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2012-12-29 21:07:45 -0500 commented answer Properly install Nvidia Drivers

Thank you. This worked great.

2012-12-29 21:07:04 -0500 marked best answer Properly install Nvidia Drivers

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.

2012-12-29 21:06:52 -0500 marked best answer Properly install Nvidia Drivers

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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2012-12-22 13:14:34 -0500 asked a question Properly install Nvidia Drivers

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