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Problem with installing nvidia drivers geforce2 go version 96 in Fedora 17 LXDE spin

asked 2012-06-11 19:24:55 -0600

needsLITHIUM gravatar image

I had an issue with an updated kernel (3.4.0-1, I think), so I uninstalled it, and installed yum-versionlock to prevent further issues with upgrading the default kernel. Now, I have decided to install the nvidia glx driver, but the OS keeps pointing it to the kernel I uninstalled. The old kernel does not show up in grub, and I have been rebooting, switching run levels, and trying installs, uninstalls, re-installs, re-configures, everything I can think of, and now I am out of options. The laptop runs fine, it just needs the graphics driver, so I can free up cpu for other tasks (it is a pentium 3 1.17 GHz), as I will be using the computer (an old dell) for some light portable web design using Aptana and Gedit.

I just need it to run, lol. I am new to fedora, as I have been primarily using Ubuntu (relatively new to Linux in general, been using linux for a couple years,but have only been getting into advanced stuff recently).

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What nvidia driver are you trying to install? The binary blob from nvidia or the kmods from rpmfusion?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-10-01 22:50:18 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-10-05 09:55:30 -0600

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Fedora doesn't provide or support proprietary drivers. We suggest that you use the nouveau driver for nVidia GPUs that is provided with the kernel packages. If that does not work on your particular machine, please let us know by filing a bug in bugzilla.

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