There are all sorts of instructions as to how to install Kmod-Nvidia on
Fedora, but I thought yum would do a better job of guessing my
configuration (x86_64, 9400 GT) to get the most up-to-date correct package
and getting everything right. So, I just typed:
yum install kmod-nvidia
Now, /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display
Option "AIGLX" "on"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
The file is only a few minutes old... So, I suppose it's a new config for
the Kmod driver. But the process was so transparent, I can't help but
wonder if all those modifications to the kernel that I read about in the
doc have been made.
If so, why not provide the documentation that all that is needed is to
type the yum command?
The Nouveau driver worked very well and, since I'm not too sure I'll
install 3D, maybe I could have kept it. But my screen kept blanking once
in a while for a few seconds. This happened with my previous computer too
-- it had an old ATI card, the same monitor and a very standard open
source driver for ATI -- but not so often and not for so long: it was just
a quick blank. I thought this might fix the problem.
Also, I intend to install a TV card and, it anything doesn't work, I'm sure
the first suggestion from Nvidia will be to install their driver. As the
material I buy is only on a one week money back guarantee, I prefer to
make sure everything works in advance.
Also, as it often happens when I download new packages, there was a socket
error and a long (~ 1-2 min) halt before another server took over. (I
forgot to save the console screen before I rebooted, but the name
"liberty" was part of it.)
After the installation finished, the rx/tx light of the modem began
flashing very fast as if there was a download occuring... or maybe an
upload if some information on the installation has to be sent back to
rpmfusion or nvidia.
No indication of what was going on appeared onscreen. Is this anything to
be concerned about? Any idea What this transfer was about?
--- On Sat, 7/11/09, gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org> wrote:
> From: gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org>
> Subject: Getting more juice from a preamp?
> To: fedora-list(a)redhat.com
> Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 10:34 PM
> I listen to sound on my system with
> headphones, so I only use the preamp.
> This aft, I was watching this feature on the cause of
> Beethoven's death:
> but the sound is a bit weak. You don't miss anything, but
> you feel you
> have to be very attentive. Maybe they wanted to make you
> feel like you're
> getting deaf yourself :)
> I checked alsamixer, but volume control is maxed out. Is
> there any other
> control somewhere else? Anything in alsactl or pulseaudio,
> for instance?
Try the following:
$ alsamixer -c0
after adjusting those to your preference save your settings with
$ su -c '/sbin/alsactl store'
put in your password and settings should be saved for next reboot, ***unless*** an update(s) breaks your configuration and let us hope that those things don't happen :)
Hi all Fedora users,
I have just joined this list. I am running the latest Fedora but I can't get
my 3C900Combo networking card to work. I can see that the card is installed
but no IP-address is asigned to it and I can't set it. So I think that there
is a bug in that driver. Any other user out there who have a solution for
Best regards and thanks,
I know that is not a specific question about Fedora, but I can't find answer on the kernel mailing list.
Is somebody having server with integrated ATI RAGE XL video card? Is it possible to patch the kernel to support this video card? If I add VGA=791 in my grub.conf, I will have a resolution of 1024x768 which is good, but the display is very slow (especially when the screen is scrolling). If I use I this: "video=aty128fb:1024x768@70" it will not work. I'm using kernel 2.4.22 but I will try 2.6.0-test11 today.
If somebody has a patch, a link or anything else that can help me, it will be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
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I have two similar PC (old Pentium but workin fine)
In Pc no.1 I upgraded from RH8 to Fedora and it went fine: Soundblaster
is working fine
In Pc no.2 I made a fresh installation but in redhat-sound-config Fedora
doesn't see any card, that was working on Redhat 9 after soundconfig...
Where is the trick?? I assume that my Sounblaster is an old 16...but
fine on a router/firewall.
I've been using a floppy boot disk as reserve if my HD boot fails, But
it appears floppy support as now been removed. Why? Then how can I
create an emergency media that is flexible enough to be updated as required?
I was asked to assist connecting a Fedora linux system for video
conferencing with oovoo.com. It is apparent that they support Mac and
Does anyone have any experience in using the Mac installation for oovoo
for Fedora? Can anyone make recommendations for connections that allow
video conferencing with Fedora.
I have a terebyte sata drive that I need to securely wipe clean. It
originally had 2 partitions. I deleted them using `fdisk', rebooted,
and then as root ran
shred -vz /dev/sdd
The drive is capable of about 60MB/sec, but shred is only "shredding"
about 25MB every 5 seconds according to its output. Since the default
number of passes is 25, this works out to about 5 days.
The `shred' process is running at 100% CPU, presumably computing
the special random patterns for erasure. Since I have 4 CPUs
would creating 4 unformatted partions on the drive and then running
shred -vz /dev/sdd1
shred -vz /dev/sdd2
shred -vz /dev/sdd3
shred -vz /dev/sdd4
in parallel cut my time? Would be just as secure?
F15 on new HP dv7-6195 (i7/sandy bridge) cannot regain wireless
connection after awake from suspend. In KDE, I see notification "waiting
for authorization" and then a "key" icon appears over the wireless icon
in tray. In gnome, a dialog pops up with my wireless key (correctly
filled in) for me to confirm. After confirming, it keeps popping back up
every 30 seconds or so. Never asks for my password, just wireless key.
It is set to be stored in encrypted file.
Wired ethernet connection works fine before and after suspend and
wireless works fine only before suspend.
I have tried rmmod / modprobe to remove / add back the wireless driver.
Also, set selinux to permissive thinking it might be that type of problem.
Only reboot, so far, brings wireless back.
Today I bought 2 3 TB hard drives to use in my new server.
I'm writing this in case other people aren't aware that some of the
traditional hard drive management methods don't work for drives larger than
Specifically, fdisk and MSDOS type partition tables.
Here is how I created a single partition on my 3 TB drives.
#parted -a optimal /dev/sdb
(parted) rm 1 <- this removed the 2TB partition that fdisk made.
NOTE: fdisk has a 2 TB limit, apparently forced by MSDOS style partition
tables. Ever heard the story about how the width of a donkey ultimately
determined the diameter of the space shuttle ?
(parted) mklabel gpt <- this is NOT making a label for the drive. "man
parted" is your friend.
(parted) mkpart primary ext4 1 -1 <- this makes the partition itself, using
the entire drive, which is what I wanted.
# mkfs -text4 /dev/sdb1 <- this formats the partition
#e2label /dev/sdb1 myth <- this gives it a label, as used by mount in
fstab, ie "LABEL=..."
It turns out that the whole process can be done from within gparted, if you
know what you are doing.
The first thing you need to do is create the partition table.
IF you have used fdisk on the drive previously, the partition table type is
going to MSDOS, which has the 2TB limit. If you continue with the MSDOS
partition table, gparted will allow you to select a 3TB partition to make,
but it will give you the following error:
partition length of 5860528002 sectors exceeds the
msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295
To get around this, select Advanced on the partition table options window
and set the partition table type to gpt.
Then you can proceed as you normally would to partition a drive with
gparted. Ie add new partition(s), set the partition type, labels, etc.
At this point you have an ext4 formatted 3TB drive.
However, in F15 KDE at least, it doesn't seem to automount like a drive with
an MSDOS partition table. The drive will not automatically appear in the
Places column in Dolphin, for example. Nor will it appear in the list
created by df.
However, it is available to manually mount. Ie, #mount /dev/sdb1 temp,
just like the old days.* And once you do that, it appears in the df list,
though still not in the Places column in Dolphin.
I hope this helps someone.
*This might be particular to my machine being that the drive is a hot swap
SATA device and I did not remove it and replace it. However, drives with
MSDOS type partition tables auto mounted using the very same command