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> Nvidia Geforce 660, Fedora 2/ video problem
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post Jan 10 2005, 10:39 PM
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Hi im still a newb to this.. i need some ones help/ installed new viedo card nvidia 6600.i installed fedora 2,it recognise
my video card as vesa (generic).. no problem,so i went in to xconfig, not sure of what put in line for video card?
This will be my 3 attemp i am getting tired of re installing fedora 2,because i screwed up,x config file...
not sure how to edit at the terminal prompt..if mess it up again
any help would be apreciated..the confused red penguin unsure.gif
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post Jan 11 2005, 05:43 PM
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You actually have to install the drivers from the nvidia website.

Go here to get the driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display...2_1.0-6629.html

To install, follow the instructions here:
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x...6629/README.txt


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post Jan 11 2005, 07:59 PM
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I know how to install the vid. driver. I did it before when i was using a geforce 4 ti4200
the problem is with this nvidia 6600 card,fedora sees this card as vesa generic card..
Not sure what put in the line for model of card in the xf config file.
How can i edit from the prompt out side of x,if this should get messed up again.. thanks
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post Jan 11 2005, 08:14 PM
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CODE
Section "Device"
       Identifier  "Videocard0"
       Driver      "nvidia"
       VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
       BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
       Identifier "Screen0"
       Device     "Videocard0"
       Monitor    "Monitor0"
       DefaultDepth     16
       SubSection "Display"
               Viewport   0 0
               Depth     16
               Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
       EndSubSection
EndSection


In the above example, in the videocard section, the only 2 entries are important:

Driver "nvidia"
(which you should also use)

and

Identifier "Videocard0"
(the name in Identifier can be anything ... but the Device variable in the Section "Screen" section must be the same as the Identifier variable name in the Section "Device" section...in this case "Videocard0")

You should install and learn how to use a console editor (vi, emacs, joe, nano, pico) ... and if the you need to quickly boot into console mode, at the GRUB kernel selection screen, press a for append ... then put a 3 in there and you will boot that time to console (text) mode.


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