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I installed nvidia driver with the help of this link.

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc6.html#nvidia

 

Now i have a problem. During startup process, the screen goes blank for a while and it then turns white, pink etc However also during startup, it does ask for any key to be pressed within a certain amount of time so on pressing a key it gives an option of OS on the system. It shows 2 linux installations, thats what i think it is. Selecting the top one causes the above problem, selecting the lower one works fine and loads the system. What could be the problem? is there a way to unistall it and then i test if this problem occurs again? I mean i want to check if it is the nvidia driver that is causing the problem.

 

Below is the code generated during installation. Any help would be appreciated.

 

[root@x1-6-00-c0-9f-40-e0-ad ~]# rpm --import RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
error: RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY: import read failed(-1).
[root@x1-6-00-c0-9f-40-e0-ad ~]# yum install kmod-nvidia
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core					  100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
updates				   100% |=========================| 1.2 kB	00:00
extras					100% |=========================| 1.1 kB	00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for kmod-nvidia to pack into transaction set.
kmod-nvidia-1.0.9746-1.2. 100% |=========================|  18 kB	00:00
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 0:1.0.9746-1.2.6.19_1.2911.fc6 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 1.0.9746 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for xorg-x11-drv-nvidia to pack into transaction set.
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.9 100% |=========================|  34 kB	00:00
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:1.0.9746-7.lvn6 set to be updated
---> Downloading header for kernel to pack into transaction set.
ftp://ftp.software.umn.edu/linux/fedora/core/updates/6/i386/kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6.i686.rpm: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] 421 There are too many connected users, please try later.
Trying other mirror.
kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6. 100% |=========================| 216 kB	00:05
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 set to be erased
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package				 Arch	   Version		  Repository		Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
kmod-nvidia			 i686	   1.0.9746-1.2.6.19_1.2911.fc6  livna			 2.3 M
Removing:
kernel				  i686	   2.6.18-1.2798.fc6  installed		  44 M
Installing for dependencies:
kernel				  i686	   2.6.19-1.2911.fc6  updates			16 M
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia	 i386	   1.0.9746-7.lvn6  livna			 4.9 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install	  3 Package(s)
Update	   0 Package(s)
Remove	   1 Package(s)

Total download size: 24 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/3): kmod-nvidia-1.0.97 100% |=========================| 2.3 MB	00:05
(2/3): xorg-x11-drv-nvidi 100% |=========================| 4.9 MB	00:10
(3/3): kernel-2.6.19-1.29 100% |=========================|  16 MB	05:14
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
 Installing: kernel					   ######################### [1/4]
 Cleanup   : kernel					   ######################### [2/4]
 Installing: kmod-nvidia				  ######################### [3/4]
 Installing: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia		  ######################### [4/4]
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.

Removed: kernel.i686 0:2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 0:1.0.9746-1.2.6.19_1.2911.fc6
Dependency Installed: kernel.i686 0:2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:1.0.9746-7.lvn6
Complete!
[root@x1-6-00-c0-9f-40-e0-ad ~]#

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all you are seeing is grub listing TWO installed kernels,

 

the nvidia driver (when you install it) will only install on the current kernel, so whatever kernel you installed it on will be the one that the nvidia driver is attached to.

 

so, which kernel did you install it on ?

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ok when you boot up, make a note of which of the two kernels that you select

 

then once booted, type this in a terminal

 

uname -a

 

it should give you some info like this back

[anyweb@localhost ~]$ uname -a

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 19:28:18 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

 

now do the same for the other kernel at boot time,

 

so, which of the two kernel's shows the problem ?

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During bootup in gnu grub screen, it does however display the kernel. So selecting 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 causes the problem. The other kernel works fine whch is 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.

 

Selecting the first option does not boot up at all. So running that command is not possible as it will not boot up. But when i run the command on the other kernel it does display the following code.

 

[anyweb@localhost ~]$ uname -a

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 19:28:18 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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ok this means that your nvidia driver installation went wrong somehow,

 

so try installing it again, this time manually (download the ndividia driver, and run the sh installer)

 

if you want live help with this we are on IRC, join EFNET and #linux-noob

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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