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NVidia GTX660

asked 2015-06-24 01:03:53 -0600

araucanian gravatar image

Good Morning,

I'm a total newbie and picked Fedora as my entry into the world of Linux. My first goal is to setup up a stable system. The first problem I have encountered is, that the system keeps crashing, that is the graphic changes colors and I cannot control the system any longer because of the reduced "visibility". I face that problem especially while starting a 3D program or occasionally while using Firefox.

lspci -v tells me: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 2871 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 37 Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at e8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M] Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at e000 [size=128] Expansion ROM at f7000000 [disabled] [size=512K] Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3 Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 Capabilities: [900] #19 Kernel driver in use: nouveau Kernel modules: nouveau

Thank you for your help. Regards Chris

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You can try the nvidia driver - http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia (you will have to add the rpmfusion repos, read the entire page) or replace the nvidia card with linux compatible hardware.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2015-06-24 01:09:06 -0600 )edit

I'll read that page and give it a shot.

EDIT: I did the following steps:

  • installed RPM Fusion nonfree & free section
  • yum install akmod-nvidia "kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)"
  • yum update -y
  • reboot

Do I also need the "appropriate 32bit version of the xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs package for [my] driver variant"?

araucanian gravatar imagearaucanian ( 2015-06-24 01:51:32 -0600 )edit

+1 for using a proper nvidia driver

$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK106 [GeForce GTX 660]
           Display Server: Fedora X.org 117.1 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 660/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 352.21
geforce gravatar imagegeforce ( 2015-06-24 02:04:28 -0600 )edit

After reboot the system did not start again and told me that "something bad had occcured...". I had to set up a fresh fedora 22. During start the loading sign of fedora was gone and it showed 3 overlaying bars at the bottom of the screen (blue, light blue, white) and once it was fully loaded, it mentioned the statement listened above and stopped.

araucanian gravatar imagearaucanian ( 2015-06-24 02:38:31 -0600 )edit

with freshly set up system

$ inxi -G Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] Display Server: Fedora X.org 117.1 driver: N/A Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVE6 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.4

araucanian gravatar imagearaucanian ( 2015-06-24 02:46:40 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-06-27 12:13:11 -0600

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updated 2015-06-27 12:15:28 -0600

after you do what bodhi suggested, and reboot the system, and see the "oops, something is wrong" graphic, press <enter> to clear the error.

press <ctrl><alt><f3> to open a command console, then log in with your user credentials.

navigate to /etc/X11 (note capital "X") and see if there is a file with the name similar to kmod.conf. It will be small, about 110 bytes and created at the same time you installed the akmod package above.

If it is present, rename the existing file xorg.conf to something like xorg.username (sudo mv xorg.conf xorg.username) , then rename knod.conf to xorg.conf (sudo mv kmod.conf xorg.conf). You need to reboot...you can do that from the console by entering

sudo reboot -n<enter>

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