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Nvidia Drivers & Fedora 22 GT635M

asked 2015-09-28 16:13:50 -0600

Eerie gravatar image

Hello All,

Followed this guide -

after rebooting to run level 3 and trying to install the nividia driver, i get an error saying that nouveau is still running.

did following

Backup old initramfs nouveau image

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

Create new initramfs image

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

reboot, install goes ok as if.


boot process dies on - "stopping user manager for uid 42"

Done on a fresh + updated install.

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answered 2015-09-30 00:27:01 -0600

Kord gravatar image

updated 2015-09-30 09:49:22 -0600

Since you're using Optimus take a look here:

Binary blob drivers installed alone, are for single GPU only.

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Hi and thanks for your reply, Ive been through that page, however being slightly retarded and mostly noobish I fail to understand what are the pre requisites for bumblebee if any at all, and which of the installation parts described there should and which shouldn't be used/needed.

Eerie gravatar imageEerie ( 2015-09-30 02:12:39 -0600 )edit

Hi again, I've just edited my previous answer I've made a typo thus the answer was not unclear.. Sorry for the confusion. Regarding the bumblebee installation it is pretty straightforward - you can simply copy paste those commands into CLI thou I would recommend typing them to memorize as much as possible and you should be good to go. If its still unclear please mention what exactly needs to be explained in detail.

Kord gravatar imageKord ( 2015-09-30 09:56:22 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-09-28 17:00:53 -0600

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Welcome to ask.fedora! Using the binary blob from nVidia directly is the hardest method because you have to completely re-install it every time the kernel is updated. Much better is to follow this guide, which works just as well for Fedora 22 as it did for earlier versions, and updates your drivers when the kernel is updated. My suggestion is to go the akmod route because sometimes there's a lag between when the new kernel and the new kmod come out and the akmod will build a new kmod at boot if needed. Good luck, and let us know how it works.

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First, thank you very much for commenting, before i try this i would like to add another question mark, I am using a dual graphics laptop for this (Asus N56VJ) Does this guide work with multiple GPU devices ?

Eerie gravatar imageEerie ( 2015-09-29 04:59:14 -0600 )edit

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