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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:48 AM

disclaimer: how I did it and it worked OK for me. So don't kill me if it does not work for you.I'm not resonsible for your machine or skills.! Add the below commands in a console: (it will place the livna repos on your system)
$ su$ password# rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
Open up Konqueror and navigate to /etc/yum.repos.d:There should be three new repos now:livna-devel.repo , livna.repo and livna-testing.repo.Check each one of these three repo files by opening them one at a time : only the livna.repo should show:
enabled=1gpgcheck=1
which would indicate this repo is enabled. The other two should show a disabled state, so:
enabled=0gpgcheck=1
Fire up your browser of choice and take a look here:for i386:http://rpm.livna.org.../i386/repodata/for x86_64:http://rpm.livna.org...86_64/repodata/Jot down the driver you need on a piece of paper.First back up the xorg conf file in your /home dir:Adapt the username below to your usename before copying and pasting the command.
# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /home/username/xorg.conf~
Now through a console enter yum: (the driver showed below is just an example, it's the one I used and not necessarily the one you need.)
# yum install kmod-nvidia-1.0.8776-1.2.6.18_1.2798.fc6
You'll see:
============================================================================Package				 Arch	   Version		  Repository		Size============================================================================Installing:kmod-nvidia			 i686	   1.0.8776-1.2.6.18_1.2798.fc6  livna			 1.6 MInstalling for dependencies:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia	 i386	   1.0.8776-3.lvn6  livna			 4.0 M
Click y and hit ENTER.This should be the result shown in the console:

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Downloading Packages:warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ecImporting GPG key 0xA109B1EC "Livna.org rpms <rpm-key@livna.org>"Is this ok [y/N]: y <================= answer y to import livnas GPG keyRunning Transaction TestFinished Transaction TestTransaction Test SucceededRunning Transaction  Installing: kmod-nvidia                  ######################### [1/2]  Installing: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia          ######################### [2/2]Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 0:1.0.8776-1.2.6.18_1.2798.fc6Dependency Installed: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:1.0.8776-3.lvn6Complete!
NOW BEFORE YOU REBOOT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EDITED THE /etc/inittab file to be set to runlevel 3.
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)#   1 - Single user mode#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)#   3 - Full multiuser mode#   4 - unused#   5 - X11#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)#id:3:initdefault:
If something goes awry you'll be thrown back to text mode login: from there you might be able to correct things in /etc/X11/xorg.conf or restore the backup you made above.NOW the big moment ... reboot. sweatingbullets.gifAfter the initial restart you should see the nvidia splash screen like I did. w00t.gifOpen up a console and type:
glxinfo
You should see:
direct rendering: Yes
Now type:
glxgears
If you're lucky you might see some nice read out there, mine showed up approx. 13557 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2711.239 FPSHere's a screenshot of my Desktop:Posted ImageNot bad! :whistling:
Striker
still the same...




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