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Fedora 20: How to install nvidia driver properly?

asked 2014-07-17 22:55:47 -0600

Victor Queiroz gravatar image

Well, I am changing to Linux Mint now, because Fedora 20 is totally unusable for me, and I want to come back and use my favorite linux distro, I need you to help me guys. First I did a fresh install of F20 and the system runs pretty nice (not fast as debian, but it was okay), after tried to install 8400 gs nvidia driver, my system collapsed and everything started to freeze and lag, after change my nvidia offboard video card, the system get better, but not as much as I was hoping to... What can I do? What did I did wrong? Can someone help me, please? I love F20, and I want to come back!

I used this link to install Fedora driver: http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2014/fedora-20-nvidia-guide/

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answered 2014-07-18 00:17:12 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

This is the correct way of installing Nvidia proprietary drivers on a Fedora system from RPMFusion: http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia

If your display breaks after installing them, you need to troubleshoot the issue. It could be anything from a faulty Nvidia driver (which we can't do anything about - you need to contact Nvidia about it) or a bad xorg configuration. Please install the driver and open a separate question for troubleshooting. It'll be good to have some information on your system to diagnose the issue:

  • nvidia package version
  • running kernel version
  • errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Please ensure that your system is completely up to date and that the driver version matches the current running kernel version.

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I am using infinality for font rendering engine, and my system is quite slow. If I install npm packages or build some code, my system slow down, Debian wasn't like this, could it be because of font rendering? I mean, font rendering is that so heavy? And thank's for your answer, I will check that.

Victor Queiroz gravatar imageVictor Queiroz ( 2014-07-18 00:24:37 -0600 )edit
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answered 2015-05-16 12:47:11 -0600

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Hi,

I have follow theses steps and after rebooting I could not login into the system, the screen would freeze when it was loading gnome.

I will try it once more, but its really sad to have to lose o completely my installation.

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