Originally Posted by thewonderer57
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
That guide is pathetic and wouldn't work ( Step 2 is the only useful bit )
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=0×318″
3. command: “yum install rpmfusion-free-release rpmfusion-nonfree-release && yum update”
4. command: “yum install kmod-nvidia”
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
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.