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jgrabham
22nd August 2007, 10:29 AM
Been using Ubuntu for about a year, and decided I should probably learn to use a red hat based distro.

Anyway, under ubuntu my Graphics chip (a nvidia geforce 6100) on my Asrock AM2NF6G-VSTA motherboard worked fine, all I had to do was say I didnt mind it was "a restricted driver". Anyway, under Fedora 7, I cant get higher than 800X600 on my display, so my guess is I need to install a driver. I dont have a clue how to install drivers in Fedora, as I am a red hat newbie :D

Thanks

Dangermouse
22nd August 2007, 10:33 AM
A quick nvidia guide
This guide works for both 32 and 64 bit
For FX cards or newer


su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum -y install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-32bit
nvidia-config-display enable
service nvidia restart


For MX cards


su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum -y install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx-libs-32bit
nvidia-96xx-config-display enable
service nvidia-96xx restart


These guides will probably update you to the latest available kernel as well, and also if the kernel is updated a restart will be needed instead of

service nvidia restart

leigh123linux
22nd August 2007, 10:34 AM
I am sure if you do a forum search you will find hundreds of reference's on howto install the nvidia driver.

Dont just post for a answer , try looking first :(

jgrabham
22nd August 2007, 10:43 AM
I am sure if you do a forum search you will find hundreds of reference's on howto install the nvidia driver.

Dont just post for a answer , try looking first :(

I tried googleing it, and found nothing, didnt realise there was a search function on these forums.

Thanks for the replys, Ill try when it finishes updating everything :D

Dangermouse
22nd August 2007, 10:50 AM
Leigh I do often wonder wether its best to give the answer or lead them to the answer?

jgrabham
22nd August 2007, 11:15 AM
It works until

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[root@localhost ~]# service nvidia restart
Disabling the nvidia driver: [ OK ]
Checking for module nvidia.ko: [FAILED]
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 was not found. [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found. [WARNING]

leigh123linux
22nd August 2007, 11:18 AM
It works until

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reboot to the new kernel

jgrabham
22nd August 2007, 11:22 AM
reboot to the new kernel
OK, thanks