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    Video Driver Installer


    On another forum, someone complained about Fedora not being set up for installation of 3rd party video drivers.

    After I explained how easy it was, the response was that was still too hard.

    So I wrote a shell script that should (in theory) just do it using the rpm.livna.org package repositories.

    Problem is I do not run Fedora, I run CentOS - so I've only been able to dry run test the script.

    Also - the script can use improvement - the function
    select_driver

    should use lspci and -

    1) Warn user if it does not find appropriate hardware
    2) Default to appropriate driver if it does

    If brave souls would like to test the shell script and help with the proper auto-detection of video card, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    The shell script is here:

    http://www.pennywasted.info/video.sh.txt

    n00b warning - it might work now if you try it but be warned it might not, so it should at this point be tested be people who have some idea of what the script does.

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    Sounds like an admirable project that goes to the heart of how open source works, even when it is used to install software that isn't open source! I'll look at possibly trying it on my Fedora Core 7/BLAGG machine. Good luck with the project!
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    Good initiative, therefor, sticky
    And good luck with it.

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    I updated it - in theory it should now pick up the proper nvidia driver and default to it. I still need to find the pci id list for the fglrx driver (haven't looked yet).

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    Does it only search and not install anything? If so I'll run it on my Fedora 8 box.
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    I'll give it a run on my FC4, FC6 and FC8 machines

    All with NVidia cards..

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    I updated it - it was broken in several ways.
    I just built a new box and put Fedora on it and fixed it.

    I tested it (and fixed it) in x86_64 with a 6800 card.
    It does install stuff, btw.

    ati detection is weak because I can not find a pci id list for supported ati cards.
    for nvidia cards, it should detect the proper driver that is needed.

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