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    Hi i am brand new to the message forums and linux.just installed fedora 2 w kernal
    2.6.6-1.435.2.3 what i dont know is Where do i go to install IT?HOW do I get to right
    area to install the driver?..using 2 HD w dual boot fedora 2 and winxp..Geforce 4 ti 4200
    card..and latest dvirer from nvidia..PLEASE Help

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    Download the driver. Once you have done that, press ctrl+alt+f1. Log in as root. Type "init3". Press ctrl+alt+f2, and log in as root again. Cd to the directory where you downloaded the driver file, and then type sh <filename>.run That will start the installer. After that, edit your xf86config file, if needed. Then type "init 5" and you should be all set.

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    hi thanks for responding to my questions re video driver.
    I do however have another big problem.I tried to load the nvidia driver
    then i reboot the sys gives an error mess INIT:Id x respawing too fast:
    disabled for 5 min...not sure what exactly means.. iam using kernal
    2.6.6-1.435.2.3..This is the one i installed the vid drvr on..
    I tried to boot into old kernal 2.6.5-1.358,but i get the same error mess.
    I am not sure what to do to fix this prob.But i do know after i installed
    the driver it told me to please update xf86config or xorg.conf
    I dont know how to get to xf86config and replace nv w nvidia?
    PLEASE HELP...The frustration is mounting..this kind of reminds me
    of my old dos days

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    dont mean to play devils advocate here, but i ran a search for 'nvidea driver' on this forum archive, and found several strings with this exact explination on it (the first question) this is becoming a common question, the 3 post is a ligit question that needs an answer that cannot be googled in 5 min, but dont save 5 of your own to use 15 of someone elses.
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