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Fedora 22 Nvidia GTX 970 driver issues

asked 2015-06-09 17:43:37 -0500

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Hi everyone

I recently bought a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970. When I want to install fedora 22 workstation 64bit, i'm sticking with black screen

here is my PC spec:

CPU : AMD FX-8350 black edition GPU : Asus strix GTX970 4GB DDR5 Motherboard : ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ Cooler : Noctua NH-D15 Ram : Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB 1866MHz CL10 Fans : 7 Nzxt Led fan 140mm + 2 Noctua fan 140mm 2000rpm SSD : Samsung ssd 850 Evo 1TB HDD : Seagate 1TB 7200rpm Nxzt fan controller PSU : Evga supernova 1000w 80 plus gold certificate Monitor : 2 ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit Professional Case: Nzxt switch 810 full tower case

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Need more information. You see a black screen when? When you try to boot the LiveCD? Did you see a grub menu? Or have you installed Fedora but not the driver, and you see a black screen when booting into it? Or have you installed Fedora, booted into it and then tried to install your drivers and afterwords you got the black screen? How did you get your drivers? Do you see the Fedora logo when booting?

bthomas gravatar imagebthomas ( 2015-06-09 18:15:15 -0500 )edit

i also tried live usb fedora, universal usb installer, unetbootin same issue

raed gravatar imageraed ( 2015-06-10 18:13:20 -0500 )edit

also now i got you need to load the kernel first error when i hit start installing fedora, i checked iso image and it was OK

raed gravatar imageraed ( 2015-06-10 18:15:47 -0500 )edit

Ok, you're trying to install Fedora and you are unable to boot into it. "you need to load the kernel first" Can you tell me the exact error? Write it down, or take a picture with your phone. What happens if you run the first option in the fedora menu (i think it's something like "Try Fedora LiveCD" or something like that).

bthomas gravatar imagebthomas ( 2015-06-10 20:13:43 -0500 )edit

the exact error is "error: file `/isolinux/vmlinuzo not found error: you need to load the kernel first" i see this error when i use the first option and the second one.

raed gravatar imageraed ( 2015-06-10 23:41:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-11 16:44:51 -0500

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updated 2015-06-12 18:28:57 -0500

Ok, you're trying to install Fedora, and grub can't find "/isolinux/vmlinuz0". This means that grub is having a problem getting to the kernel (it might be possible to fix in EFI/BOOT/grub.cfg). This usually happens if you try to create the USB in some non standard way. The easiest solution is to make sure you created the USB boot disk correctly. If you're currently running linux, you should just use dd if=<fedoralivecd>.iso of=/dev/sdX where sdX is your usb device and <fedoralicecd>.iso is the iso (use blkid or lsblk to get a list of your devices). If you're running windows, use SUSE Studio ImageWriter or Rawrite32 to write the image.

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Thank you so so much, u made my day. SUSE Studio works like a charm :) OK for the Nvidia GTX 970 what is the best way to install the drivers, the latest one.


raed gravatar imageraed ( 2015-06-11 18:41:30 -0500 )edit

The open source 'nouveau' drivers should be working by default. Open a terminal and run the command glxgears -info | grep GL_VENDOR to confirm it's working. You may want the proprietary drivers, available from rpmfusion. After enabling the rpmfusion repository, here is how you can install the drivers. Alternatively (and potentially more difficult, but potentially more up to date), you can install the drivers directly from nvidia. Note that if you do that, you'll need to update it yourself.

bthomas gravatar imagebthomas ( 2015-06-12 14:01:26 -0500 )edit

yeah i want to install the proprietary drivers, but the problem is downloading speed is very very slow 10kb/s at it is not completing downloading at all, i'm waiting for it for 3 hours

raed gravatar imageraed ( 2015-06-12 18:40:59 -0500 )edit

I'm not sure why your connection to the rpmfusion repo is slow. You can try using a mirror for another server.

bthomas gravatar imagebthomas ( 2015-06-12 19:29:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-10 18:09:27 -0500

raed gravatar image


yeah i see black screen when boot the LiveCD, i see the grub menu after i press start installing it was stuck at Fedora logo for 15 minutes and nothing changed also when i press ESC to take a screenshot nothing changed, so i can't install fedora. if i install it i think it is easy to handle Nvidia driver.

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