Fedora 19 nVidia Drivers Install / Uninstall Guide - Comment Page: 5

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. Hello JR,

      My NVIDIA GPU card is GeForce 8400M GS,and I trid to install the drivers many times on Fedora 19 and Fedora 20(kernel :3.12.5 or 3.11) .After the drivers is installed, the computer can run an init 3 state but the Xwindow could not run.

      lsmod |grep nvidia
      nvidia 9592640 0
      drm 23.658 1 nvidia
      i2c_core 37169 4 drm , i2c_i801,nvidia,videodev

      Thanks for your help.

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      • Hi dreamzhao,

        Looks like nvidia drivers are loaded correctly. Could you post output of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log after boot, example to http://pastebin.com ?

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        • Hello JR,
          After booted in init 3 state,and run “vi /var/log/Xorg.0.log”,it return nothing. Thanks for your help.

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        • More infomation:run “vi /var/log/Xorg.0.log”,and shou that 0L,0C

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        • There are some infomations may be used:

          #uname –r
          3.12.5-302.fc20.i686
          #Lspci | grep –i VGA
          01:00.0 VGA compatible controller:NVIDIA Corporation G86M [Geforce 8400M GS] (rev a1)
          #lsmod |grep –e noub -e nvidia
          nvidia 9592640 0
          drm 23.658 1 nvidia
          i2c_core 37169 4 drm , i2c_i801,nvidia,videodev

          #rmmod nouveau
          ERROR:Module nouveau is not currently loaded
          #modprobe nvidia
          It returns nothing.

          #rpm –qa \*nvidia\* kernel\* |sort
          abrt-addon-kernelloops-2.1.9-1.fc20.i686
          akmod-nvidia-331.20-10.fc20.i686
          kernel-3.11.10-301.fc20.i686
          kernel-3.12.5-302.fc20.i686
          kernel-PAE-devel-3.12.5-302.fc20.i686
          kernel-devel-3.12.5-302.fc20.i686
          kernel-headers-3.12.5-302.fc20.i686
          kernel-modules-extra-3.11.10-301.fc20.i686
          kernel-modules-extra-3.12.5-302.fc20.i686
          libreport-plugin-kernelloops-2.1.9-1.fc20.i686
          xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-331.20-6.fc20.i686

          Any help is appreciate.

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          • Hi dreamzhao,

            You have to boot init 5 and change another virtual console and then check /var/log/Xorg.0.log, do you see log then?

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    2. On my ThinkPad w520, my system hung at boot when I followed the generic instructions. The advice given by IQ above worked for me; after I installed the two packages (kernel-devel and acpid) and then erased and re-installed the video drivers, the system booted properly. Thanks, IQ!

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    3. thank you IQ it solved my problem too

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    4. You must have forgotten the below 2 steps of removing nouveau driver after Step 2.4.

      Step:2.4.1

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

      Step:2.4.2
      ## Create new initramfs image ##
      dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

      Step 2.5

      This worked for me with kmod drivers for Elitebook 8560W NVIDIA Quadro 1000M.

      It is strange that these 2 steps are skipped in the installation guide.

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      • Hi Chetan,

        All testing what I have done with my own nVidia cards, everything is working normally without creating new initramfs image. Perhaps it is better to be on the safe side and update this guide to include these commands, because I own just a couple of nVidia graphics card. :)

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    5. Hi all nVidia graphics users!

      Yes currently kernel-devel is not installed as dependency, but it’s needed when akmod-nvidia is used, so I added it to my guide. I added acpid too, because Option “ConnectToAcpid” is default on. And I added initramfs generation part too, because, looks like some users need it to get everything working. Please let me know if you have anything other useful feedback to this guide? :)

      I will publish Fedora 20 nVidia install guide soon, when I have tested little bit more. Testing needs unfortunately clean Fedora 20 installs on physical machines, because then it’s much more easier to check what’s is really needed and still I can test only a few nVidia cards.

      Thank you for your feedback!

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    6. Thanks for these guides, JR.
      I followed the guide on Fedora 20, and got the problem “vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0).
      Maybe the problem was grub configuration.

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    7. Works for Fedora 20. My graphics card is a GTX 660.

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    8. What is a got

      lspci |grep -i VGA
      00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)

      I have an Asus X450c with a Nvidia Geforce 720m and also the internal INtel card. What to do? Thx!

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    9. I manage to load X server, but after using nvidia-xconfig I get xorg.conf which isn’t working.
      On nouveau driver, my xorg.conf looked like this:
      http://pastebin.com/B66kGchp
      And xorg.conf generated by nvidia-xconfig looks following:
      http://pastebin.com/vTdCmW0i
      Additionally,
      lsmod |grep nvidia
      shows nothing. Why?
      I’m using integrated graphics card:
      02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C77 [GeForce 8200] (rev a2)
      I also get following error in Xorg.0.log:
      [ 84.456] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/nvidia/xorg/libglx.so
      [ 84.457] (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib64/nvidia/xorg/libglx.so: libnvidia-tls.so.331.20: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      although libnvidia-tls.so.331.20 is present, but at /usr/lib64/nvidia/xorg and at /usr/lib64/nvidia/xorg/tls/
      What’s wrong?

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    10. I forgot to mention that I’m using Fedora 20.

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    11. @Aflred And you followed the instructions completely? I have a GTX 670 and I’m getting no where… :(

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    12. Have a GeForce GT 330 and no X after rebuiling ramfs (sevveral times).

      Followed IQ’s instruction on removing the nvidia drv and libs and reinstalled, and WHA LA!

      Doesn’t make sense but works ;-)

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    13. What if I want to install a Telsa K20 card? You don’t mention that. What do I do then?

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    14. Hi thanks for a great how to.

      I have one issue hopefully someone can help me with.

      After performing Step 2.4 I reboot my machine. I have now lost my spash screen for the whole disk encryption password prompt and the boot splash screen is different. How do I modify this? Is this information in initramfs or some where else?

      Thanks.
      Thanks.

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    15. Same problem with my ASUS UX302LG and Nvidia Geforce 730M. After installing the drivers the machine stucks at starting up the GNOME Display manager. Has anyone solved this problem?

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      • Hi Frank,

        Could you post output of following command:

        
        lspci |grep -i VGA
        
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