If you want even slicker nvidia driver support add the livna.org
repository to your yum.conf and install their nvidia packages. They
have some nice scripts that fall back to the nv driver if they can't
locate nvidia kernel module on boot. Useful when you've upgraded your
kernel and havn't done the driver yet. It is what I use on FC1. And
has lots of other nice rpms for media playback and stuff too,
eg, totem, xine, mplayer etc.
On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 14:17, Jodi Anderson wrote:
Many thanks to all those who replied. NVidia appeared
to be the most
logical choice based upon driver support so I put in an order for a
GForce FX. Today I took possession of a brand new Gainward FX Powerpack
Pro/660 TV/DVI 128MB DDR which uses the GeForce FX 5200 chipset.
After installing the card I booted the machine into FC2 single user mode
and reconfigured xorg.conf to use the new card in dual head mode. I
added 'nv' as the driver in the Screen sections given that I previously
had a TNT2. However once I had rebooted X packed a sad and so I wandered
off to NVidia's site to check out the latest drivers
Drivers for linux were easily found directly from their drivers page.
Once there I clicked on the link for the latest IA32 drivers and
downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run. I then clicked on the
link to README.txt and followed instructions
Installation was very straightforward:
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run
This brought up an ncurses based gui which guided me through the
As there was no pre-compiled kernel module for my current kernel
(2.6.8-1.521) within the package it asked me if it could access nvidia's
ftp site to see if it could find one there. This was unsuccessful also
so it kindly compiled one for me, warning that the kernel had been built
with riva_fb as a module which could cause the display to work
incorrectly if also loaded.
Once the module had been compiled it was then loaded successfully into
the kernel and the script completed
The README.txt pointed out that the driver was no longer called 'nv' but
'nvidia'. I altered this within xorg.conf and restarted X. Viola
I'm currently running 1280x1024 on both monitors (19" CRT) with no
discernible flicker and a nice crisp display. NVidia has my thumbs up.
On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 15:49, Jodi Thomson wrote:
> I've just upgraded to Fedora Core 2 and my old dual head config of a
> RIVA TNT2 & S3 Trio64 no longer wants to work for some unknown reason.
> To that end I'm looking at buying a new dual head card to replace them
> with. I've tried a MGA G400 with limited success as the secondary
> display is blotchy.
> I've tried googling for xorg supported hardware with little to no
> results. Can anyone suggest a card that will work?
> Jodi W. Anderson, Mr (BA, A+, MCP) - Computer Systems Consultant
> Waikato University Library - Computing Operations Group
> Ph: +64 7 838 4323
> email: jodi(a)waikato.ac.nz
> "Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think
> forgotten this before."
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