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Fedora 16 nVidia Drivers Installation on Asus 1215n

asked 2011-12-21 15:13:02 -0500

Boo gravatar image

updated 2013-06-03 21:44:08 -0500

Hi. I've got troubles with HD movies at my netbook so I've decided to install different drivers following this tutorial (I've been using nouveau so far).
I did everything as it was pointed in the tutorial but my netbook is not starting. Here is console outout:

Starting Sendmail Mail Transport Agent...
Starting Open-FCoE Inititator....
Started LSB: Mount and unmount network filesystems.
Started Open-FCoE Inititator..
Started Permit User Sessions.
Started LSB: Starts and stops login and scanning os iSCSI devices....
Started LSB: Builds and install new kmods from akmod packages.
Started LSB: Starts and stops loging and scanning of iSCSI devices.
Starting SYSV: Late init script for live image....
Started SYSV: Late init script for live image..

I know that there were many questions here about installing nVidia driver. I saw most of them but it didn't help me to solve this problem.

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answered 2011-12-22 01:36:55 -0500

Elad Alfassa gravatar image

You should have used this howto: My guess is you installed the wrong kmod. You should remove it and try again.

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The fedoraforum how to works. The rpmfusion howto does not list remaking the initrd (or whatever) which is sometimes required. I still don't know the logic behind this though.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-02-02 03:35:09 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-01-21 20:49:24 -0500

The tutorial at this site; the best one I've seen yet. It details how to install the repositories, update the kernel and selinux, choose the driver (akmod-nvidia is preferred as it will be updated), and to blacklist nouveau, which by the way, may require that grub2 is installed, as /etc/default/grub.cfg could need 'rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0' added to the kernel parameter line, as well. Do all the updates available before updating the video driver, mine were 800 MB. Starting with the kernel and selinux updating, then defer the nvidia install until everything else is updated. That is for a new install, however, if it currently isn't working, try editing grub.cfg to add the kernel parameters listed on the tutorial page.

Example of /etc/grub.cfg

title Fedora ( root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz- .... rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0 initrd /initramfs-

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