Nvidia woes

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by dr3w807, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    I need help...I've reinstalled FC8 more times than I'd like to admit, I've begun typing "su* yum install kmod-nvidia" in my sleep. I can't install the drivers for the life of me. Well i guess that's bot true, it's installed, it just doesn't want to do anything. After I restart x-server(log out and in). I have to reconfigure x-server, and when I try to open the nvidia settings it tells me "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server. " and when I do what it says i get "[[email protected] dr3w807]# nvidia-xconfig bash: nvidia-xconfig: command not found" please help.
     
  2. o.meyer

    o.meyer ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Hi dr3w807,

    please give me the output of

    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    Best regards,

    Olli
     
  3. Etrahkad

    Etrahkad New Member

    I know I'm not him, but here is the drivers that are installed for me.

    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "nv"

    I'm having the same issue.
     
  4. o.meyer

    o.meyer ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Hi,

    please change

    Code:
    Driver "nv"
    to

    Code:
    Driver "nvidia"
    After that log out and in again to take the changes effect.

    Best regards,

    Olli
     
  5. Etrahkad

    Etrahkad New Member

    Found another fix

    I have tried that fix, and I would then have to remove xorg.conf to obtain graphic x again because changing nv to nvidia would cause X to be inoperable.

    I have, however, found another fix on fedorafaq.org.

    To install kmod-nvidia

    yum install kmod-nvidia

    Then to put the X system into level 3 to enable nvidia-display-settings

    init 3

    nvidia-display-settings enable

    Kmod-nvidia provides a display utility that takes care of writing to the xorg.conf file and provides display drivers that are not previously found in the distro. (nvidia 8600)
     

Share This Page