Fedora 17 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 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. Thank you for the guide, it worked flawlessly with FC17, as well as with FC15 one year ago.

      Keep up the good work :)

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    2. i followed all 6 steps but after rebooting gnome failed to start will u please help?

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      • output of steps followed is as follows

        $ lspci | grep -i vga
        02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT215 [GeForce GT 240] (rev a2)

        # yum update kernel* selinux-policy*

        Installed:
        akmod-nvidia.i686 1:304.60-1.fc17.2 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 1:304.60-1.fc17

        # mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img

        [[email protected] vinay]# dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
        [[email protected] vinay]# reboot

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        • Hi vinay,

          Could you post output of following commands:

          
          rpm -qa \*kmod\* \*nvidia\* kernel\* |sort
           
          uname -a
          
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          • system is not starting it stucks on loading screen OS doesnt start

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            • Could boot runlevel 3 or change another virtual console pressing ALT+F1, ALT+F2, ALT+F3 or CTRL+ALT+F1, CTRL+ALT+F2, CTRL+ALT+F3?

              Then run above commands?

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    3. I have successfully installed the nVidia driver on my Fedora equipped with a pretty old card 8300 GS. You can find my story at

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      • Hi,

        I have the same card and I am having trouble booting after using akmod – so I’d be interested to read your account. Can you reposst the link?

        BTW I have the same errors in /var/log/Xorg.5.log as the post below.

        Thanks,
        RCB

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    4. System gets stuck on loading screen, failed to load into display(xfce).


      rpm -qa \*kmod\* \*nvidia\* kernal\* | sort
      akmod-nvidia-304.64-1.fc17.x86_64
      akmods-0.4.0-4.fc17.noarch
      kmod-7-1-fc17.x86_64
      kmod-libs-7-1.fc17.x86_64
      kmodtool-1-21.fc17.noarch
      nvidia-settings-1.0-22.fc17.x86_64
      nvidia-xconfig-1.0-20.fc17.x86_64
      xorg-x11-drc-nvidia-304.64-3.fc17.x86_64
      xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-304.64-3.fc17.x86_64

      uname -a
      Linux elleryia-linux.localdomain in 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64

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    5. Tried to restore the original nouveau .img file, same fail to boot result.

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      • Hi Matt,

        Could you update your system

        
        yum update
        

        and try to boot with latest kernel version?

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    6. GeForce 8400GS on a compact Acer Aspire running Fedora 18-beta (kernel 3.6.7). All you need to do is put a “/18” on this page, next to your “Fedora 17” title, and modify your link Tags! You Rock, dude!
      –DeanO.

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      • Hi DeanO,

        Thanks, I have tested this too with Fedora 18 beta and yes, it’s working! I just wait final release of Fedora 18 before posting new Fedora 18 guide. :)

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        • Hi JR,

          I had a question. I have the hardware the poster above mentioned. An Acer Aspire X3810 and I just put in a NVIDIA card – lspci say “VGA Compatible controller: NVIDIA Coporation G86 [GeForce 8300 GS] (rev a1).

          I followed the guide above but the system has been locking up and crashing. Usually right after I close or open a program – different programs will do it – browsers, the system config program for KDE, etc.

          This is a fresh install of Fedora 18 with everything updated and current.

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          • Feel free to delete the above – I just rolled back to Nouveau and things seem fine.

            Always nice to meet another JR – thanks for your guide. I may give it a go again later.

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            • Hi JR,

              Really nice to meet another JR. :)

              I’m preparing Fedora 18 nVidia Drivers Install Guide. I normally test my guides with a few machines so I think it’s ready on weekend or beginning of next week. This guide should work with Fedora 18, but actually final Fedora 18 nVidia guide might be little bit simpler than this, because I have noticed that the this guide step 5 is not always mandatory.

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              • Thanks I’ll look for that.

                I would appreciate your opinion. I added the card so I could use it to run two monitors instead of one. This is a work machine. I don’t play games on it or anything. I write some code, work on web sites, do email, etc.

                I went back to the Nouveau drivers and it seems to be fine. I do get some weird stuff looks wise but everything seems to function o.k. The top of windows look strange, when I mouse over some menu items they get all odd looking – but nothing that stops me from working.

                Will getting the Nvidia drivers working really make a big difference or am I better off just sticking to the default?

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    7. Thanks a lot! This solved my problem after updating fedora 17.

      Now, back to work. :)

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    8. JR.

      All show that is running nVidia drivers. Work perfectly for nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8500 GT] (rev a1)

      Thanks for a great GUIDE!!!!

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    9. Hi! I followed these steps and installed the driver. After rebooting, I still get 1024×768 resolution on my widescreen LCD that has 1440×900 resolution. I see only 4:3 resolutions in both NVIDIA X Server Settings and System Settings>Displays. My monitor (ViewSonic VA1716w) is also displayed as UNKNOWN. Any hints?

      As I am on low bandwidth, I haven’t run a complete system update.

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    10. Hola, soy de Chile, y les cuento que tuve una pelea de dias enteros con el archivo “initramfs” y el kernel de fedora…..disculpen hablar en español.

      El driver Noveau no viene en el “menuconfig” del kernel, sino en “initramfs”, por tanto hago una acotacion a esto-> ## Backup old initramfs nouveau image ##
      mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img

      ## Create new initramfs image ##
      dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

      a mi me resultó asi-> dracut –omit-drivers “nouveau” /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

      Antes de eso, logico edité el archivo /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
      blacklist nouveau
      options nouveau modeset=0

      /boot/grub2/grub.cfg -> antes de donde diga “load video” agregar una linea nouveau modeset=0

      reboot
      cuando cargue al 100%, presionar ctrl+alt+return
      login: root
      pass: xxxxxxx

      yum remove x11-xorg-drv-nouveau.x86_64 (algo asi)
      yum remove *nvdia* or nvidia or yum search nvidia, desintalar….etc etc

      FINALMENTE INSTALAR DRIVER PROPIO
      chmod 777 NVIDIA-Linux….run
      sh NVIDIA…..run

      Para los que usan Debian o tiene otra distribucion de linux donde modificar el archivo “initramfs”, este enlace -> http://gnesis.esi.uclm.es/node/13

      Espero les sirva de ayuda,
      Saludos cordiales.

      Translated with Google:

      Hello, I’m from Chile, and I tell them that I had a whole day bout with the file “initramfs” and fedora kernel ….. sorry speak Spanish.

      The Nouveau driver is not in the “menuconfig” kernel, but in “initramfs”, therefore I make a bounding this-> # # Backup old nouveau initramfs image # #
      mv / boot/initramfs- $ (uname-r). img / boot/initramfs- $ (uname-r)-nouveau.img

      # # Create new initramfs image # #
      dracut / boot/initramfs- $ (uname-r). img $ (uname-r)

      I turned my so-> dracut – omit-drivers “nouveau” / boot/initramfs- $ (uname-r). img $ (uname-r)

      Before that, logical edited the file / etc / modprobe.d / blacklist.conf
      blacklist nouveau
      modeset nouveau options = 0

      / boot/grub2/grub.cfg -> before that says “load video” nouveau modeset add a line = 0

      reboot
      when loaded to 100%, press ctrl + alt + return
      login: root
      pass: xxxxxxx

      yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau.x86_64 (something)
      yum remove * nvidia * or nvidia or yum search nvidia, uninstall …. etc etc

      FINALLY OWN DRIVER INSTALL
      chmod 777 run NVIDIA-L inux ….
      sh NVIDIA ….. run

      For those who have used Debian or another Linux distribution which modify the “initramfs”, this link -> http://gnesis.esi.uclm.es/node/13

      I hope they can help,
      Best regards.

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    11. se me olvidó agregar: cuando presionen ctrl+alt+return y cargue al 100%, hay que tipear init 3 para detener los graficos actuales.

      I forgot to add: when you press ctrl + alt + return and charge to 100%, there is to type init 3 to stop the current graphics.

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    12. I followed the guide, and I installed the drivers.
      But, I have a problem. My monitor has 1280×768 resolution, but I don’t have this resolution in settings. (there is just: 1368×768, 1204×768, and 800×600).

      What can I do to have the 1280×768 resolution?

      lsmod |grep -e nouv -e nvidia //output: http://pastebin.com/01SxBnLY.

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      • Hi Marius,

        Could you tell more about your nVidia graphics card and your monitor?

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    13. Worked perfectly in the first run on my Dell E6420 with an Nvidia NVS 4200M!
      I disabled optimus in the bios and didnt encounter any problems.
      Thank you very much :)

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      • Hi Conrad,

        And nice to hear that you got your graphics card working with nVidia drivers! :) You are very welcome!

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    14. I followed your instructions and now my fedora doesn’t boot. except in recovery mode and executing “init 3” I am able to access the command line. I ran the command lsmod | grep -e nouv -e nvidia which didn’t produce any output so I’m assuming I have no drivers for video and that’s y fedora isn’t booting. please help. I don’t want to use the nouveu driver because it seriously affects the battery life. I have a nvidia 630M on a ASUS K53S

      Thank you in advance.

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      • Hi vedant,

        Could you post output of following commands:

        
        rpm -qa \*nvidia\* kernel\* |sort
        
        uname -a
        
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    15. Thanks for the guide, I’ve used it to much success a number of times. Recently however (on the two machines I’m using right now) I’ve lost the ability to run updates. ‘sudo yum update’ produces (after a fresh reboot) the following:

      Error: Package: kmod-VirtualBox-3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64-4.2.6-1.fc17.1.x86_64 (rpmfusion-free-updates)
      Requires: kernel-uname-r = 3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64
      Installed: kernel-3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64
      Installed: kernel-3.6.10-2.fc17.x86_64 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.10-2.fc17.x86_64
      Installed: kernel-3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64
      Available: kernel-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64
      Available: kernel-debug-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64.debug
      Available: kernel-debug-3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64.debug
      Error: Package: 1:kmod-nvidia-3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64-304.64-1.fc17.7.x86_64 (rpmfusion-nonfree-updates)
      Requires: kernel-uname-r = 3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64
      Installed: kernel-3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64
      Installed: kernel-3.6.10-2.fc17.x86_64 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.10-2.fc17.x86_64
      Installed: kernel-3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64 (@updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64
      Available: kernel-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64
      Available: kernel-debug-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 (fedora)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64.debug
      Available: kernel-debug-3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64 (updates)
      kernel-uname-r = 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64.debug

      Any help would be appreciated.

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      • Well, it seems that my issue has cleared itself up. I’m running an update right now.

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