Archive for January, 2009

 

Nvidia nForce 630i chipset video card drivers for Fedora Core 9 (part II)

I have problems with my video card detection/drivers from time to time due to automatic updates of my Fedora Core 9 system. The old driver I used to fix the problem doesn’t work anymore, thus I run this to get things working:

#nvidia-installer -f

This command will cause connect to the NVIDIA FTP server ‘ ftp://download.nvidia.com ‘ and determine the latest available driver version. If there is a more recent driver available, automatically download and install it.

Why don’t I just run

#nvidia-installer --update

?

Because if you have to do this from time to time, there may be no newer driver available, thus the system may believe the latest driver is already installed and will do nothing.
With the ” -f ” flag nvidia-installer performs “forced update” – the driver will be downloaded and installed forcedly.

Now, just reboot your mashine.