Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fedora 10 and NVidia cards

If you're trying to install Fedora 10 on an HP box, you're probably having issues with not being able to see the cursor. While the repair is to add 'Option "HWCursor" "off"' to the [Monitor] section of xorg.conf, you're also probably noticing that xorg.conf doesn't exist.

The problem is that F10 has a chicken/egg issue involving installation. You need the NVidia driver to get the xorg.conf you need to modify to see the cursor and you need the cursor so that you can click on the link on the NVidia website.

The bad news is that you'll have to guess where the cursor is, on the screen, a number of times. The good news is that it isn't that difficult. I had mine working after about 5 minutes of frustration.