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Properly install Nvidia Drivers

asked 2012-12-22 13:14:34 -0500

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updated 2012-12-22 13:15:15 -0500

I want to install the Nvidia drivers from the official site but am running into a snag.

I have uninstalled the Nouveau drivers as they are incompatable with Nvidia proprietary drivers, and then go thru the process to install the drivers

init 3

sh /home/[myname]/Downloads/

but here is where it runs into a problem... It says that there is still Nouveau running but when i check the System Details it says that i have Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300) installed as my graphics drivers.

What do I need to do?

Running Fedora 17 x86_64

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you can follow this answer : -> #3015

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2012-12-22 15:01:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-12-23 16:12:07 -0500

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Trying to install the drivers directly from the nVidia site is probably the hardest way to do it. Much, much easier is to install and use EasyLife: because that will not only install those drivers but will, if you want, set up a number of other things you'll probably want to have.

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answered 2012-12-25 20:49:01 -0500

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updated 2012-12-25 20:49:44 -0500

Very simple, try it:

Checking if your nVidia graphics card is supported

From a terminal

lspci |grep -i VGA

you should check if you are in the list of supported cards (check only those that belong to the GeForce 6/7/8/9/200/300/400/500) HERE

IF your nVidia graphics card is in the list above, you can proceed with the following instructions.


yum -y update

Add rpmfusion repositories (Free and Non-Free)

yum -y localinstall --nogpgcheck

yum -y localinstall --nogpgcheck

yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs

Only if you have a kernel-PAE

yum install kernel-PAE-devel

Remove initramfs Nouveau

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

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


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answered 2014-01-01 13:28:53 -0500

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question for older 304.108.xx on kernel 3.11

Running tri boot wind 7 64 / Mint 64 and Fedora 64 but can't get nvidia drivers to hold only on fedora 20 design 64 following is my inxi xG output

[neo@matrix ~]$ modprobe nvidia -v -D modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia not found. [neo@matrix ~]$ modprobe nouveau -v -D insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/i2c/i2c-core.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/drm.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_kms_helper.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/ttm/ttm.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/i2c/algos/i2c-algo-bit.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/acpi/video.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/wmi.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/mxm-wmi.ko insmod /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.ko

running nvidia 304.108 oubuntu1 on mint 64 via driver manager after forcing rendering mode and blacklisting but can't find necessary drivers or tut for fedora thanks in advance

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Please open a new question if reading existing Q&As doesn't answer it already. You presented this as an answer, but you aren't actually answering the question.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-01 20:20:19 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-05 08:54:28 -0500

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updated 2013-03-05 08:55:21 -0500

Help please! I had blank screen when I booted the F18 kernels but still OK with F17 kernel after upgrade.

I followed DavidA instructions above but now I get blank screen with the F17 kernel as well and I want to reverse the changes -please could someone advise me what commands I need to do this?

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@Einstein, please open a new question. Your response is not an answer.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-01 20:19:28 -0500 )edit

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