This may be a dumb question, but why can't Redhat distribute NVIDIA binary
In NVIDIA's licence (http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html) it
"2.1.2 Linux Exception. Notwithstanding the foregoing terms of Section
2.1.1, SOFTWARE designed exclusively for use on the Linux operating system
copied and redistributed, provided that the binary files thereof are not
modified in any
way (except for unzipping of compressed files)."
So, what's keeping RedHat from putting the drivers in the distribution? If
it's a GPL
thing, would it be easy to just download it during installation or at
least give the option to the user?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Schwartz [mailto:MSchwartz@MedAnalytics.com]
> Don't forget to remove the Mesa-LibGL rpm before doing that.
> rpm -e --nodeps XFree86-Mesa-libGL
> You will need to do that before running both of the NVidia install
> processes and will need to repeat that when there are XFree86 and
> Also, I have found that removing the Mesa-libGL will cause some
> dependency issues when using up2date. So be aware that you may need to
> uninstall it again after some updates.
If I may ask, why do I have to remove this? I've always used the NVIDIA
driver, before fedora, and never had a problem.
I'm following the tutorial here:
to create my PGP signature.
At this section:
"If you type ``gpg --armor --export janeq(a)yoyodyne.com > my_public_key.asc'',
GnuPG will create a keyfile that you can email to anyone you like. "
I get the following error message:
]$ gpg --armor --export elwoo@videotron > Elton\'s_public_key.asc
gpg: /home/abe/.gnupg/gpg.conf:141: argument not expected
Is this a bug in GPG?
"You only live once: let's make life BETTER for each other."
LINUX User #193975 [AMD ATHLON CPU] ICQ #149608718.
Around the third boot of a fresh FCT3 installation, kudzu "discovered" that
I have "added" a PS/2 mouse. I accepted the offer to configure it.
It was detected and working fine since the first install though.
It also worked OK after this redetection.
I did not change anything to trigger this.
The only thing was playing with th XFree86 driver options ( gfx card
options , not the input/mouse options ).
I have a fully updated T3 system
kernel-2.6.0-0.test8.1.60 at boot:
vgscan --LVM driver not loadaed?
Error: /bin/vgscan exited abnormally
vgchange --ERROR: "/etc/lvmtab" doesn't exist:please run vgscan
Seems test8 has a problem with vgscan?
Just installed test 3 and you still lose the cursor on the firstboot
screen. The workaround is to change to terminal 1 and then back to
terminal 7 and the mouse works again.
This was a clean install of test 3 on an IBM T30 thinkpad.
I'll update the bug in bugzilla.
This is definitely a showstopper for new users as they will have no
idea to switch terminals.
We're at the point of cutting candidate trees for the release, so
testing current rawhide would be VERY useful.
In particular, the 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl kernel is a new build and
could use hammering, and the installer has changed and testing
the images would be great; nfs, ftp, and http installs should all
Other packages that we'd like last-minute testing on include
samba, apache, bind, sendmail, ntp, mozilla, openoffice.org,
Be aware that we're looking specifically for SERIOUS AND MAJOR
REGRESSIONS, not for annoyances you didn't think to file in
bugzilla before. We are looking for (and hoping not to hear)
"Monday's kernel works, today my machine crashes on boot" or
"test3's samba served content, today it doesn't" or that kind
"He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book."
Linux Application Development -- Ben Franklin
Hi to all,
I'm using redhat9 shrike and have couple of questions:
Will be here a stable release of Fedora?
Can I upgrade Shrike directly to Fedora?
Does Fedora have the same patches in kernel like in other rh kernels?
Can I use other patches to kernel (low latency, capabilites,
Thank you for support
I got the ISO images for FCT3 and installed it on two machines....
The laptop install went "OK", but the update utility doesn't work, it hangs during checking dependencies etc.
The desktop install fails miserably.... choking big time with rpmdb fatal errors during the package install.
Question is... are there newer ISO images I can d/l and try again?