[conspire] new laptop Fedora 13 with NVIDIA graphics card - yum update - now only blank screen

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Tue Sep 21 13:45:33 PDT 2010

> I took my laptop in to Linux Certified this morning. The backlight had
> gone out. They replaced the innards, fixed the MAC address in two
> files and wha lah - my laptop works.


> which it likely is. The NVIDIA graphics driver is not part of the
> Fedora repositories and even though the akmod NVIDIA driver from
> rpmfusion.org is installed, its not perfect and a kernel update can
> tend to break the driver.

Wow.  I personally would not call a laptop that
requires a proprietary driver (which do tend to
break), "Linux Certified".


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