Fedora 17 nVidia Drivers Install Guide (disable nouveau driver) - Comment Page: 6

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. Great sharing. However, I still have difficulties in making Xorg.conf that works with NVidia on Fedora 18 (using nvidia-xconfig resulting freeze during boot up).
      My computer is Acer Travelmate 8481TG, Optimus Tech using Intel + Nvidia 520M.

    2. Here my experiences, in the hope that it may help others:

      ‘yum install kmod-nvidia’ does not always detect the correct NVIDIA driver. It installs kmod-nvidia-3.7.9-101.fc17.i686.PAE-304.64-6.fc17.i686 instead of kmod-nvidia-173xx-3.7.9-101.fc17.i686.PAE-173.14 .36-4. fc17.3.i686 for my “Quadro FX 1300” graphics card!
      This results in a black screen at startup (before the login screen appears).
      I found these error messages in /var/log/Xorg.5.log:[ 80.667] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
      [ 80.667] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
      [ 80.668] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
      [ 80.668] compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
      [ 80.668] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
      [ 80.770] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
      [ 80.770] (EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.
      [ 80.770] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
      [ 80.770] (II) Unloading nvidia
      [ 80.770] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
      [ 80.771] (EE) No drivers available.

      and here the kernel error messages (a piece of the dmesg output):[ 11.282412] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
      [ 11.282418] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
      [ 11.311234] NVRM: The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300 GPU installed in this system is
      [ 11.311234] NVRM: supported through the NVIDIA 173.14.xx Legacy drivers. Please
      [ 11.311234] NVRM: visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
      [ 11.311234] NVRM: information. The 304.64 NVIDIA driver will ignore
      [ 11.311234] NVRM: this GPU. Continuing probe...
      [ 11.311247] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!

      The workaround:
      yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx-$(uname -r)
      and this installs (from /var/log/yum.log):
      Mar 02 10:06:18 Installed: nvidia-settings-1.0-22.fc17.i686
      Mar 02 10:06:19 Installed: nvidia-xconfig-1.0-20.fc17.i686
      Mar 02 10:06:22 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs-173.14.36-1.fc17.i686
      Mar 02 10:06:42 Installed: kmod-nvidia-173xx-3.7.9-101.fc17.i686.PAE-173.14.36-4.fc17.3.i686
      Mar 02 10:06:44 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-173.14.36-1.fc17.i686

      Remark: 3.7.9-101.fc17.i686.PAE may differ, it’s the kernel release (uname -r).

      And something very important, even though it has already been reported in this guide:
      check that the acpid daemon works! Otherwise you’ll have a lot of performance problems with old graphics cards.

      I’m very happy that finally the native NVIDIA driver works and this guide was helpfull anyway.


      • Hi,

        I have the same error messages in Xorg.5.log for my 8300GS so it no longer boots – how did you find out that it was picking up the wrong drivers and how did you know which was the correct one?


    3. I run Fedora 17 on a PC with a GeForce 9800 GT
      lspci |grep -i VGA
      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2)

      I run a yum update yesterday and it removed the nvidia driver installing the legacy one
      Jul 12 23:32:34 Installed: kernel-3.9.8-100.fc17.i686
      Jul 12 23:32:38 Installed: kmod-nvidia-304xx-3.9.8-100.fc17.i686-304.88-1.fc17.5.i686
      Jul 12 23:32:39 Installed: kmod-nvidia-304xx-304.88-1.fc17.5.i686
      Jul 12 23:32:45 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx-libs-304.88-8.fc17.i686
      Jul 12 23:32:51 Installed: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx-304.88-8.fc17.i686
      Jul 12 23:33:05 Erased: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-304.88-2.fc17.i686
      Jul 12 23:33:06 Erased: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304.88-2.fc17.i686
      Jul 12 23:33:29 Erased: 1:kmod-nvidia-304.88-1.fc17.7.i686

      Now gnome shell does not work and glxinfo answers:
      name of display: :0.0
      X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
      Major opcode of failed request: 137 (NV-GLX)
      Minor opcode of failed request: 4 ()
      Resource id in failed request: 0x3400003
      Serial number of failed request: 33
      Current serial number in output stream: 33

      Could you help me?

    4. successfully installed in my system… thank you

    5. Works perfectly on Fedora 20 w GeForce 9500. Thanks

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