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leo2a6m
13th June 2010, 12:27 AM
I have an HP Elitebook 8730 with a NVidia Quadro FX 2700m video card. I am not able to run the desktop effects because it tells me "accelerated 3D graphics is not available". I tried a graphical front end for YUM to try and search for the drivers, but was unsuccessful. I have the driver from NVidia that I downloaded, but I was unable to get this to install (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.25-pkg2.run). Can anyone help me out here?

Seve
13th June 2010, 01:04 AM
Hello:

Walk through the installation guide located here http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/ and once you have the rpmfusion repository installed you should be good to go. Although, the repo might be down at the moment ?

If that doesn't work for you then you can default to the binaries and get further help here : http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14

Seve

sidebrnz
13th June 2010, 01:05 AM
Go to the section of the forum containing installation guides, and you'll find everything you need. Don't try using that installer, unless you really want to have to install the drivers again every time there's a kernel update.

BugRocks1
13th June 2010, 02:22 AM
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752

The link to Leigh's guide that will help you.

ps: Quadro graphic cards are not all supported even by NVidia own drivers in Linux so you need to check if your card has support first.