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Old 22nd November 2008, 12:06 AM
leigh123linux
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F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Please note that I won't respond to any post's for help unless this basic information is included!


Code:
rpm -qa *\nvidia\*  *\kernel\*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf


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F16 Howto for the rpmfusion nvidia drivers



Click here for supported Nvidia cards list


This is a Four-Step Process. If you don't follow all three steps, your install will fail!



1. Update the kernel and reboot

Code:
su
yum update kernel\* selinux-policy\*
reboot
2. Install the nvidia driver.

For GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 & 500 series cards


Using akmod: This is the best option in my opinion as you don't get any problems when a new kernel is released.

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Extra step for PAE kernel only

Code:
su
yum install kernel-PAE-devel
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Code:
su
yum --nogpgcheck install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686




Or using kmod (which saves a bit of disk space but will have problems with every kernel update.)
( if you have 4Gb of RAM or more you will probably have a PAE kernel [32bit only] so follow the PAE part )

Code:
su
yum --nogpgcheck install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
If you use a PAE kernel

Code:
su
yum --nogpgcheck install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE



3. Make sure nouveau is removed from initramfs



Code:
su
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

4. Reboot

Last edited by leigh123linux; 22nd April 2011 at 06:22 PM. Reason: ....