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    Question Fedora 9 Rawhide - nvidia module?

    Hello everyone!
    I'm wondering, has anyone managed to make nvidia module working?
    I have tried with all kernels including 2.6.25-0.35.rc1.fc9 (both nvidia install script & kmod-nvidia from livna), without any luck.
    2.6.25-0.40.rc1.git2.fc9 doesn't boot even

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    I've filed a bugzilla on the git2, btw. It hung on the boot for me too. As to the Nvidia module; gave it a try with the livna-development and kmods; broke completely and left me with even init3 unusable. It's very early in the game and I've got seven other distros with good 3D, so I'm leaving it alone for now.

    What I would check out is Firewing1's posts from when Fedora 8 was in testing. He had some specifics back then that might help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosh
    Hello everyone!
    I'm wondering, has anyone managed to make nvidia module working?
    I have tried with all kernels including 2.6.25-0.35.rc1.fc9 (both nvidia install script & kmod-nvidia from livna), without any luck.
    Hello:
    There is a post here explaining why the current nvidia drivers don't work with F9 Alpha
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...ghlight=fedora

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seve
    Hello:
    There is a post here explaining why the current nvidia drivers don't work with F9 Alpha
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...ghlight=fedora

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    The Nvidia driver wont build with the 2.6.25 kernel !


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    The nVidia driver won't work not due to the kernel (AFAIK there's already a patch to allow building against 2.6.25-rc kernels), but due to the XServer 1.5, nVidia doesn't support pre-release versions of XServer.
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    Hello:

    Yes, according to nVidia -- See AaronP's post
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...ghlight=fedora

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seve
    Hello:

    Yes, according to nVidia -- See AaronP's post
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...ghlight=fedora

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    Indeed, I do believe that they are working on it with the Beta test team (which is closed, of course), so maybe if indeed Fedora 9 gets released with a pre-release 1.5 XServer nVidia might just also add support for it (wishful thinking), seeing how XServer 1.4.1 has been delayed, some say (Michael from Phoronix being a high profile chap) that there are slim chances XServer 1.5 will be out by the time F9 ships.
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    thats not gonna be good, Fedora9 to ship with a 2 thirds completed Xserver when we wont have or be able to use 3D affects ..Plus if Redhat are gonna base Use RHEL6 from Fedora9, surely there gonna want a stable Xserver in fedora so they can use it in RHEL6
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    What I think will happen is that by the time Fedora 9 ships, Xorg is probably going to also release XServer 1.5, which means, it won't be unstable, and that RHEL6 may include it. Fedora is a "big" distro, and I doubt nVidia would leave us in the "dark" (though it'd be a time for AMD's new Open Source drivers to shine, pity the RadeonHD driver won't do 3D for at least 6 more months)
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    thats pretty bad for a company to release cards that wont support 3D for another 6 months,

    i hope your right about Xserver1.5 being released

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetargos
    The nVidia driver won't work not due to the kernel (AFAIK there's already a patch to allow building against 2.6.25-rc kernels), but due to the XServer 1.5, nVidia doesn't support pre-release versions of XServer.
    Hi Thetargos,


    Have you got a link for the kernel patch as I am running Rawhide with the F8 xorg server ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demz
    thats pretty bad for a company to release cards that wont support 3D for another 6 months,

    i hope your right about Xserver1.5 being released
    Well... you can't blame the company as such for that. After all they only do what they think is better for them, and that's only speaking about Open Source drivers. Fglrx drivers do support 3D today, but have too many problems (the main show stopper for me is the lack of XVideo when using AIGLX and composite, i.e no Compiz )

    Leigh, I'm pretty certain I saw the patch posted over at NVnews.net, will try to dig it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetargos
    Well... you can't blame the company as such for that. After all they only do what they think is better for them, and that's only speaking about Open Source drivers. Fglrx drivers do support 3D today, but have too many problems (the main show stopper for me is the lack of XVideo when using AIGLX and composite, i.e no Compiz )

    Leigh, I'm pretty certain I saw the patch posted over at NVnews.net, will try to dig it up.
    fair enough, hope they get it working soon enough or lots will switch to Nvidia

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    nVidia is still the video card of choice for Linux. AMD's objective with their Open Source initiative is (amongst others) to provide the best Linux experience out-of-the-box. There are a few issues that will have to be sorted out in time in the Open Source driver regarding documentation (like for example the biggest issue for Video in the open source driver might be HDCP, and not giving away the DRM implementation, etc, which is why 3D is being implemented before Video). At any rate, ATi's developments are worth noting, as it is a FACT that they have the superior silicone, maybe the Open Source community may in the long run prove to better juice that silicon.
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    maybe, only time will tell

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