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Old 11-20-09, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default SOLVED Fedora 12 Problems installing Nvidia driver

Installation Instructions:

Fedora 13:
Fedora 13 Nvidia Driver Installation

Fedora 12:
Fedora 12 Nvidia Driver Installation

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Old 11-20-09, 10:36 AM   #2
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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

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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.
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Old 11-20-09, 11:13 AM   #3
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You're quite right.

The tutorial has been updated.
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Old 11-20-09, 03:26 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-21-09, 10:36 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-21-09, 11:23 AM   #6
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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.
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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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