Fedora 14 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 4

Looking Fedora 22/21 nVidia Drivers Install Guide? [inttf_post_ad1] This is guide, howto install nVidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 14 and disable Nouveau driver. I write this guide about two weeks ago, but I Delayed the publication of this guide, because of pyxf86config bug, which cause following livna-config-display errors on boot: Checking for module nvidia.ko: [ OK ] Enabling the nvidia driver: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/sbin/nvidia-config-display", line 28, in import livnaConfigDisplay.ConfigDisplay File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/livnaConfigDisplay/ConfigDisplay.py", line 29, in import xf86config File...

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    1. I have a 9500GT and I followed the steps using the kmod and adding the section “files” to the xorg.conf. Worked great, no problems. I was about to smash my system screwing around with the official NVidia drivers, but this was really simple. Thanks!

    2. To install GeForce fx5200 on Fedora 14
      1.download from http://www.nvidia.com the drivers
      2. open a termina
      3. su –
      4. bash ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.28-pkg1.run –no-x-check
      Its work 100%.
      if you want conntac mefor help YM: vega_seamt

    3. Worked perfectly on my HP DV9000 with GeForce Go 7600. Did have to add the “Files” section to xorg.conf, which was obviously easy, copy and paste. Thanks so much!

    4. I think I followed your instructions correctly. But I can’t tell if the NVidia driver is working, and I cannot enable Desktop Effects in KDE.

      1. The end of the kernel line in grub.conf looks like this:
      nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau

      2. /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:
      # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
      # nvidia-xconfig: version 260.19.36 ([email protected]) Sat Jan 22 06:36:47 EST 2011

      # RPM Fusion – nvidia-xorg.conf

      Section “ServerLayout”
      Identifier “Default Layout”
      Screen “Default Screen” 0 0
      InputDevice “Keyboard0” “CoreKeyboard”
      InputDevice “Mouse0” “CorePointer”

      Section “Files”
      ModulePath “/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia”
      ModulePath “/usr/lib64/xorg/modules”

      Section “InputDevice”
      # generated from data in “/etc/sysconfig/keyboard”
      Identifier “Keyboard0”
      Driver “keyboard”
      Option “XkbLayout” “us”
      Option “XkbModel” “pc105”

      Section “InputDevice”
      # generated from default
      Identifier “Mouse0”
      Driver “mouse”
      Option “Protocol” “auto”
      Option “Device” “/dev/input/mice”
      Option “Emulate3Buttons” “no”
      Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”

      Section “Device”
      Identifier “Videocard0”
      Driver “nvidia”

      Section “Screen”
      Identifier “Default Screen”
      Device “Videocard0”
      SubSection “Display”
      Modes “nvidia-auto-select”

      3. grep “EE” /var/log/Xorg.0.log returns this:
      [[email protected] steve]# grep “EE” /var/log/Xorg.0.log
      (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
      [ 23.674] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER

      4. grep “WW” /var/log/Xorg.0.log returns this:
      [[email protected] steve]# grep “WW” /var/log/Xorg.0.log
      (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
      [ 23.630] (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers ‘kbd’, ‘mouse’ or ‘vmmouse’ will be disabled.
      [ 23.630] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
      [ 23.630] (WW) Disabling Mouse0

      5. lsmod | grep nvidia returns this:
      [[email protected] steve]# lsmod | grep nvidia
      nvidia 10270686 28
      i2c_core 27212 2 nvidia,i2c_i801

      6. lsmod | grep nouveau returns nothing at all.

      Before I figure out if I need to go to the KDE or Fedora list about this, please let me know if anything is wrong with what I have posted above…

      Oh yeah, my video card is a GeForce 9600 GT and I am running Fedora 14

      Thank you,
      Steven P. Ulrick

    5. I have HP pavilion dv6000 with Nvidia 8400mgs graphice card, I followed the steps mentioned above and it works like charm, thanks for the instructions ;-)

    6. Thanks for the great reference and help here JR! When I attempt step 4b (I tried kmod and akmod, even though I didn’t custom compile the kernel), I get the following errors after the 2nd transaction check:

      ---> Processing conflict: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-260.19.36-1.fc14.i686 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx
      ---> Processing conflict: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.28-3.fc14.i686 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
      ---> Processing conflict: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.28-3.fc14.i686 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-newest
      --> Finished Dependency Resolution
      Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx
      Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xxconflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia

      Any idea what this problem could be?

    7. Thanks JR, your instructions worked, and I now finally have proper 3D rendering instead of nouveau rubbish.

    8. Hi
      I try this installation on my vostro 3300
      My graphic is Geforce 310m
      But everything become slow down after installation
      Could you help me what should I do?

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    10. It also works with Fedora 15! These instructions got me up and running while others left me frustrated. The difference was with the ModulePath in xorg.conf.

      • Hi Vin,

        Thanks and it’s nice to hear that this guide works also with Fedora 15! :)
        I’m going to add later new guide for Fedora 15.

    11. excellence website. i found a lot of using guide in the this web.

      Thank you so much to the contributor.


    12. Hi JR,

      First off, thanks for this excellent guide and all the troubleshooting help you have been giving!

      I myself am having a bit of a different issue than the others here.
      I have a Dell Latitude D830 with a Nvidia Quadro NV 140M card.
      These machines are known to have an issue with the cards that causes them to die early via overheating. But a dying card is not what I have: that would produce garbled video output, X server crashes and flickering screens regardless of my drivers.

      When using the Nouveau driver all is well, the screen is stable and the machine runs beauty no matter how hard I drive it or how high the temps (I have done some work on the heatsinks so that doesn’t get very high anyway, right around 75-80C for both CPU and GPU under full load stress testing).

      But let me start up the Nvidia driver and it’a a different story: runs for a bit then the machine itself full stops with a power down!
      On those occasions where I can get it running the desktop and logged in the crash seems to occur at the point that a 3D program is stopped. Runs glxgears on those occasions like mad, multiple windows even when testing for long periods of time, but as I close the last window the machine just hard powers down.

      No log errors in dmesg, messages or any Xorg logs, just a cold stop without even a core dump.

      Sure would like to get some 3D support on my machine, do you have any ideas of what I might try?

    13. today i installed fedora 15 and get switch from deb base to rom base :)
      on install graphic driver, after add the

      Section "Files"
      ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
      ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"

      to xorg.conf system became failed to starting up and after the first progress bar on fedora start, a black page showed and became hanged in Started Display Manager!
      I fix it with boot from fedora DVD and mount the root partition and delete this lines, then change the value of driver to nvidia (in Section “Device”);
      now i have a lovely fedora :)

    14. Can anyone help me please? I’m trying to install the nvidia driver just to be able to set custom resolution (1366×768) for my ASUS G60JX laptop.
      I have a GTS 360M GPU, but I keep failing no matter what I try.

      When I try “yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs” it says complete, and at startup there’s a gray loading bar and that’s it, I can’t do anything.

      If I try to go at nvidia.com and download the latest driver for linux, and try to install that, there’s some problem with kernel.ko or what.

      It’d be awesome if someone could help, please let me know if you have an idea! Thanks!

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