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Fedora 13 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable the nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 1

Looking Fedora 22/21 nVidia Drivers Install Guide? 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...


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I just followed the above instruction and rebooted to a black screen… now what do I do?

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Change to console with ctrl+alt+F2 or (ctrl+alt+F3, F4, F5, F6).

Write following commands:

lsmod |grep nouveau

Should not output anything, if output nouveau driver then check that you have rdblacklist=nouveau on your grub.conf on right kernel row.

lsmod |grep nvidia

Should output nvidia driver, if not then run again exactly following command:

setsebool -P allow_execstack on

Then reboot again:

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nVidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 12 (and probably Fedora 13 too) do support a few older cards than GeForce 6 cards. I am using 173xx driver for GeForce FX-5500 on F12 without any problem. I think even 96xx driver is supported, however 71xx is definitely not supported.

Blacklisting nouveau and setting SElinux are now done automatically by the RPM Fusion RPMs, without any user intervention.

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Hi Awasthi,

Nice to know that nVidia proprietary drivers support even older than GeForce 6 cards and also nice to know that the Nouveau blacklisting and SELinux settings are now done automatically by RPM Fusion RPMs.

I updated this info to guide, thank you.

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Rob F.

Although I skipped the setsebool step because I have selinux disabled, your instructions fixed my problem (I think. I did this remotely and won’t know if X is running correctly until I get home, but I do see a kdm_greet in top so I’m hopeful.). I just upgraded from Fedora 11 to Fedora 13 and hadn’t experienced this nouveau problem before. I spent two hours last night trying to disable the module to no avail. Who’s idea was this nouveau crap anyway?

Thanks for the help.

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4-23-11… worked after black screen on fedora 14.. thanks .. got to love google and the wealth of knowledge it brings right to your fingertips…

Thanks for the help, beers on me if your ever in Wesport, downtown KC

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