Fedora 15 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 3

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. One additional thing is that I have modified the grup.conf and added agp=off and vga=0x31b…

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    2. 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?

      Also the information about my graphics card:

      1)output for lsmod |grep nvidia:

      nvidia 10375368 40
      i2c_core 21572 2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2

      2)output for glxinfo |grep -i “\(direct render\|opengl\)”:

      direct rendering: Yes
      OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
      OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
      OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 280.13
      OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
      OpenGL extensions:

      3)output for glxgears(about 1min run):
      8350 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1669.978 FPS
      8373 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1674.491 FPS
      8560 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1711.956 FPS
      8569 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1713.707 FPS
      8566 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1713.158 FPS
      8563 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1712.523 FPS
      8557 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1711.322 FPS
      8562 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1712.258 FPS
      8565 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1712.976 FPS
      8565 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1712.963 FPS
      8557 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1711.249 FPS
      8562 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1712.356 FPS
      8559 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1711.676 FPS
      8548 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1709.466 FPS

      Also to note that 3d games like urbanterror and alien arena work good on my system.even on high configurations.The problem is with gnome shell only.
      I thank you ,JR,again for your information,by which I was able to create a custom fedora livecd with inbuilt nvidia proprietary drivers.

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      • Hi Pranav,

        Hi Filip,

        You could try following to fix Gnome shell slowness.
        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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        • Thanks JR.

          The clutter.sh file does not exist in the profile.d, hence I have created a new file and added the content as suggested. But no change, the gnome shell does not update the screen and changing between dispalys will result in black screen on F1 where only the mouse marker is visible.

          I’m thinking to remove this “doggy” nvidia card and run on the internal intel with the build in nouveau drivers. Thanks for your help.

          Filip

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    3. Hi JR,
      As said by Filip,the clutter.sh file doesn’t exist in the given directory and even if you try to create
      it,the gnome-shell responds as before.Does the gnome-shell behaves like this on your computer also?I think the problem is with mutter and its framerate.I read it on the gnome-planet about it.They have also provided a patch for it.But i don’t know how to apply it.nor they have a provided a package like .deb or .rpm to install.The source of the patch is also given.But it’s all out of my mind.I am not understanding the instructions properly.They claim that the nvidia driver does much computations while doing things such as setting the shape of the window which is done often in gnome-shell.
      One personal question to you JR: Are you a packager at rpmfusion for nvidia drivers?

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      • Hi Pranav,

        On my computer(s) Gnome-Shell is working as it should with nVidia cards and this CLUTTER_VBLANK=none trick is helped some Ubuntu users with same style problems.

        If you have patch for mutter, then you could get source rpm package example from here (mutter-3.0.2.1-1.fc15.src.rpm) and then you could add your patch and rebuild SRPM. Couple guides, howto do it:
        Rebuild SRPM
        Patching SRPM

        Nope, I’m not a packager at RPMFusion…just RPMFusion user… :)

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    4. As this is a very good site,I would also like you to introduce a blog on creating custom fedora live-cd’s using fedora’s livecd-creator so that fedora-users can create their custom fedora live-cd
      with all the nvidia drivers and other proprietary things which fedora doesn’t include.If you want ,I can also share the knowlegde I have gained about creating fedora livecd’s uptil now.

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      • This type guide would be nice :) And of course you can share your knowledge with me and others…

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    5. OS – fedora 15 32-bit
      I have Nvidia onboard geForce 7050 PV/nForce 630a.
      I found that a driver for it is of a version 280.13
      I downloaded and installed it.
      my display is Samsung SyncMaster (wide screen) its appropriate resolution is 1680×1050
      After all procedures successfully fulfilled I got that nvidia Xserver settings
      After running it I could choose that resolution (1680×1050) in advanced mode and saved in to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
      I have added “rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0” to my kernel line
      my current kernel version is vmlinuz-2.6.40-4.fc15.i686
      the result of “lsmode | grep -i nvidia” is the following:
      nvidia 10375368 40
      i2c-core 21572 3 nvidia,videodev.i2c_nforce2

      I would appreciate any suggestion to fix a problem/
      Thanks.
      But when I boot my pc it always starts with 1024×768 resolution

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    6. Worked without a glitch! Thank you.

      (I have an nVidia GeForce G310 card on a Dell Inspiron machine)

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    7. Some additional info.

      When I start with fedora 13 I get a proper display resolution 1680×1050
      And if after that I restart fedora 15 again – everything is OK – I got 1680×1050 display resolution.

      It seems like Samsung SyncMaster monitor is not recognizable by fedora 15 during a cold start of PC (I mean after shutting down mains supply to a PC).

      Any suggestions are welcome.

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      • Hi Alex,

        Do you mean that you have to setup all settings manually after every boot? I’m not totally sure what is your problem if you could have proper resolution…?

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    8. Just wanted to say thanks! I just installed a new nVidia card in my Fedora 1 box and it’s been acting up so I went searching for a quick guide on installing these drivers. This did nicely and so far things have been acting much better.So thanks again!!!

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    9. Hi,
      I’m kind of new to fedora 15 gnome3 and the linux thing in general and I wanted to make my nvidia Geforce GT 540M working on my fedora partition. But after doing a reboot of my computer, I get some commands lines with something in red saying that akmod FAILED..

      My fedora partition won’t boot now..
      How can I fix the problem?
      Xavier

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      • Hi Xavier,

        You could try to install kmod instead akmod and try to boot again.

        And you could also post more specific error message?

        You could check error messages more specific error messages from:

        
        ## akmods.log file ##
        /var/cache/akmods/akmods.log
        
        ## akmods nvidia log directory ##
        /var/cache/akmods/nvidia/
        
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    10. Hello i have same issue with pranav, gnome is so slow after i followed the guide. And one more thing i have and error after running this command:

      dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
      
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/fuc41ad" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/fuc41ac" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/fuc409d" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/fuc409c" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc4_fuc41ad" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc4_fuc41ac" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc4_fuc409d" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc4_fuc409c" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc3_fuc41ad" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc3_fuc41ac" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc3_fuc409d" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc3_fuc409c" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc0_fuc41ad" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc0_fuc41ac" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc0_fuc409d" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "nouveau/nvc0_fuc409c" for kernel module "nouveau.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "cbfw_fc.bin" for kernel module "bfa.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "ctfw_cna.bin" for kernel module "bfa.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "ctfw_fc.bin" for kernel module "bfa.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "isci/isci_firmware.bin" for kernel module "isci.ko"
      W: Possible missing firmware "aic94xx-seq.fw" for kernel module "aic94xx.ko"
      
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      • Hi wildcard,

        So you get nVidia drivers working and now you running dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)?

        This slowness problem is maybe possible fix with new Mutter version or patched version as Pranav said.

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    11. Thank you thank you very much, at last someone helped me to install this driver!
      But I also must note that after these steps mentioned above my Fedora didn’t load GNOME (PRRRFF again), I had to switch to text terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and execute the .run file downloaded from nvidia.com, after the installation was complete I could boot into GNOME with my new driver (thanks to you)

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    12. has anyone set up two vga controllers? like intel sandy bridge with nvidia optimus?

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    13. Mission Failed.

      I’ve updated the kernel, got 2.6.40.
      When starting show a progress Bar reaching a text “Fedora15”, when the progress bar reach the text then show me a lot of text like this:
      [97.683148] [] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

      Now iḿ thinking about reinstall… :S

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      • Hi itralarcon,

        Could you try to boot with older/another kernel?

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    14. Hi, im trying to install the driver on a 8951g acer ethos, ( have the intel an nvidia 555m) when I grep for nvidia it dont find anything..

      What can I do?

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      • Hi WarpOs,

        Could you post output of following command:

        
        dmesg |grep nvidia
        
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    15. how do i check my nvidia version?

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      • Hi rbwang,

        You can check your running nVidia version with following command:

        
        cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
        
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