FC6 on desktop PC

Few days ago I moved from Ubuntu 6.10 to Fedora Core 6 at my personal desktop and first problem I met was nvidia geforce4 video card support. Let me mention that Fedora works fine with embedded driver ‘nv’ but it doesn’t rocks (too slowly). But sakes alive! There is repository livna.org which includes compiled binary ‘nvidia’ modules for different Fedora Core versions and kernels: to enable this repo just execute the following command with root rights:

su -; rpm -Uvh https://www.fedorafaq.org/yum


sudo rpm -Uvh https://www.fedorafaq.org/yum

After this tons of additional software for your FC6 are available for downloading!
To install nvidia Geforce4 support you can do:
yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx

Please note that Geforce4 and Geforce2 aren’t supported by latest 1.0-97xx nvidia driver series and you should install 96xx one. That’s why I installed kmod-nvidia-96xx and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx instead of kmod-nvidia and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.
Hope it helps somebody!

Aver Media 305 works fine under FC6 too:


Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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