Thursday, April 27, 2006

Nvidia Drivers on Fedora Core 5

How to install nvidia drivers on fedora core 5

First install the atrpms repository (in this article)
yum install nvidia-graphics
All the dependencies should install as well
next edit your device in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Now we must configure our xorg.conf file to use the new driver. First, always make a backup of the default xorg.conf. As a su, type:
$ cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.default
Open xorg.conf for editing:
$ vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Locate Driver "nv" and replace with Driver “nvidia"
Add the line:
Load "glx" # 3D layer
in the same section that contains Load "dbe".
Look for any lines that read Load "dri" or Load "Glcore" and remove them.
Start the X server by typing startx. You will see an Nvidia splash screen if you are successful. If you run into trouble, you can restore your old xorg.conf by typing:
$ cp /etc/X11/xorg.default /etc/X11/xorg.conf
When you have your driver successfully installed, newer versions in the future can be installed using:
$ yum update nvidia-graphics

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