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after installing easylife on fedora im not able to see anything

asked 2013-07-25 13:52:15 -0600

Rohit_dgp gravatar image

I m a newbie at linux ...successfully installed the new version of Fedora 19 but wanted the codecs.... so installed easylife application. Now Im not able to get into the Gnome as some log comes up and im not able to do anything and the thing doesnt even proceed. I think that i messed it up by installing the nvidia drivers that were included in the easylife package. Please help

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answered 2013-07-25 22:53:30 -0600

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Please refrain from using third party post installers. A little googleing will give you detailed instructions on how to install nvidia. is one. Fedora forum has a sticky post on installing nvidia drivers.

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Fedora Forum...and , it will need update.... you will broke your system if no change 'akmod-nvidia' for akmod-nvidia-304xx in Geforce 6 or 7... ;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2013-07-26 03:27:43 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-07-25 15:20:39 -0600

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updated 2013-07-26 02:54:10 -0600

Sorry man, Easy life no detect the model about your Nvidia card, then it broke your system. The guide about how to install Nvidia drivers, changed and some people don't saw it.

How to install correctly Nvidia drivers in Fedora 19?

Click here for supported Nvidia cards list

Enable Rpmfusion


yum --nogpgcheck install

Update the kernel....

yum -y update kernel

Step 1

akmod-nvidia-304xx for GeForce 6/7 series cards

yum -y install akmod-nvidia-304xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx-libs

akmod-nvidia for GeForce 8/9/200/300/400/500/600/700 series cards

yum -y install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs

and for GeForce FX cards

yum -y install akmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs

Step 2

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

dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)


Restart the system...

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I have requested folks to not use third party applications again and again. @davidva please stop advising people to use postinstallerF or whatever. The documentation on installing flash/nvidia whatnot is very clear and easy. One does not need to use third party applications to install them.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-25 22:51:07 -0600 )edit

@FranciscoD_ fixed, not easylife.... anymore, I just hope you can help all those who have no habit of reading. These third-party tools have helped thousands of people, while they read and learn the documentation;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2013-07-26 03:19:42 -0600 )edit

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