Fedora 17 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 17 "Beefy Miracle" and disable Nouveau driver. This guide works with GeForce 6/7/8/9/200/300 series cards. Fedora 17 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. Before nVidia drivers installation Check is your nVidia card supported lspci |grep -i VGA ## Example output ## 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce G210] (rev a2) List of Supported NVIDIA GPU Products, your...

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    1. In Fedora 17, akmod-nvidia isn’t available and kmod-nvidia is missing a dependency ‘nvidia-kmod-common’.

      • Works for me.
        Fedora 18 with an NVIDIA 9500GT Video card.
        I had HDMI working ok with nouveaux but VGA video was scrambled.
        Now working great in VGA mode. Thanks!
        I love the support for Fedora.

    2. Not working for me on Fedora 17 x86_64 / Geforce 8400GS

      Regards! Nice site, thanks for your posts!!

      • Hi Emiliano,

        Could you tell more specific, why it’s not working for you?

        Do you get some error messages?

        • Really I don’t care! Gnome started in fallback mode and the system worked tooooo much slow or “lagged”. Took 1 minute with CONTROL+F2 to show the system console.

          So I unistalled the nvidia packages and restored the noveau “file” (/boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img) and right now I’m with noveau drivers again!

          Thanks for your time, love fedora and your page helped me a lot.


      • I faced the same issue. on reboot, it stops after loading Display manager. I removed it and now re installing nouveau.

    3. I’d like you to give us a tut about how to install adobe CS 5.5 on Fedora,Please.

    4. I have a problem with the screen resolution, the drives are installed, but the maximum remains at 1024×768 resolution.
      My default resolution is 1366×768, has a solution?

      sorry my bad English, I speak Portuguese.

      • Hi aelsonmoura,

        Could you post output of following commands:

        glxinfo |grep -i -e render -e opengl
        lsmod |grep -e nouv -e nvidia
        lspci |grep -i vga
        rpm -qa \*nvidia\*
        uname -a
          • Thanks, looks good, you have drivers installed and running correctly.

            Could you tell more about your monitor?

            Could you also post output of following commands:

            cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
            cat  /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    5. After I did this and was up and running for a day .. I did a yum update to get the latest updates and fixes. The update installed but fails to reboot. To go back into the OS I need to run the previous version from Grub.

      • Thanks aelsonmoura,

        Some reason nvidia-auto-select can’t find higher resolutions for your monitor. Could you post your monitor exact model?

      • The model is Philips 160E
        I think this might be a bug, I’ll wait out a new version of the drive.


        • Yes might be a bug…is your monitor working normally with nouveau drivers?

          • Yes, work perfectly with nouveau driver.

    6. Your instructions got me MOST of the way there.

      /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains this:

      [ 31.827] vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver
      [ 31.827] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
      [ 31.827] (II) UnloadModule: “vesa”
      [ 31.827] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
      [ 31.827]
      Fatal server error:
      [ 31.827] no screens found
      [ 31.827]
      Please consult the Fedora Project support
      at http://wiki.x.org
      for help.
      [ 31.827] Please also check the log file at “/var/log/Xorg.0.log” for additional information.
      [ 31.827]
      [ 31.897] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

      The file /etc/X11/nvidia-xorg.conf is created but xorg.conf is what gets read. So I just changed the line in xorg.conf from: Driver “vesa” to: Driver “nvidia” and everything is sweet.

      • I had exactly the same issue ;

        I had both a nvidia-xorg.conf and a xorg.conf, the second being the one read by X … did you modification and worked perfectly ;

        Thanks ;

      • This solution worked for me as well! Fedora 17

    7. Hi,

      this guide worked perfectly for me on Fedora 17 x86_64. I have a nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Thanks a lot JR, keep it up!

      • Hi Milo,

        Excellent to hear that you got it working! You are welcome! :)

    8. I have problem with this guide. After update kernel and install kmod nvidia driver I can not start my fedora linux. Can be problem with version graphics card, I have Quadro FX 3800M and notebook HP Elitebook 8740W. Thank you.

      • Hi Johny,

        Your card should work with nVidia drivers. Could tell more specific, what you mean that you can’t start Fedora Linux? Is your system still booting normally? Could you change another virtual console after boot? Or could you example boot to runlevel 3?

    9. Hi.JR

      this guide isn’t work on Nivdia 520M the device code is 0x1050,when done it follow this page,and reboot my computer after display “started Display Manager…”
      lspci |grep -i vga

      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller:nVidia Corporation DEvice 1050 (rev a1)
      tha same as before installed akmod,

      and then I turn off optimus for nVidia in BIOS,the computer stop working after boot when display “cannot open file…”—dead

      I must power off manually,I don’t konw why ,can you help me?thank you.

      • Hi LIufapeg,

        Is this your full lspci |grep -i vga output?

        So do you have nVidia Optimus card or could you disable Optimus totally? What is you lspci… output after you have disabled nVidia Optimus?

    10. Hi.JR

      thank you ,not full,

      the output of lspci is:
      00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1050 (rev a1)

      Display “cannot open font file ” after I disable nVidia Optimus,and it stoped.

      output:glxinfo |grep -i -e render -e opengl

      direct rendering: Yes
      OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
      OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
      OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.3
      OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
      OpenGL extensions:
      GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_ARB_ES2_compatibility,

      look like the nVidia cann’t working?what will I do?

      • Hi again liufapeng,

        Could you change another virtual console (ALT + F1,F2,F3…) and check lspci output when you boot Optimus disabled?

        • thank you JR
          Boot without Optimus,the answer ` lspci |grep -i vga ` is :

          [[email protected] ~]$ lspci |grep -i vga
          00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

          there is only intel card was be dispaly!
          looks like the computer cann’t fit the guide, unlucky -_-!

          • Very bad luck… :( Do you have any other Optimus options in bios?

            • unfortunately ,In BIOS of my computer that only have two choices,one is “UMA only”.another is “OPtimus”, I have used first option “UMA”,there isn’t any other Optimus options.

              Is there any other method? thank you very much~

              • Okay, then you can try Bumblebee, here is Bumblebee installation instruction. If you get it working it would be very nice, if you could write some instructions to other users how you did it on Fedora 17…currently I don’t have any computer with Optimus and thats why I can’t write working guide.

                • Okay,thank you, if I get my computer working on with Optimus,I must be write instructions to share everyone at this page.haha~~

    11. Nope…Doesn’t work. Have to use noapic to boot just to see the plymouth boot sequence, but Gnome doesn’t come up.

      Thanks for trying though.

      • Hi Vince,

        Could you post more info about your graphics card (and system) and /var/log/Xorg.0.log file content after booting?

    12. Hi JR !
      i m running Centos 6 on a hp 550 . and i hv failed to install the right graphics driver for compiz to function well with Desktop effect ,
      Would you help me in fixing this issue ?
      when i put
      in terminal :
      lspci |grep -i VGA
      00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GME965/GLE960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)

      • Hi Jules,

        Do you have some reason why you want to run CentOS and desktop effects?

    13. yeah ! it s pretty cool but if sm how difficult so i better stay like that . but when i had fedora 16 , desktop effect was running well

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