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Old 1st March 2008, 04:15
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Default FC8x64 nvidia 8500gt problems

I;m sure this question is asked all the time and for that I apologize, I've recently moved from dirty xp to fedorax64. I've started with the fedora perfect desktop howto and I'm stuck on installing my drivers. I've also tried doing the drivers by following the nvidia websites instruction but it still doesn't work. Every time i reboot i have to re-setup xserver and hope linux loads. I don't know what errors to post so any help would be appreciated.
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Any errors in your logs? The logs are located in the /var/log directory.
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I'm not sure what log to look in, I looked in my nvidia install log(obvious choice i guess) and there were some errors. Umm oh i forgot to mention earlier that when i tried to install the drivers with the 64bit stuff, they said i was running a 32bit os.
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Can you post the exact error messages?
What's the output of
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uname -a
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I was talking to my friend and he convinced my to go with 32bit linux but i still have the same problem, this is the output of uname -a "Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23.15-137.fc8 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 17:48:34 EST 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux" but i'm still not sure what log to post, btw i no longer have a nvidia log and there is 3 xwindows logs and i don't want to waste space by posting them all therei is Xorg.0.log, Xorg.0.log.old, and Xorg.setup.log. Thanks for the help also!
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What's the output of
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ls -l /var/log
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Hi,

have you added the livna repository as described in the howto? If yes, install the kmod-nvidia package (i686) that suits to your kernel version. Afterwards reboot your system.

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total 912
-rw------- 1 root root 32821 2008-03-03 00:37 anaconda.log
-rw------- 1 root root 37452 2008-03-03 00:37 anaconda.syslog
-rw------- 1 root root 54770 2008-03-03 00:37 anaconda.xlog
drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 2008-01-11 14:47 audit
drwxr-xr-x 2 torrent torrent 4096 2007-03-25 07:49 bittorrent
-rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 00:38 boot.log
-rw------- 1 root utmp 1536 2008-03-03 13:09 btmp
-rw------- 1 root root 4439 2008-03-03 13:40 cron
drwxr-xr-x 2 lp sys 4096 2008-02-23 05:25 cups
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31841 2008-03-03 12:50 dmesg
-rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 02:13 faillog
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-03-03 13:40 gdm
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-01-28 04:27 httpd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 145708 2008-03-03 13:09 lastlog
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-03-03 02:16 mail
-rw------- 1 root root 4184 2008-03-03 12:51 maillog
-rw------- 1 root root 332937 2008-03-03 13:41 messages
drwxr-xr-x 2 ntp ntp 4096 2007-09-24 08:40 ntpstats
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2006-12-01 05:54 ppp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-03-03 02:09 prelink
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28172 2008-03-03 04:13 rpmpkgs
drwx------ 3 root root 4096 2007-12-10 09:03 samba
-rw------- 1 root root 11622 2008-03-03 13:41 secure
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-02-23 10:00 setroubleshoot
-rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 00:26 spooler
-rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 02:13 tallylog
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-09-27 16:06 vbox
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 72192 2008-03-03 13:45 wtmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52990 2008-03-03 13:40 Xorg.0.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19302 2008-03-03 13:40 Xorg.0.log.old
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1649 2008-03-03 13:40 Xorg.setup.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19684 2008-03-03 13:36 yum.log
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I've already tried that many, many times, but thanks....bumps...

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Sorry for being so whinny but I really want to solve this problem. Does anyone have any ideas...? As a side note, as of late i have to reconfigure xserver graphics each time i log on. Edit...bump...

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