[PlanetCCRMA] Re: installing nVidia gefore fx 5200 driver

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Thu Jun 8 15:54:01 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 18:48 -0400, Matt Barber wrote:
>         Has anyone installed the nVidia drivers on fedora 4 ?
>         If so then could you post any relevant information ... 
> Hello,
> I haven't done it on FC4, but on FC5, the only way (and probably the
> best way) I could get it to work was to rebuild the livna SRPM.  I
> don't see why you couldn't do this in FC4 (unless there's a big
> problem somewhere), and then at least you'd have an RPM.  I'm not
> sure, but I think this might allow you to have nvidia drivers
> installed for multiple kernels (which was tough with the nvidia
> installation app).
> I must say I'm very unhappy with FC5 and selinux... It screws up a lot
> of things that used to "just work," including the nvidia drivers.  I
> installed realplayer the other day and selinux would not allow it to
> access even the xorg video drivers.  There are workarounds if you want
> to learn how to modify selinux, but it seems like if fedora is
> marketing their product primarily to Josie Choochoo Desktopuser, there
> shouldn't be problems introduced like this that would be complicated
> to solve out of the box.

    Have you tried adding selinux=0 to the kernel line
in /boot/grub/grub.conf?  Like this:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.14-0.10.rrt.rhfc4.ccrma ro root=LABEL=/ selinux=0

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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