Fedora 9 + GeForce2 MX... drivers?

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I installed Fedora 9 on an old Dell that I plan on using as a file server and a few other things. The default nv drivers aren't working too well -- everything is choppy/blurry/slow, so I wanted to install the actual nVidia drivers for the card.

# yum install kmod-nvidia

worked fine and everything installed without a hitch. However, when I reboot the machine, X11 fails to load and I get an error saying "no device found", even though there's clearly a device specified in my xorg.conf file.

I've also tried downloading the driver from nVidia and installing it, but that didn't go so well since it ended up wanting me to compile it specifically for my kernal, which I'd prefer to avoid at this point.

Any insight into this problem or experience would be much appreciated. I'll post my xorg.conf tomorrow if it helps.
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Update: it appears that Fedora 9 ships with a newer version of X11 that's not yet supported by the legacy Nvidia drivers. I'm going to downgrade my X11 server, and if that doesn't work it looks like I'll just be going with Fedora 8.
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yea. same thing happened with my ATi card. hence the reason i chose not to spend time in F9 on my main rig :-X no ATi drivers = no games =[
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Well, I'm now using Fedora 8 and got the kmod-nvidia-96xx drivers installed pretty easily. I'm absolutely positive that they are the correct drivers for the card I'm using, yet no OpenGL stuff seems to work. Arrgg!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTgQoDtk ... re=related

I don't know why, but I just think that R_T and this dude are probably twins seperated at birth.
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which driver is listed in your xorg.conf?
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kc0tma wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTgQoDtkFuA&feature=related

I don't know why, but I just think that R_T and this dude are probably twins seperated at birth.

lol ... that is actually possible ... My surname originally comes from Norway and when I saw this video I thought exactly the same thing ...
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AnarchY SI wrote:
which driver is listed in your xorg.conf?

nvidia
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try changing it to nv & ctrl+alt+backspace, for my tnt2 thats the driver that gives me glx.
make a backup of your current file, of course, as if it doesn't work you'll be at the command line and you'll need to reset the driver to nvidia >.<
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Oh, believe me, I've tried the nv driver plenty of times. No GLX for me there.

I've been at the terminal plenty of times on X crashes, that's nothing new to me ;)

Also, just to test whether or not my video card was just being troublesome, I installed Ubuntu (I know, I know) last night. Ubuntu detected the card, identified the correct proprietary nvidia package I needed, downloaded it, and after a simple X server reset, everything just worked. It kind of pissed me off because it proved that Fedora just doesn't have its act together like I had hoped it had. :|
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ahh. well that's odd.. :/
hahah thats good though, the terminal is your friend ;]


mm yea..i found that same thing to be true about fedora/ubuntu =[ made me a sad panda..
i was pretty in the same scenario except with ati drivers.
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Well at least now that I know it's not the video card that's at fault, I'm determined to get the damn thing working.

Hopefully this won't consume too much of my time..
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hahah yea.. good luck with it ;]
i like it when things just work :-X
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I have such a love-hate relationship with both distros right now.
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hahah..yea. understandable.
this hates ubuntu but i'm curious to find out why exactly..
i used to because it didn't just work, but now that it just works i like it :-X lol

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