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nVidia drivers on fedora 18

asked 2013-08-18 18:16:28 -0500

snurkabill gravatar image

updated 2013-08-19 01:26:23 -0500

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I have problems with instalation nVidia drivers on my Fedora 18 64bit. I've already downloaded official driver(319.32 driver only, not with CUDA toolkit) from nvidia sites and solved most of problems like disabling nouveau, installing gcc or updating kernel-devel atc ...

I finally run the .run file correctly and it seems that it works: "Building kernel module", but when it reaches 100%, then I got error message: "Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module."

Log file from instalation (/var/log/nvidia-installer.log) says, that: "Kernel configuration is invalid"; include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.; Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it" ... I have no idea what else should I do, because driver itself runs ...

I am solving this for three days and I am really desperate, I reinstalled OS mabye 8 times and this is still the farthest point, where I got ...

could somebody help me, please?

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answered 2013-08-18 22:33:46 -0500

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The one thing you probably don't want is to install the binary blob directly from nVidia because you'll have to do it again every time there's a kernel update. Instead, follow these directions:

Yes, I know the title of the thread I'm liking to doesn't mention F18 or F19, but it does work for them. I'd suggest either following the akmod route and having your box build a new kernel mod for each kernel, or both the kmod and akmod; that way, if the kmod comes out on time, it's a tad quicker, and if not, you have the akmod to fall back on. Just make sure to follow the instructions exactly, and don't skip any steps.

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Nvidia blob = bad, bad idea.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-19 01:28:05 -0500 )edit

I’ll just add the direct RPM Fusion link too:

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-09-02 09:25:16 -0500 )edit

@FranciscoD_: I’d love to agree, and do keep trying Nouveau, but for some hardware (including my 9800GT) it’s still just too unstable. Also OpenCL is really nice for some tasks, like Hugin.

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-09-02 09:28:03 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-30 06:51:22 -0500

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updated 2013-08-30 06:52:58 -0500

first, delete all nvidia drivers:

yum remove *nvidia*

then, install akmod from rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide:

yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide install akmod-nvidia nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

after that, cuda 5.5 should install from repository without any problem - no more driver version mismatch.

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The removal command as written probably won't work because the wildcards will be expanded by your shell. What you want is, yum remove *nvidia* so that yum sees the wildcards and expands them correctly.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-08-30 17:12:26 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-19 09:45:33 -0500

snurkabill gravatar image

I've already tried similar install proces (http: //goo. gl/eb733X - I had to split link, because low karma) and it works, but problem is, that this commands install me the latest version of drivers, but I would like to have same version as CUDA toolkit has, one driver is 319.32 and another one is 319.37 ... and coz of this Nsight Eclipse Edition can't locate my GPU (well I guess), so I think I need to install directly same version as CUDA toolkit is. and there is my basic problem

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