigh123linux
18th June 2007, 10:32 PM
Well, after 3 installs of F7 I'm no nearer to getting my nVidia 7600GT drivers loaded or Beryl on KDE :( I'm sure I'll have a try tomorrow night.

Thanks for all the patience shown.

Your welcome.


Try a default package install and try to avoid XEN as this can cause problems with nvidia

telepatico
18th June 2007, 11:31 PM
I am back to normal video operations. No dual or external monitor, but got Beryl working, just don't know hot to use it.

ashley194
19th June 2007, 07:11 AM
At 6:30 this morning, I followed your advice & finally managed to install nVidia drivers to F7 :D All I've got to do now, is to get Beryl to play nicely.

Thanks for all the great help :)