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thewonderer57 11-20-09 04:46 AM

SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
Installation Instructions:

Fedora 13:
Fedora 13 Nvidia Driver Installation

Fedora 12:
Fedora 12 Nvidia Driver Installation

Thanks.

leigh123linux 11-20-09 09:36 AM

Re: SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thewonderer57 (Post 2127408)
If you are having problems installing either the driver provided by Nvidia, or the package in Fedora kmod-nvidia, it is because the Nouveau driver takes control of the graphics card at an earlier point in the boot procedure.

To fix this, do what is stated in this tutorial:
SOLVED Fedora 12 Nvidia Driver Problems

Thanks.



That guide is pathetic and wouldn't work ( Step 2 is the only useful bit )


Code:

1. add this to the bottom of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf -> “blacklist nouveau”
2. Add this to the end of the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf -> “nouveau.modeset=0 vga=0318″
3. command: “yum install rpmfusion-free-release rpmfusion-nonfree-release && yum update”
4. command: “yum install kmod-nvidia”
5. Reboot


Step 1 is not needed as the rpmfusion driver does it for you.
Step 3 wouldn't work as the release files aren't provided by the fedora repo's, it should be

http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration/

Step 4 won't work as step 3 failed
Step 5 will reboot to a black screen as there is no driver available as you didn't install nvidia and you have blacklisted nouveau.

thewonderer57 11-20-09 10:13 AM

Re: SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
You're quite right.

The tutorial has been updated.

leigh123linux 11-20-09 02:26 PM

Re: SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thewonderer57 (Post 2127572)
You're quite right.

The tutorial has been updated.

Sorry I didn't realize that it was your blog, I thought you was just recommending the site.
Have you seen the official guide?

http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia#he...0681fc392aaeb6






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thewonderer57 11-21-09 09:36 AM

Re: SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
Hi Leigh123,

lol don't worry about it, I've heard worse.

Thanks for pointing out that link to me. Who has ownership of the RPMFusion repo's ? I do wonder how many Fedora newcomers (at Fedora 12) are having problems installing the nvidia driver with Yum, bearing in mind that the kmod-nvidia package is still in the rpmfusion update-testing repo's?

I love Fedora, use it on my desktop, and netbook, but, in contrast to Ubuntu who offers newcomers a popup notification at first boot saying "Nvidia Proprietary Driver available, would you like to install blah blah...". In Fedora, a newcomer must install the RPMFusion repo's, enable the testing repo, install kmod-nvidia , disable nouveau etc etc...

Anyway - enough! This is an Nvidia forum, not a Fedora forum.

leigh123linux 11-21-09 10:23 AM

Re: SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thewonderer57 (Post 2128180)
Hi Leigh123,

lol don't worry about it, I've heard worse.

Thanks for pointing out that link to me. Who has ownership of the RPMFusion repo's ? I do wonder how many Fedora newcomers (at Fedora 12) are having problems installing the nvidia driver with Yum, bearing in mind that the kmod-nvidia package is still in the rpmfusion update-testing repo's?

I love Fedora, use it on my desktop, and netbook, but, in contrast to Ubuntu who offers newcomers a popup notification at first boot saying "Nvidia Proprietary Driver available, would you like to install blah blah...". In Fedora, a newcomer must install the RPMFusion repo's, enable the testing repo, install kmod-nvidia , disable nouveau etc etc...

Anyway - enough! This is an Nvidia forum, not a Fedora forum.



RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna repo's so I guess they own rpmfusion.

petrovlucca 10-29-10 08:22 AM

Re: SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thewonderer57 (Post 2127572)
You're quite right.

The tutorial has been updated.

Thanks for updating the tutorial. It is seemed to me easier than previous tutorial.


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