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

Looking Fedora 22/21 nVidia Drivers Install Guide? [inttf_post_ad1] 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...

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

    1. […] Howto install nVidia driver on Fedora 12 (and just disable the nouveau driver) […]

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    2. This worked like a charm! Thanks!

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

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    4. 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:

      
      reboot
      
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    5. I am a frequent reader of your blog and just wanted to let you know you that I really like your articles.

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      • Really nice to hear that you read frequently my blog and you like my writings. Thank you very much for your feedback!

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    6. Thank you very much for your feedback!

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    7. […] I’ve tried this method in two Fedora 12 machine, and looks like it is working. Nouveau has been enabled by default starting from Fedora 11 and looks like. View full post on nvidia – Google Blog Search […]

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    8. Wanted to say thanks. Not so easy to find this.

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    9. 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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    10. thank you so much,you are site is great man,
      hope for more

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    11. 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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    12. 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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