Fedora 19 nVidia Drivers Install / Uninstall Guide - Comment Page: 4

Looking Fedora 22/21 nVidia Drivers Install Guide? [inttf_post_ad1] This is guide, howto install nVidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 19 "Schrödinger’s Cat" and disable Nouveau driver. This guide works with GeForce 6/7/8/9/200/300/400/500/600/700 series cards. Older GeForce series cards works with 304.xx nVidia drivers and newer 8/9/200/300/400/500/600/700 series cards works with 331.xx nVidia drivers. Fedora 19 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. 1. Before nVidia drivers installation 1.1 Check is your nVidia card...

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    1. Here are the results of my findings after 3 days of playing around…

      I am running kernels 3.11.8 and 3.11.10

      I have verified the kernels by using the uname -a and uname -r

      I have an nVidia compatible video card. It is a GeForce 6100 nForce 405

      I have lsmod and it’s there.

      I have been using akmod-nvidia-304xx and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx for awhile now. I think since kernel 3.9.5.

      I have had no problems until 3 days ago when I got the white screen.

      When I installed kmod-nvidia-304xx I still get the white screen.

      Now, under these kernels, with kmod erased and relying only on akmod, I get a graphical environment that is barely functional.

      Checking the settings it shows that I am using Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.3 125bits)… that is so wrong…

      I *think*, from my observations, that something in the late akmod, kmod 304xx series is messed up.

      Does anyone have suggestions?

      Is there a way to go back to a specified kernel/akmod combo that works?

      I tried going to the nouveau driver, but, i was having no luck with that. i barely know what i am doing with the nvidia files.

    2. Here is the information that has been requested before

      Again, my problem is a very slow, barely functional graphical environment.

      When I look at Gnome Settings, it says that it’s using
      Gallium 0.4 on llvm (LLVM 3.3 128bits)

      #uname -a
      3.11.10-200.fc19.x86_64 #1 SMP

      #rpm -qa kernel* *nvidia* | sort -V

      #lsmod | grep -e nvidia -e nouveau
      nvidia 11334638 0
      i2c_core 34242 3 nvidia,i2c_nforce2,videodev

      It seems this only popped up about 3 days ago when I rebooted for some reason.

      I tried getting rid of the nvidia drivers and using nouveau, but, had no luck and seemed to get nowhere

      I think there might be a problem in the 304.xx stuff?

      Thanks for any help!

    3. All,

      I have discovered that the latest nvidia 304xx doesn’t work for me.


      I uninstalled the nividia 304.116.1 set of rpms and replaced them with the 304.108-1 set!!!


      I knew there was something hosed in the 116 set. I *think* the 108-2 set is also hosed.

    4. Note: I had to run akmods after installing in f20 beta to get it to work. Thank you for this guide.

    5. I read that there are problems with the 3.11 kernel at the akmod package from rpm fusion. You can try finding the kmod-nvidia for whatever kernel is on your system and try to get in that way. But what I did was I just installed the nvidia driver straight from nvidia. I like it more because it is a very new version of the driver. using whatever they have in rpm fusion, who knows what version of the driver they have. It was very easy I will tell you how.

      Download the nvidia driver, for linux (32/64 bit whatever you need) directly from the nvidia site. and copy it to an external drive.
      Boot into your linux system and mount that external drive. After mounting it copy the nvidia driver to your Linux box.

      Then on your Fedora system find the nvidia driver you just copied and run:
      “chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run”
      This is to make the nvidia .run file executable

      Then before you run it make sure you have:
      and other dependencies installed.
      You might want to run: “yum groupinstall development-tools” to get more stuff to build the driver.

      lastly stop the gdm service: “service gdm stop”

      finally, run the executeable from nvidia.
      “./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run” follow the steps, its very straightforward. if you are installing the 64 bit driver, it will ask if you want the 32 libraries installed, choose yes. This is if you want steam and other games to work :)

      After it is done, reboot your system and you will be greeted by your desktop. It was a very painless procedure. This is what I am going to do from now on. I don’t know why the drivers from rpmfusion haven’t been working lately. But I would really rather use the driver straight from nvidia and build it myself.

      you will have to rebuild the driver everytime you get a kernel update. but if you have the .run saved to your drive, it should be the same quick procedure every time.

      good luck!

    6. Any support for the Nvidia 96.xx drivers on FC19?

    7. I have GeForce 6100 nForce 405

      Do I have to uninstall the rpmfusion stuff first?

      I have the following from rpmfusion:

      [[email protected] dthiessen]# rpm -qa \*nvidia\* | sort -V

      Also what is interesting is that for my card, the driver from nvidia is version 304.64

      RPMFusion latest, that totals screws my system is 304.116
      I am currently using 304.108, but, I have some issues sometimes with it.

      The nouveau drivers don’t work at all for my old card.

    8. I tried the instruction in your article using FC 20 using GTX 670. It did not work first as boot screen froze on services start. One of the comment said to install kernel-devel and acpid. Not sure I needed acpid but I went ahead and installed it.

      After that I erased akmod,
      yum erase akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
      and did install again
      yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
      reboot and all works fine for me. Hopefully someone else can test it.

    9. Is there any support for the NVidia 96.xx drivers? I can’t seem to find how to install the 96 drivers.


      – Jay

    10. After Install nVidia proprietary drivers
      i removed nouveau drivers

      Remove / disable nouveau drivers from kernel initramfs

      ## 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)

      now my system uses nvidia Drivers perfectly

    11. Hello !
      would anyone please tell me what are the steps to install nvidia in my machine .
      I have an Asus P43sj with Fedora 19 installed
      when i lspci, i get

      [[email protected] djed]# lspci |grep -i VGA
      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce GT 520M] (rev a1)

      i tried to follow sm steps then it fail to boot , just an ugly boot
      loader line appear , i had to reinstall fedora 19

      • After installing akmod-nvidia
        do the following it worked well in my system

        ## 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)

    12. su -c ‘yum install -y xorg*nvidia’ ;#forgot the quotes

    13. do i not need to uninstall nouveau first ?

    14. No, no need to remove nouveau, just run “yum install xorg*nvidia”

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