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Hi,

I am having issues with a yum install that I am trying to do. Basically what happens is I do a yum search nvidia and find that there is a "nvidia-x11-drv" package on our server. The problem occurs when I try to do yum install nvidia-x11-drv. What I get is the following output:

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package nvidia-x11-drv available.
Nothing to do

Here is what I get when I do the yum search nvidia:

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
=============================== Matched: nvidia ================================
libXNVCtrl.i386 : Library providing the NV-CONTROL API
libXNVCtrl-devel.i386 : Development files for libXNVCtrl
nvclock.i386 : Utility that allows users to overclock NVIDIA based video cards
nvidia-x11-drv.i386 : Proprietary NVIDIA hardware accelerated OpenGL display
                    : driver

I have tried doing a yum clean all and a yum check-update and I still get the same results.

Can anyone please shed some light on why this might be happening? Thanks!
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by:ifreq
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You need to type exact package name or use wildcard (asterisk) behind the name:

yum install nvidia-x11-drv.i386
yum install nvidia-x11-drv*

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by:enggarmin
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I actually get the same results when I do that too... For some reason, I can search the package with yum and it will see it but when I try to install it, yum does not see the package... I actually tried copying the full package name "nvidia-x11-drv.i386" into the command and yet would get the same results as described above.
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You could try Livna Repository for working packages, here is simple howto:

http://rodoabad.joinpgn.com/2008/08/21/install-nvidia-drivers-in-fedora-x86_64-using-livna/

I think the FC9 isnt officially yet supporting the nvidia-drivers.
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by:enggarmin
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The issue is that I am a support tech for around 150 users who could possibly have the same problem as we have a relatively standardized image. We currently host our own repo server that everyone points to. I really need to get this working with the internal repo server so that everyone can have access to this solution.
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According to Googled sources Fedora 9 contains a newer version of X that is a development version which Nvidia does not support.  At the moment Fedora is not offering nvidia drivers for the the current X version.  The nvidia drivers you are seeing with yum are probably beta drivers which work with older xorg.

You can downgrade Xorg with the following howto:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1003106#post1003106

But I really cannot recommend this solution to you or anyone else. Its just too much bubblegum.

I recommend you either wait for Fedora to release official drivers or fire up test machine and test the Livna Repository drivers. If the Livna Repository Drivers works ok you could just fetch the needed rpm's
and create own repository only including those files so nothing else from Livna  Repo will not be updated.


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The thing is, we have already gotten the livna drivers and put them on our repo server. One of the things I might clarify is that yum strictly points at our repo server. So there seemingly seems to just be some sort of miscommunication between the server and my machine that I just can't locate and I was hoping that maybe this was something someone else had had issues with in the past and had some experience with. The problem is not that the package isn't there or doesn't work, it is that the computer will not pull the package that shows up in the search.
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Ah, I wish you had told this right at the start :-)  Can you share me the info how you have added the Livna Drivers into your repo? I assume you have fetched them to the server, created new repo?

Do you have kernel-devel installed? If not can you install it on your test-machine and try again with the nvidia stuff.

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Basically, we downloaded the .rpm from the livna site and uploaded it to our repo server. We then ran a script which adds the .rpm to the repo and as far as I can tell, it has worked up until now.

What will kernel-devel do for me?
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kernel-devel was mentioned on many instructions, thats why i said it. Have you updated Xorg lately?
I refer back to my postin: ID: 22750222
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Actually, I was just looking at the repos and I can't find the nvidia rpm anywhere. For some reason the repodata files are saying that it is there when it really isn't. I apparently just need to add it up there... It was staring me in the face the whole time! Thanks for your help ifreq!
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Thanks for your help!
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