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Installing Fedora with Nvidia video card

asked 2013-10-25 03:55:54 -0500

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updated 2014-02-13 15:15:43 -0500

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Alright, I have an older pc that has a built-in Nvidia card. I installed a Geforce4 MX 440 since I know that card is supported. I have to boot up using the basic video option in order to install onto my pc, using a Live USB drive. After install, both regular boot and rescue boot freeze after I log into Fedora. The Fedora icon stays on the bottom but nothing else changes. I can't even get to a command line to do any modifications that way. Is there a way for me to install the nvidia drivers onto the USB so it can install those drivers onto my PC? I have already found the Nvidia driver installation guides and followed those while still in LiveUSB.

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Why don't you install the operating system with the LiveUSB first and install the Nvidia driver later? I don't understand what you're trying to accomplish.

yanglifu90 gravatar imageyanglifu90 ( 2013-10-26 02:07:00 -0500 )edit

I did try that route. I get the same problem. Fedora freezes and never loads completely.

dragonsen gravatar imagedragonsen ( 2013-10-28 21:50:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-16 10:31:40 -0500

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I have a pretty similar problem. I have a nvidia GEforce FX 5200 card. After booting into Fedora 19, it will work for a while (3 - 5 minutes) then the video freezes. The only option is to reboot. It makes the machine useless.

I have a Fedora 17 installation on the same machine and it works without any major problems.

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