Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Installing nvidia driver for legacy nVidia graphic card from livna.

From livna's repocitory


Friday, January the 19th: Announcing kmod-nvidia-96xx and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx

The new 1.0-97xx series from nVidia drops support for any card with a chipset below NV30, such as all GeForce2 and GeForce4 cards. However don't worry! Livna has forked the original xorg-x11-drv-nvidia and kmod-nvidia packages to create ones named xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx and kmod-nvidia-96xx. These will be kept at the 96xx series of drivers and the original driver will be updated to the 97xx series. If you are using one of the cards named above, you can install 96xx like this:

yum remove kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx

Friday, April 06, 2007

Setting up NFS server in FC6

Here is my notes on setting up the NFS server in FC6 for my home network.

Setting up the server:

For a start one need to go to System, Administration, Server Settings, NFS.

Under Basic settings.

Directory : /home/coyote/Archive
Basic Permission: Read-only/Read/Write.

1st line: means sharing /home/coyote/Archive on the server
2nd line: all pc under the subnet are allowed acces
3rd line: Read-only or Read & Write access.

Alternatively, one can edit the file /etc/exports to enable the same
settings manually. My /etc/exports looks like this:


Create the file "/etc/sysconfig/nfs" and add the following contents:


Append the following to the file "/etc/services":

rquotad 4004/tcp # rpc.rquotad tcp port
rquotad 4004/udp # rpc.rquotad udp port

Restart the nfs services:

/etc/init.d/nfs restart
/etc/init.d/nfslock restart

Run /usr/sbin/rpcinfo -p and make sure all the ports above have changed.

Next go to System, Administration, Security & Firewall

Check NFS4 as 'Trusted Services"
Under other ports, add the following ports


That pretty much sums up all the work to be done on the server.

Next, mounting the NFS volume from the client computer:

First, one need to create a mount point of your choice.
I created one under /home/username/nfsserver

using mkdir /home/username/nfsserver

To mount the volume manually, with root access,

mount -t nfs home/username/nfsserver

where is the ip address of the nfs server.

To mount the volume automatically, add the line to /etc/fstab. Mine looks like this /home/username/nfsserver nfs ro 0 0

To enable the access over the internet, both the ip addresses of the nfs server & the nfs clients are to be replaced with corresponding dns names. Example above is valid only for access across a local network.

One can register domain names for the nfs server & nfs client from After that, replaces the ip address of the nfs client with the new dns name. This is to be entered into the 'Host' section in the server's settings. Replaces the ip address of the nfs server with the new dns name. This is done during the mounting command or in /etc/fstab.

Note also, if your nfs server is running behind a router or a firewall, one will need to open up port 111:tcp, 111:udp, 2049:tcp & 2049:udp to the nfs server. That is done via the router's setting.

There, that concludes my learning in setting up a NFS server in FC6.