Confusion installing nvidia drivers.

By BiZ
Nov 20, 2005
  1. Ok so i downloaded and extracted the linux x86 drivers and followed the instructions in the readme which are:
    1. Run self extract
    2. Change init level to 3
    3. restart and log in as root
    4. do commands:
    cd /root
    5. Go through installer stuff... yea all that
    6. Change your xorg.config: Changing driver "nv" to driver "nvidia", and remove Load "dri" and Load "GLCore"(which wasnt there in the first place) then add Load "glx"(which was already there)

    Then i rebooted and ran startx then it came up with a black screen oh joy! So being the linux noob i am i didnt know how to access the xorg.config from the prompt so i just reinstalled. Tried it again(two more times actually) thinking i mistyped or something and got the same results.

    Any ideas?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    You'll need to access a file called xorg.conf - it's usually located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Make sure you back it up before you make your changes.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Post the lines beginning with (EE), and the last ten lines from /var/log/Xorg.0.log here.
  4. BiZ

    BiZ Topic Starter

    This is a fresh install of Fedora Core 4. So that wont help. I looked anyways though and there are no lines with (EE).
  5. BiZ

    BiZ Topic Starter

    I think the problem may be with the drivers i installed. x86 is for a pentium 3 right?
  6. BiZ

    BiZ Topic Starter

    Anyways i got it working. No idea what i did wrong the first 3 times. Onyl thing i did different this time was that i ran the yum update before i installed them.
  7. kens8

    kens8 TS Rookie Posts: 54

    There's also an updated NVIDIA driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg1) that fixes a lot of problems. I have a 6600LE and X wouldn't run with the 7676 driver .
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