nVidia vs FC2 Revisited, Again
gswallow at cfl.rr.com
Sat Jul 24 16:36:08 UTC 2004
On Sat, 2004-07-24 at 12:02, Gerry Doris wrote:
nv driver works fine. Except SLOW in FC2. RHWS3 nv driver works faster.
Problem is I need full 3D hardware support and the driver from nvidia.
nVidia driver from 6106 back to 53xx give me the same problem on FC2 and
Have tried these instructions as well. Mesa is not installed.
Thanks for your support,
> I haven't seen your earlier messages but I can tell you how I got my
> nvidia card going (if I remember correctly it's an MX440).
> I assume you can get your system working using the supplied 2d nv
> driver. If that isn't the case then get it working first. Download the
> latest driver from nvidia's website. Change your system so that it
> boots into text. If things do badly it's much easier to go back to your
> working xorg.conf file from the command line.
> Next go into /etc/X11 and make a backup copy of xorg.conf. Carefully go
> through the xorg.conf file and comment out any lines that say anything
> about "DRI". Change "nv" to "nvidia". Save the file.
> In order to compile the nvidia driver you must have the kernel source
> installed as well as the kernel binary. Also, you should remove the
> mesa libs by doing "rpm -e --nodeps xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL".
> Exit windows and from the command line make the nvidia installer an
> executable and run it. If you follow the on screen instructions it
> should install. Don't worry about the rivafb warning message (it's not
> an error message). Do "startx" to go back into windows. If you want to
> boot directly into X then make that change now.
> I was having a real stability problem until I changed my screen saver to
> only a blank screen. Those nice fancy 3d savers would kill my system.
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