[PlanetCCRMA] nvidia driver

Tracey Hytry shakti@bayarea.net
Wed Sep 1 17:02:04 2004

jim ruxton <cinetron@passport.ca> wrote:

> Hi I'm trying to update my nvidia driver module but when I did X stopped
> working. Could it be because I have a different gcc than what the planet
> kernel is compiled on? I downloaded and installed this rpm below but no
> luck. I'm using Fedora 1. and gcc 3.3.2
> http://atrpms.net/dist/fc1/nvidia-graphics/kernel-module-nvidia-graphics6106-2.4.26-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma-1.0_6106-60.rhfc1.at.i586.rpm.html
>  Any thoughts ..
> Jim

Don't worry, just go to /etc/X11 and you will find the old XF86Config there renamed along with the new one that the installation script set up.

If you search around a little you will find the readme or something like it that tells you what is changed.

Or, if you want;  just take a look at copies of those two files and and make adjustments to create a new XF86Config for yourself.  The file is pretty easy to figure out, and you can experiment with it before stating X from the console using any text editor(I like joe(Joes Own Editor)) to edit it.

I your machine is trying to log in via XDM(the graphical login) and hangs there;  leave another note and someone should be able to tell you how to edit the run level to "3" so you can do a "startx" form the console.

Tracey (the harshest teacher is experience)