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I am trying for Redhat certification on RHEL 5.4. When i tried to install it on my Acer laptop with NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600, I was only able to install ...
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- 08-14-2010 #1
RHEL 5.4 not compatible with NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600 !
I am trying for Redhat certification on RHEL 5.4. When i tried to install it on my Acer laptop with NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600, I was only able to install it in CUI mode and no GUI. From NVIDIA website I tried both the newest and oldest version they have for Linux, which is with .run extension. I tried installing it using sh <drivername.run> and it is starting the wizard, but exiting abruptly, with a kernel error.
Any one have similar issues? Any idea how to work around on this issue? Any generic driver that would work for this display adaptor? Any idea whether version 5.5 would work with this card?
- 08-15-2010 #2
Hi and Welcome !
"vesa" driver is generic driver and works fine with all Graphics Cards.
Boot up from LiveCD of any Linux distro, mount / partition of RHEL or boot up in command line mode and create xorg.conf file manually.
Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "vesa" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0 VertRefresh 50 - 160 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" DefaultDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" EndSubsection EndSection
- 08-15-2010 #3
When using the drivers from NVidia you have to make sure the kernel header files are also installed as the driver is built against them. I use the NVidia drivers here. you have to remember one thing each time you upgrade the kernel you need to run the driver again.
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- 08-15-2010 #4
- 08-16-2010 #5
vesa driver support 2D only. Install Nvidia Proprietary Driver to use your Graphics Card in full capacity.
- 08-16-2010 #6
Go 7800 GTX, Go 7950 GTX, Go 7900 GTX, Go 7900 GS and not Go 7600.
Is there any other way to get full graphic capability?
- 08-16-2010 #7
Post the output of this
lspci | grep -i vga
- 08-16-2010 #8
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce Go 7600]
- 08-17-2010 #9
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First, you have to install the driver while in text mode (runlevel 3). Edit /etc/inittab (as root) and change the line
Then, reboot the system. It will come up with a text login. Login as root. Then, make sure you have the kernel headers installed. Do that wtih the command:
yum install kernel-headers
Once that is finished, then you can run the nvidia installer script. If that succeeds in installing the driver, it will ask if you want it to update the xorg.conf file. Select "Yes" - the old configuration will be saved. Then, you can try to see if it is working with the command
which will start the X server and user interface. Log out of that if it starts OK, change the runlevel in /etc/inittab back to 5, and reboot the system.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 08-19-2010 #10
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