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I’ve tried this method in few Fedora 12 and Fedora 13 machine, and looks like it is working. Nouveau has been enabled by default starting from Fedora 11 and looks like nouveau cause some problems on Fedora 12 and Fedora 13, when try to use nVidia proprietary driver.

Note: nVidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 12 and Fedora 13 does not support older cards than GeForce 6 cards (except for some exceptions, check this comment).

Install nVidia driver and disable nouveau

Run the following commands as root.

Enable access to both the free and the nonfree RPM Fusion repository


rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Update system and repositories

yum update

Install kmod-nvidia or kmod-nvidia-PAE if you are using PAE (Physical Address Extension) kernel

yum install kmod-nvidia
yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE

Note: this step is now done automatically by the RPM Fusion RPMs.

Allow nVidia driver loading and set SElinux allow_execstack on

setsebool -P allow_execstack on

Note: this step is now done automatically by the RPM Fusion RPMs.

Disable nouveau, add following to grub.conf (/boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/grub.conf) end of the “kernel” line

rdblacklist=nouveau

Example:

title Fedora (2.6.33.5-112.fc13.x86_64)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.33.5-112.fc13.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_fedorabox-LogVol01 rd_LVM_LV=vg_fedorabox/LogVol01 rd_LVM_LV=vg_fedorabox/LogVol00 rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=en rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau
        initrd /initramfs-2.6.33.5-112.fc13.x86_64.img

Reboot system

reboot

And finally nVidia driver should work normally.