Fedora 15 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 2

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...

126 comments on “Fedora 15 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 2

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    1. Excellent guide!

      Works like a charm! Thanks!!

    2. [[email protected] ]# yum update kernel*
      Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
      Setting up Update Process
      No Packages marked for Update
      [[email protected] ]# yum install kernel-PAE-devel kmod-nvidia-PAE kmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686
      Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
      Setting up Install Process
      Resolving Dependencies
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kernel-PAE-devel.i686 0: will be installed
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-173xx.i686 0:173.14.30-1.fc15.2 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kmod-nvidia-173xx- >= 173.14.30-1.fc15.2 for package: kmod-nvidia-173xx-173.14.30-1.fc15.2.i686
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686 1:270.41.06-2.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kmod-nvidia- >= 1:270.41.06-2.fc15 for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-PAE-270.41.06-2.fc15.i686
      —> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686 0:173.14.30-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx = 173.14.30-1.fc15 for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs-173.14.30-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kmod-nvidia-173xx- 0:173.14.30-1.fc15.2 will be installed
      —> Package kmod-nvidia- 1:270.41.06-2.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-
      –> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 1:270.41.06 for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-
      —> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx.i686 0:173.14.30-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: nvidia-settings for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.30-1.fc15.i686
      –> Processing Dependency: nvidia-xconfig for package: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.30-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package kernel-PAE.i686 0: will be installed
      —> 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.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: libnvidia-ml.so.1 for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 1:270.41.06-1.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Dependency: libvdpau(x86-32) >= 0.4 for package: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      –> Running transaction check
      —> Package libvdpau.i686 0:0.4.1-4.fc15 will be installed
      –> Processing Conflict: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.30-1.fc15.i686 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
      –> Processing Conflict: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.30-1.fc15.i686 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-newest
      –> Processing Conflict: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx
      –> Finished Dependency Resolution
      Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx conflicts with 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
      Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.30-1.fc15.i686
      You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
      You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

      Any idea

      • Hi fed,

        Could you please post following command output:

        uname -a

        And please post also your nVidia card info?

    3. I just want to share something… compare to Fedora 14… Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 after installation nVidia kernel module… Gnome3 is crash (doh!) when I want to use it with Dual Monitor View… I configure xorg.conf to load desktops into Two monitors using nVidia X server Settings. I use Quadro FX on HP xw9440

      I did this with my good old Fedora 14 Gnome and runs perfectly well…

      On Fedora 15 I have to go to XFCE desktop in order to have dual view monitor…

      • Hi Can Masagi,

        Heh, sounds very bad. Personally I hate Gnome 3 and use just OpenBox and tint2… :) Of course I use sometimes Gnome 3 and I’m trying to learn to love it. ;)

    4. I received a 404 when attempting to Add RPMFusion Repositories (Free and Non-Free) for 64 bit. I ended up following some other instructions which used

      su -c ‘yum localinstall –nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

      which worked. The process I ended up using is http://blog.bodhizazen.net/linux/how-to-install-the-nvidia-driver-on-fedora-15/ . I have a nvidia gt 440 card.

      I used this your instructions to help figure out the correct process. Thanks for posting.

      • Hi Leslie,

        Nice to hear that you get it working… :)

        And I updated this guide also to use right repos. When I wrote this guide, then RPMFusion repos were different. So thanks for the notification. :)

    5. The 15-0 and 15-1 releases aren’t available. What’s there now is the 16-0. When I try to install, I get:
      smart install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/development/x86_64/os/rpmfusion-free-release-16-0.1.noarch.rpm
      Fetching packages…
      -> http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/development/x86_64/os/rpmfusion-free-release-16-0.1.noarch.rpm
      rpmfusion-free-release-16-0.1.noarch.rpm ################################################################## [100%]

      Loading cache…
      Updating cache… ################################################################## [100%]

      Computing transaction… error: Can’t install [email protected]: no package provides system-release >= 16

      % uname -a
      Linux skelem-laptopdl #1 SMP Mon Jun 13 19:49:05 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

      • Hi steve,

        RPMFusion repos is updated and plain old free and nonfree noarch works with Fedora 15/14/13 so right commands is:

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

        I updated this guide also. :)

    6. I installed the latest nvidia drivers from the rpmfusion repositories.The installation completed successfully.But now when i reboot the system the plymouth screen hangs.The action – wait for plymouth screen to quit is not completed.I also get a error form LSB that the builds and installs from akmod package failed.Now i cannot boot into the system.Please help!How to recover my system now!

      • Hi Pranav,

        You could try to boot init 3 runlevel with Grub and then you could try to remove akmod and install kmod-nvidia. If it’s not working then you could boot with kmod-nivida again runlevel 3 and try to modprobe nvidia and startx manually.

    7. Hi JR,I followed your steps and reinstalled the nvidia drivers properly on my system.But the gnome gnome-shell works very slowly with it.for eg. the animation when switching to activities menu is not smooth.Is there any fix for it available now?

      • Could you first post following info here:

        Your nVidia card info?

        Output of following commands:

        lsmod |grep nvidia
        glxinfo |grep -i "\(direct render\|opengl\)"

        Let this run some time…

    8. Great thanks! Simple and efficient prcedure.

    9. Worked perfectly, thanks! (F15, GTX570)

    10. Hello, and i have been having an extremely slow system after following those steps. could you help me?

      • Hi David P.

        Could you tell more specific about your hardware?

    11. Hey, can u pls tell me how can i edit grub.conf, when i try i get: gedit grub.conf

      (gedit:14812): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

      g_dbus_connection_real_closed: Remote peer vanished with error: Underlying GIOStream returned 0 bytes on an async read (g-io-error-quark, 0). Exiting.

      thanks !

      • Hi zeta,

        Use some other editor, example nano or vi?

    12. Nouvea is bullshit. It does basic things and thats is .. is like cancer, you think you got it away and it pop’s up again.

      This doesn’t work, if system is installed from live CD (fedora 15). no matter you do, nouvea is there preventing real module install.

      And I am totally sucked this approach of fedora now : Why the F**K they hard force use of non working Crap and thus preventing use of good and solid driver !!!!!


      • Hi duck,

        I have one of my systems installed from Live CD and I can get nVidia drivers working and nouveau disabled. Could you tell more specific what problems do you have?

    13. It will be nice some tuto how to install kernel 3.0 and keep NViDiA drivers working :D

      • Hi matheus,

        Heh, I think it take some (read long) time when nVidia releases drivers which are compatible with kernel 3.0. :D

    14. how can i change may resolution into 1152×768?…in my nvidia server setting the maximum is only 1024×768

      by the way im using Nvidia 8500 GT


      • Hi mouse,

        You could try set your resolution manually on xorg.conf file.

        Here is couple sources where is examples, howto setup screen resolution manually:
        nVidia readme
        nVidia forum thread

    15. Hi JR,

      Thanks for sharing information how to get the Nvidia cards working. I’m running into issues as described by Pranav and David P., the drivers seem to be installed but the screen update is extremely slow. While trying to open the GUI Nvidia configuration tool I need to click on the logged username in the right corner of the screen to get the entire screen to refresh. Nonetheless looking into Xorg.0.log there is nothing strange. I’m running the latest kernel and GeForce FX 5200. Running uname -a provides this:
      2.6.40-4.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Fri Jul 29 18:54:39 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
      Running lsmod I grep nvidia shows:
      nvidia 7084464 30
      i2c_core 21572 2 nvidia,i2c_i801
      running lsmod Igrep nouveau does not show anything, hence the driver is not loaded.

      Do you have any ideas how I can get the nvidia drivers to be working correctly?

      btw, I’m running fedora on a DELL gx270.

      Thank you in advance.

      • Hi Filip,

        I have had no issues with Gnome Shell, but you could try following.
        Add following content to /etc/profile.d/clutter.sh file:

        # fix for slowness in gnome-shell
        export CLUTTER_VBLANK=none

        And then reboot.

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