Fedora 15 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 1

Looking Fedora 22/21 nVidia Drivers Install Guide? [inttf_post_ad1] This is guide, howto install nVidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 15 and disable Nouveau driver. This guide works with GeForce 6/7/8/9/200/300 series cards and also with GeForce FX cards. Fedora 15 nVidia driver installation is not much different from previous Fedora versions. I have tested this guide with a couple computers, so let me know, if you have some problems. Install nVidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 15 and disable the nouveau driver 1. Change root user su - ## OR ## sudo -i 2. Make sure that you are running latest kernel If not then update kernel and reboot yum update...

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    1. Hola ,,
      Absolutely awesome web site ,, and great effort

      BTW,, I’m using nVIDIA GeForce 210 rev2 and the “nouveau” driver is working very well

      so I encourage people to test it before using nVidia driver.

      regards and respect

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    2. thank you a lot,
      I tried installing nvidia drivers from other blogs, but everything failed.
      And btw I know that fedora is a community linux, but to be so hard to use nvidia drivers is unacceptable. Series 400 that I have, doesn’t work on nouveau. So it would be better if nouveau drivers won’t be installed as default..

      thanx again

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    3. Unfortunatly, this didn’t work for me :/
      When I try to boot, it stops after the loading-bar
      I’m using a 9800GTX

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    4. Forgot to say, i used akmod-nvidia

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    5. Just did a kernel-update, worked after that :)

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      • Hello Tarnus,

        I’m having the same problem here (it just freezes while loading). What command exactly did you run to fix it?

        When I try to update something it just says that there are no updates available.

        I used akmod-nvidia-PAE.
        My kernel is 2.6.38.6.27.fc15.i686.PAE

        BTW. I had to remove the xorg.conf generated by the nvidia-xconfig and re-enable the nouveau driver in the grub.conf to be able to start my system and do something.

        Please, help!!!

        Thanks

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        • Ok, I just got it working.

          I saw that the nouveau driver was being loaded despite of the grub.conf modification.

          So, I checked to see if I could blacklist it in a different way.

          There was already a file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf and I found the following instructions:

          “you need to run as root:
          dracut -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
          if nouveau is loaded despite this file.”

          So, I did, and it finally worked!!!

          Thanks anyway.

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    6. I’m getting the following when I enter “yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686”:

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      • Hi f15,

        Could you post again, what you get?

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    7. I installed the PAE kernel option, but i got

      yum install kernel-PAE-devel kmod-nvidia-PAE
      Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
      Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
      * fedora: mirrors.servercentral.net
      * livna: rpm.livna.org
      * rpmfusion-free-rawhide: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
      * rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
      * updates: mirrors.servercentral.net
      Setting up Install Process
      Package kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 already installed and latest version
      Resolving Dependencies
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE >= 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 1:270.41.06 for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      —> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs(x86-32) = 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: libnvidia-glcore.so.270.41.06 for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: nvidia-settings for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: libnvidia-ml.so.1 for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: nvidia-xconfig for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      —> Package nvidia-settings.i686 0:1.0-10.fc15 will be installed
      —> Package nvidia-xconfig.i686 0:1.0-8.fc15 will be installed
      —> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Finished Dependency Resolution
      Error: Package: 1:kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686 (rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide)
      Requires: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE
      Installed: kernel-PAE-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (@anaconda-InstallationRepo-201105131946.i686)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.PAE
      Installed: kernel-PAE-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.PAE
      Available: kernel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686
      Available: kernel-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686
      Available: kernel-PAEdebug-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.PAEdebug
      Available: kernel-PAEdebug-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.PAEdebug
      Available: kernel-debug-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.debug
      Available: kernel-debug-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.debug
      You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
      You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

      so how can I fix the error. Thanks. :D

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      • Hi Pachuca,

        Actually you have different kernel installed (kernel-PAE-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686) than kmod-nvidia-PAE (kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686.PAE-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686). So you have to install same kernel version or use akmod-nvidia.

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    8. Sorry but these instructions do not work on either of my nvidia GTX 460 machines:


      Error: Package: 1:kmod-nvidia-2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686 (rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide)
      Requires: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.3-18.fc15.i686
      Installed: kernel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (@koji-override-1/$releasever)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686
      Installed: kernel-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686
      Available: kernel-PAE-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.PAE
      Available: kernel-PAE-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.PAE
      Available: kernel-PAEdebug-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.PAEdebug
      Available: kernel-PAEdebug-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.PAEdebug
      Available: kernel-debug-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.i686.debug
      Available: kernel-debug-2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.debug
      You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
      You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

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    9. I want to thank you for putting this information on your website. It helped me alot!

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    10. It worked for me but now the boot screen is gone.

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      • Hi Kano,

        Do you mean Grub screen when your machine starts?

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    11. Awesome site. I used your guide to install my driver for fedora 14 also.

      I have a nvidia 8400m

      The only issue is that your software update links have changed
      rpmfusion-free-release-15-0.1.noarch.rpm
      rpmfusion-nonfree-release-15-0.1.noarch.rpm

      it is now
      rpmfusion-free-release-15-1.noarch.rpm
      rpmfusion-nonfree-release-15-1.noarch.rpm

      Also when I installed the first driver kmod-nvidia I got the black screen even after checking /boot/grub/grub.conf

      I recommended everyone uses the akmod, worked PERFECT!!!

      Side note you may want to add that there are x86_64/ available for people that use 64bit. That is what I used. Thanks again!

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      • Hi RussianMonk,

        Thanks! :)

        I added new rpms and also 64-bit rpms.

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    12. I love if- !1-0 ! Thank you!

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      • Hi David P,

        Thank you and you are welcome. :)

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    13. I got a 404 for the rpmfusion files.

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      • Hi Roi,

        Updated RPMFusion rpms and should work now!

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      • Hi James,

        And thanks!

        I updated guide and added new rpms and also separated 64-bit rpms! :)

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    14. Hi I have followed all the instructions, however when I reboot after checking grub.conf it just hangs after few seconds and does not allow me to log in or do anything.

      Any suggestion would realy help.

      Thanks

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      • Hi Sudarshan Bhattacharjee,

        So is it hanging when X is starting?

        You could try to boot runlevel 3 and check that the nvidia module is loaded and check that nouveau module is not loaded and then start X manually.

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