Fedora 15 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 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. Hi JR,

      Do you know if following this procedure will also help in working with NVidia NVS 4200M graphics card? If you can guide me on this, it would be very helpful.

      Thanks.

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      • Hi No Name Dot C,

        Yes this should work also with NVidia NVS 4200M, please let me know if you get nvidia drivers installed or have some problems! :)

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    2. Hi JR

      I sent you earlier 3 messages about installing Nvidiadriver. I succeeded in starting Fedora, by pressing TAB in the beginning. Now I can start Fedora. There is no blue screen at the beginning (with the balloon) but just a white / blue / strip growing to the right down in the screen. After that I can log in.

      In my ealier messages I mentioned my second name. Please don’t paste the message on the website.

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      • Hi Jan,

        I removed other messages, so don’t worry about your full name… :)

        But do you still have some problems or do you get it working?

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    3. I got Fedora working. The startscreen is now in another way; No blue screen with a balloon, but a white/ light-blue /darkblue strip under in the screen, getting larger, When the strip is nearly to the right in the screen, then comes the log- inscreen. I can start Fedora after logging in.

      Do you think that I can install the driver another time, f.i. with kmod-method, en then get the normal blue startscreen ? I am so afraid doing that, because, when I can’t start Fedora (getting a black screen) I have te re-install Fedora.

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      • Hi Jan,

        Yes you can install nVidia drivers another time, if you want to. And if you get black screen it doesn’t mean that you have to reinstall Fedora. You could of course work on command line and remove driver and so on…

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    4. you may need to throw in a “depmod” to get it to find the kernel module.

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    5. Works great for F15, GTS450, Gnome3
      Thanks!

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    6. Hi’!
      I have nvidia GeForce 8M (8600M GS, if I recall right).
      I tried installing drivers from other blogs, but I was missing the “nouveou in the blacklist” check, so it didn’t start X after rebooting. Now it seems ok. If anything else I’ll let you know.
      THANK YOU!!! :D

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    7. I have a Nvidia geforce GTX 560M card. Which option should I use to install
      of the two you gave, that is, 4a or 4b

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      • Hi Dan,

        You should select 4a. :)

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        • I followed the 4a option using the “yum install akmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686” I also checked the /boot/grub/grub.conf file before rebooting. The boot now stalls at
          Started SYSV: Enable monthly update of Smolt. . I am booting with the kernel 2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64. The previous kernel,
          2.6.38.6-26.rc1.f15.x86_64 stalls at the same place. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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            • You are correct and I copy the wrong one into the comment. However, I did install yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs and the boot still stalls. No idea why.

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              • Ok good to hear that you installed right version. :)

                Could you change another virtual console using ALT+F2, ALT+F3, ALT+F4…when it stops?

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                • Stops or stalls aT;
                  Started SYSV: Enable monthly update of Smolt. .

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                  • Ok, but could you change another virtual console?

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                    • I bit of a newbie with regards to Linux so I’m not sure what you mean by virtual console?

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                      • When it stalls, what happen if you press ALT+F2, ALT+F3…? Do you see console login screen?

                      • Nothing happens. I get a white band across the screen with Fedora 15 on it. This with the 2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 kernel. With the earlier kernel I get the drop shape with the f at an angle in white and in blue a figure 8 at an angle. The keyboard has no control over anything.

                      • Using a FC15 DVD image and using the rescue option I mounted the sysimage and I then “yum remove akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs” and was able to boot fully into Gnome and KDE. I then updated the system and rebooted. The system came back up again and I did another yum update but there was nothing that needed updating. I then reinstalled using “yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs”. Can’t boot again. So the problem is in one of these files. It maybe that even though nvidia has released drivers for my Nvidia geforce GTX 560M card they aren’t in the rpmfusion releases yet.

    8. Works fine (Fedora 15 – GTS 250)
      But what about Fedora 16?
      thanx

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      • Hi matheus,

        I’m actually writing Fedora 16 nVidia install guide, but currently you can use rpmfusion Fedora 16 repo to install nVidia drivers on Fedora 16.

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    9. Hi Dan,

      I continue here, because comment reply’s is limited on 10 level deep… :)

      One thing what you could try is use kmod-nividia instead of akmod-nvidia.

      You could boot to runlevel 3 with following procedure:

      1. Access Grub boot menu
      2. Press “e” (edit)
      3. Select kernel line and press “e” (edit) again
      4. Add [space] and runlevel (1,3,5) end of line
      5. Press Enter
      6. Press “b” (boot) and boot with modified kernel line

      Now you should see just terminal with login and then loging and you could remove akmod-nvidia and install kmod-nvidia instead?

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      • Will do, but it will have to wait until after the 29th of Nov. I had to leave town today on business.

        Thanks and I will let you know what happens.

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        • Okey, let’s try to solve the problem then, and have a nice trip! :)

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    10. Hello. I am having a problem during booting.

      When the booting bar finished almost near the end. It starts flashing and stops loading or do anything else thereafter.

      I am currently using the recovery mode, but I am sure I have updated it to the latest kernel.

      I have followed the exact steps. Is there something wrong? Please help. I am using the 5200FX model.

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      • Hi Jitski,

        Boot with normal system (not recovery mode) and when it stops then change another virtual console with ALT+F2, ALT+F3…and login as root user.

        Then please post output of following commands here:

        
        lsmod |grep nvidia
        lsmod |grep nouveau
        

        And output of following command:

        
        rpm -qa *nvidia* *kernel*
        
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    11. Tried the five steps above, using 4a.

      Got blue screen & balloon on reboot, followed by text showing boot messages so far. Last one was “Started Display Manager”. Then it just hangs there.
      Tried akmod with the same results.
      Tried the dracut line, same results. alt-f2 puts me in text mode.
      lspci | grep -i nvidia yields: 01:00.o VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M SDDR3] (rev a1).
      lsmod | grep nvidia yields:
      nvidia 11693770 0
      i2c_core 25728 nvidia,12c_i801,videodev,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit

      What should I try next?

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      • Hi Greta,

        Could you post also output of following commands:

        
        lsmod | grep nouveau
        
        rpm -qa *nvidia* *kernel*
        
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    12. There’s no output from lsmod | grep nouveau. “rpm -qa …” shows that the versions match.

      Also did upgrade to F16, tried the same things, as that seemed to work for someone else who asked for help. Unfortunately, it did not work for me.

      When I looked on the nvidia driver website, the one that apparently is for my computer is NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run. the 290.10 matches what I see in the rpm output for F16. Is it possible I have some window manager settings that need to be altered?

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    13. Looked in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and found the following:
      Fatal server error: no screens found.

      Should I move my question over to the Fedora 16 page,as I have updated?

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      • Hi Greta,

        Yes, if could please move your question to Fedora 16 nVidia page and please tell as much as you can, about your current situation, because it’s everything what I have. :) Thanks!

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    14. Thanks for your website — easy to follow; however . . . . I’ve got a problem . . .

      I installed kmod-nvidia on Fedora 15 but when I rebooted, it just hangs blue boot-up screen endlessly so I never get to login and therefore, I can’t uninstall the driver that appears to be causing the problem. I have a dual boot system with Mint 11 and Fedora 15 using Grub2 and my video card is GeForce 8400GS.

      When I press ‘e’ on boot up on the Fedora entry, how exactly do I add an entry for runlevel 3 to allow me to boot up and get a terminal login?

      Was I wrong to use kmod-nvidia? Should I have used one of the other options?

      Any help to get my Fedora system up and running again would be most helpful.

      Thanks in advance.

      Great site, by the by.

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      • You can boot to runlevel 3, with pressing ‘e’ on Fedora kernel line and then found line which starts, with linux … add number 3 to end of line and then boot.

        kmod-nvidia should work, but you could remove and try akmod-nvidia instead, because it should work with any kernel version.

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    15. Thanks JR. Tried what you said but even after removing kmod-nvidia it still wouldn’t boot. It was pretty much a fresh install, so I reinstalled this time with Fedora 16. I’ll give akmod-nvidia try when I have a minute and see how I get on. Cheers.

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      • Hi again Brad,

        Good choice to change Fedora 16. :)

        Use Fedora 16 nVidia Drivers Install Guide when you try to install nVidia drivers on Fedora 16.

        And please let me know, if you have some problems still with Fedora 16 and let’s try to get nVidia drivers working…

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