How to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.42-pkg1.run in? Fedora11

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Hello,

Recently I have downloaded Graphics driver. I would like to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.42-pkg1.run in? Fedora11.

Please give me some solution how can I install this driver and how can I exchange ext3 to ext4 / (root) partition in fedora 11?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

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How to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.42-pkg1.run in? Fedora11

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Hi there,

I've never actually used fedora, but it is essentially RedHat, the package manager is RPM and I think you'd need an RPM vs. NVIDIA – Linux – x86 – 190.42-pkg1.run. But I'm afraid that without the appropriate documentation on what to do with that file, I can't tell for sure what needs to be done.

But, if your card is coded as a loadable module the driver module file should have names like nvidiafb.ko and it should be installed in /lib/modules/[kernel-version]/kernel/drivers/video/Nvidia/. When this is done you'll then have to rebuild the module dependencies by running depmod. Now you can try to load these modules using modprobe or insmod. If you encounter an error while loading modules, you might want to verify it by using Ismod.

As for the root file system I suggest you leave it intact, as ext3 for the time being. It is a prerequisite though that you have kernel version 2.6.28 at least, unless you are backward porting the ext4 source and compiling your own kernels. You'll find more about this subject here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4. Please have in mind that all these improvements are targeted at large files, block/extent indexing, allocation, so there would be limited value in changing root to ext4.

Especially knowing that performance of root file system is mostly achieved through dynamic disk caching. And if you have something in particular you want to keep in your RAM, you can set the sticky bit on the executable. Hope this'll help you. Best regards.

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How to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.42-pkg1.run in? Fedora11

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I've read your problem and I can conclude that there is an easy solution to fix it. Just follow these steps below.

1. Add this to the end of the kernel line in /etc/grub. conf —>"rdblacklist=nouveauvga=0x318";

2. Command: su – c "RPM – Uvh on these links

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

3. Command: "yum update";

4. For 64-bit users: "yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64";

5. For 32-bit users: "yum install kmod-Nvidia xorg-x11-drv-Nvidia-libs. i686", for 32-bit users using the PAE kernel: "yum install kmod-Nvidia-PAE.i686 xorg-x11-drv-Nvidia-libs.i686";

6. Reboot and you are done.

This is how you'll solve the problem.

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How to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.42-pkg1.run in? Fedora11

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Thanks Gracia for the solution! I knew it was right to come to techyv.com!

The file was in .Ext so I did not have any trouble installing. I used modprobe or insmod and it worked perfectly. The article about ext4 was also helpful. I'll ask you again if I encountered problems, if that's okay.

Thanks again! Thank you techyV!

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