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Fedora 18 - How restore graphics drivers?

asked 2014-01-31 05:50:19 -0600

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updated 2014-05-11 13:47:00 -0600

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Hi all, I have Fedora 18 (with lxde). I've got the same problem of this user:

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/74077/fedora-wont-boot-after-installing-nvidia-drivers

the problem is this: like the other user, I wanted install proprietary drivers for nVidia GeForce 7600 GS.

So I used:

sudo yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs kernel-PAE-devel

but, after a reboot, the grub showed only Fedora, Advanced options for Fedora (or something like this), Windows.. and not the list of kernel versions as always. After selected to boot Fedora instead of Fedora's logo for the loading there is a progress bar (it seems to me the same progressbar that you can see at the boot of livecd). Fedora boots only for a first part, the graphics didn't start. So I typed ctrl+alt+F2 and I opened a shell where I typed this:

sudo yum remove akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs kernel-PAE-devel

Ok, after another reboot, the graphics starts.. but with an incorrect resolution. If I type xrandr command, this is the output:

$ xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768       61.0* 
   800x600        61.0  
   640x480        60.0

but before I've a resolution higher!

How can I restore all as it was before the installation of these drivers? Or how can I restore the graphics? Why xrandr don't recognise my monitor anymore? plese help :(

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answered 2014-01-31 07:24:18 -0600

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Ok, I've found a solution! I've boot with a previus kernel version and I uninstalled and then reinstalled the last kernel version, so now I've the right resolution of the screen :)

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