avoid nvidia?

Samuel AU runnersam at net-yan.com
Thu Dec 4 15:57:22 UTC 2003

Michael E. Adams 提到:

>I have been using the Nvidia driver for my Dell 8100 and its GeForce2 GO
>video card through several flavors of Linux. Redhat, SuSE and now
>Fedora. I never have had any problems. Once Fedora is installed and
>running correctly:
>1. Down-load the driver from Nvidia.
>2. As user root (or su) edit the line in the /etc/inittab file that
>reads 'id:5:initdefault' to read 'id:3:initdefault'. (leave out the
>single quotes)
>3. Reboot (the x-server will not start up)
>4. Log in as root and run "export CC=gcc32". (CC is upper case)
>5. Run 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run' (leave out the single
>quotes and, if different, substitute the name of the Nvidia driver .run
>file down-loaded in step 1).
>6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
>7. When the driver installation completes successfully, edit the
>/etc/X11/XF86Config file by commenting out the line in the "Module"
>section that reads 'Load "dri"' and by changing the line in the "Device"
>section that reads 'Driver "nv"' to 'Driver "nvidia"'. (leave out the
>single quotes)
>8. Restore the /etc/inittab line that was edited in step 2 to its
>original state (i.e. 'id:5:initdefault'). (leave out the single quotes)
>9. Reboot.
>NOTE: Re-run steps 4, 5 and 6 and then run 'startx' anytime the kernel
>is updated (leave out the single quotes). The x-server will not load
>after rebooting after a kernel update, so you will NOT have to edit the
>/etc/inittab file again. You will also NOT need to edit the
>/etc/X11/XF86Config file again.
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But nvidia driver does not support xawtv which produces memory error
message. :(


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