[mythtv-users] Fedora FC2

knight at pogmech.net knight at pogmech.net
Tue May 25 02:17:04 EDT 2004

This is basically what I did, but I did not set the REGPARM to no. I left it default(yes). The only thing I changed was the 4stack question.  My setup works fine with it turned on.  I tested it with it off and it didn't make a difference.  I left mine on for now.

THis is for the Nvidia drivers v4363.  

I created a rough draft of a fairly complete How-To on setting up MythTV on Fedora Core 2 from virtually scratch.  It's not a complete doc by any means, but thought it would help a few ppl out here.

The doc is in pure text format, but takes up ~45k.  So dumping it on the list may not be a good thing.

I'm trying to clean it up to make it look nice for web viewing, but I'm not an HTML person.  I might just stick the txt file on a website and it can be view from there.  Since it's not in html format, wordwrap is off.. so hopefully ppl won't get too annoyed with the very long sentences (paragraphs).  I guess you can always just d/l the file and view it in your favorite editor. :)

Anyway, i'll post a link to it later tonight.


On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 08:13:17PM -0700, daryl faulds wrote:
> Yes, I was too brief.
> Here is a more complete version, to get around the
> FC2/Nvidia problem (think -- cut and paste):
> First download kernel 2.6.6 from whereever you wish
> and the nvidia install file from www.nvidia.com. I put
> linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2 on a cdrom just to be sure I could
> get it when I needed it. Keep your NIC attached to the
> internet, you'll see why in a moment, especially if
> you did a custom FC2 install.
> 1) Boot the machine that has the disfunctional FC2
> installed and at the grub prompt quickly enter "a"
> "return" and then "3" "return" to get into the TUI.
> 2) Login as "root" at Fedora Core release 2 kernel
> 2.6.5-1.358
> 3) At the root prompt enter "yum update" and accept
> the updates
> 4) To be sure you have it, at the root prompt enter
> "yum install kernel-source" if you see "kernel source
> installed and is latest version" you are good to go.
> 5) Mount the cdrom and at the root prompt enter "cd
> /mnt/cdrom" (or cd to where you have the new kernel)
> 6) At the root prompt enter "cp linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2 
> /usr/src/"
> 7) At the root prompt enter "cd /usr/src"
> 8) At the root prompt enter "tar -jxvf
> linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2"
> 9) At the root prompt enter "cd linux-2.6.5-1.358"
> 10) At the root prompt enter "cd configs"
> 11) At the root prompt enter "ls" and select your
> proper kernel. Unless you have a multi-processor or a
> really old machine enter this: "cp
> kernel-2.6.5-i686.config /usr/src/linux-2.6.6"
> 12) At the root prompt enter "cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.6"
> 13) At the root prompt enter "make oldconfig"
> 14) Answer "no" to all the untested stuff
> 15) edit (for example with vi) the file .config to
> change CONFIG_REGPARM=y to CONFIG_REGPARM=n and do the
> same if necessary to CONFIG_4KSTACKS, save and exit
> 16) At the root prompt enter "make" (This step will
> take a while. Go teach your children to swim, build a
> swimming pool if needed. Learn a foreign language....)
> 17) At the root prompt enter "make modules_install"
> 18) At the root prompt enter "make install"
> 19) At the root prompt enter "shutdown -r now" and
> reboot in run-level 3 as before
> 20) cd to where ever you put NVIDIA and "sh NVIDIA
> ..." to go through the 5366 install again, yes you
> have to.
> 21) Edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file as usual, remove
> load "dri" and make sure Driver is "nvidia" save and
> exit
> 22) At the root prompt enter "startx". What a
> difference.
> NB I got an "error activating the XKB configuration"
> notice, I ignored it because as you can see the
> keyboard works fine.
> Cheers,
> Daryl
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