Fedora 15 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 5

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. This worked like a charm, the first time. Thanks a million!

      I bought a second-hand Dell minitower at Deseret Industries for $35. spent $89 to get a refurbished 8400 GS and 2G of RAM at Tigerdirect. Already had a cheapo AOC 931 monitor.

      Used your instructions after booting, and now I have a really slick system running FC15, and everything “just works”.

      I’m a happy camper. :-)
      peace, and happy new (almost) year of the Dragon!

    2. After installing nvidia driver using akmod in 4a and reboot the system, gnome shell is not responding to mouse and keyboard, what’s the problem?

      My card is: GeForce Go 7300

      • Hi Kamal,

        Could you change to another virtual console and post output of following commands:

        lsmod |grep nvidia
        lsmod |grep nouveau
        rpm -qa *nvidia* *kernel*
    3. I am getting

      Fatal server error
      no screens found error

      when I use startx command

      (EE) [drm] failed to open device
      Refusing ot touch device with a bound kernel driver
      (EE) open /dev/fb0: no such device
      (EE) Screen(s) found but none have a usable configuration

      I updated kernel as you described abovem, My spec is DELL workstation T3500 with Quadro 1800 GPU

      I will be grateful if you can help
      best regards

      also the other lsmod information you asked is below

      lsmod | grep nouveau

      nouveau 754292 0
      ttm 61533 1 nouveau
      drm_kms_helper 30277 1 nouveau
      rrm 213647 3 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
      i2c_algo_bit 5572 1 nouveau
      i2c_core 28203 6 nvidia,i2c_i801,nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_a
      mxm_wmi 1741 1 nouveau
      video 12388 1 nouveau

      rpm -qa *nvidia*

      lsm0d | grep nvidia
      nvidia 8100306 0
      i2c_core 28203 6 nvidia,i2c_i801,nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_a

      • Hi yalcin,

        Please check that you have blacklisted nouveau, because based on your lsmod outputs, looks like both nouveau and nvidia modules are loaded…

        • Hi,

          Actually I edited grub.conf as you described above.

          Anyway I started with a fresh install. This time I didnot update kernel. When I checked grub.conf, the blacklist was added automatically(when I updated kernel it wasnot added). And it works now.

          Thank you very much :)

          Note: Is there an alternative to kpackagekit, can I use synaptic package manager?

          Kindest regards

          • Okay, excellent to hear that you got it working! :)

            You could try example yumex (Yum Extender).


            yum install yumex
    4. […] installed the nDivia nouveau as well. So I forced the system to use the original nDivia, see here http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co…install-guide/ point 5 […]

    5. Thank you!
      It worked on my Fedora 16.

    6. I would like to say thank you for this guide. I did this with Fedora 17 nVidia gtx 560ti.

      Note: when i installed the nVidia drivers it added the blacklist automatically to my grub.cfg

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