Well, it’s been a busy couple of days…
Installing the updates and Crossover Office did not work entirely… really it didn’t work at all.
After installing all the updates, I did the nvidia installs – and tried the CXOffice and CXGames. No luck at all. Even the default install of fonts would not work.
So I was tinkering with the files, when it occured to me to try the install as root. Much to my surprise the fonts installed! I added my username root group in to the /etc/group and tried again… SUCCESS!
So now is where things get fun… right? Wrong!
iTunes still won’t install.
World of Warcraft won’t install
Office 2003 won’t install (not so critical)
After a rather rough day at work, I decided that the MMORPG was more important than productivity at home – so making WoW work was the priority. After the repeated “could not find video card” messages, I did some digging and read a few articles on linux, nividia and something called DRI. I made a lot of the changes those articles suggested, but I still hit the same error.
Since I went through all the trouble of finding the nvidia drivers on livna, it never occured to me to just check with the nvidia website to see if they had released drivers… In retrospect, I should have done this first. So the first step is to remove the livna drivers and start *clean*.
running “yum remove kmod-nvidia* xorg-x11-drv-nvidia*” as root cleaned up all that stuff.
I then went to nvidia and found the right sh file and ran it outside of XWindows (don’t bother trying in X, it’ll error out).
I ran through the defaults, and ended up having to compile a new kernel module. This required and exit and a “yum install kernel-devel” and then a restart on the install. (maybe do that before you install.)
After the install, I rebooted and tried to run WoW. No luck, same error. Feeling spunky, I rebooted into init 3 and did the installer again. It threw a lot of errors, but ultimately finished. I rebooted into init 5 after that and crossed my fingers.
Much to my surprise (and honestly I was suprised) when I launched WoW, it came right up. I reconfigured the display settings and things were perfect.