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Old 18th January 2013, 12:52 AM
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NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

I have a NVidia GeForce video card.
The OS is Fedora 18 x86 latest updates, KDE 4.9.5, 3.7.2-201 kernel.
I tried, using this guide, to install NVidia drivers (using akmod). I know, it's for Fedora 17, but I couldn't find one for 18.
Well, it didn't work.

Xorg.0.log:
Code:
[    23.966] 
X.Org X Server 1.13.1
Release Date: 2012-12-13
[    23.966] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    23.966] Build Operating System:  2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64 
[    23.966] Current Operating System: Linux 5-13-10-158.residential.rdsnet.ro 3.7.2-201.fc18.i686 #1 SMP Fri Jan 11 22:39:56 UTC 2013 i686
[    23.966] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda2 rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 SYSFONT=True  KEYTABLE=us rd.luks=0 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet bttv.card=78 vga=791
[    23.966] Build Date: 09 January 2013  03:43:33AM
[    23.966] Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.13.1-4.fc18 
[    23.966] Current version of pixman: 0.26.2
[    23.966] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    23.966] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    23.966] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jan 18 04:00:12 2013
[    23.967] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    23.967] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    23.967] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    23.984] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    23.984] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    23.984] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    23.984] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    23.984] (==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using the first device section listed.
[    23.984] (**) |   |-->Device "Videocard0"
[    23.984] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using a default monitor configuration.
[    23.984] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    23.984] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    23.984] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    23.984] (==) FontPath set to:
	catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d,
	built-ins
[    23.984] (**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/nvidia/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    23.984] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    23.984] (II) Loader magic: 0x8263680
[    23.984] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    23.984] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    23.984] 	X.Org Video Driver: 13.1
[    23.984] 	X.Org XInput driver : 18.0
[    23.984] 	X.Org Server Extension : 7.0
[    23.984] (II) config/udev: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[    23.985] (--) PCI: (0:1:9:0) 109e:036e:0000:0000 rev 17, Mem @ 0xfdfff000/4096, BIOS @ 0x????????/65536
[    23.985] (--) PCI:*(0:2:0:0) 10de:0611:10b0:0401 rev 162, Mem @ 0xfa000000/16777216, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xf8000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000bc00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[    23.985] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension DPMS
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension SELinux
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
[    23.986] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
[    23.986] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    23.998] (II) Loading /usr/lib/nvidia/xorg/libglx.so
[    24.361] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    24.361] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    24.361] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    24.361] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  304.64  Tue Oct 30 11:31:18 PDT 2012
[    24.361] Loading extension GLX
[    24.361] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    24.361] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    24.408] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    24.408] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    24.408] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    24.428] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
[    24.428] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages.
[    24.428] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    24.428] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    24.428] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
[    24.428] (EE) No drivers available.
[    24.428] 
Fatal server error:
[    24.428] no screens found
[    24.428] (EE) 
Please consult the Fedora Project support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[    24.428] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    24.428] (EE)
I made a backup just before trying this so it's easy to fix the startup.

I see that this problem appeared in Fedora 18 tests: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=287305
Is there a solution...? Because, without NVdia drivers, I can't use 18 (slow speed in nouveau driver) and I will have to switch back to 17...
Thank you for any help.

Regards, Cosmin

Later edit: I found that akmod-nvidia-304.64-2.fc18.i686.rpm might work (more or less).
Which command should I use instead "yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686"?
Should be "yum localinstall akmod-nvidia-304.64-2.fc18.i686.rpm" + "yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686"?
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Old 18th January 2013, 01:40 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmin3 View Post
Should be "yum localinstall akmod-nvidia-304.64-2.fc18.i686.rpm" + "yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686"?
Just do (if you do not have akmod installed),

Code:
 yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
I think you should already have nvidia-libs though.

I am seeing absolutely no problems with NVS 4200M card on my thinkpad. This is what I have installed

Code:
$ rpm -qa \*nvidia\*
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304.64-3.fc18.x86_64
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-25.fc18.x86_64
nvidia-settings-1.0-26.fc18.x86_64
akmod-nvidia-304.64-2.fc18.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64-304.64-2.fc18.2.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-304.64-3.fc18.x86_64

$ uname -r
3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64
I got akmod/kmod 304.64-2 through updates (I did not have problems before that either except one kernel). Perhaps, you could try updating the system and everything would become normal again?
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Old 18th January 2013, 01:58 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

The OS freezes at startup, I don't have access (not even to a terminal). So I can't update...
Anyway I used the backup...

Last edited by Cosmin3; 18th January 2013 at 02:05 AM.
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Old 18th January 2013, 08:07 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

I successfully installed all the Nvidia stuff following the same (old) guide ...
Had no problems at all ...
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Old 18th January 2013, 08:42 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

I tried again, hoping that maybe I did something wrong

I attached the output from terminal (too long to be posted directly)
Looks like it installs akmod-nvidia.i686 1:304.64-2.fc18.

Now the "reboot"...
Back in a few min...
Attached Files
File Type: bz2 terminal output.tar.bz2 (2.6 KB, 108 views)

Last edited by Cosmin3; 18th January 2013 at 09:12 AM.
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Old 18th January 2013, 09:00 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

Well, back from Windows...
The last lines of text which I see on screen when Fedora boots are:
Code:
[ OK ] Started Sendmail mail transport client
[ FAILED ] Failed to start wait for Plymouth Boot screen to quit.
See 'systemctl status plymouth-quit-wait.service' for details.
[ OK ] Reached target Multiuser
[ OK ] Reached target Graphical Interface
At this point I can write text on screen or generate a carriage return with Return key. But it doesn't do anything...
The only working command is "Ctrl+Alt+Delete"...
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Old 19th January 2013, 01:35 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

I found the problem: nouveau driver.
It seems that for the new kernel these commands are not enough to blacklist it:
Code:
su
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
So, I added the kernel parameters "nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau".
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Old 19th January 2013, 04:01 PM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmin3 View Post
I found the problem: nouveau driver.
It seems that for the new kernel these commands are not enough to blacklist it:
Code:
su
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
So, I added the kernel parameters "nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau".
You're perfectly right.
Have a look at this thread:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=287669 (see, in particular, post. n. 7).
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Old 24th January 2013, 12:04 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

I tried this workaround. It works perfectly to address the issue that Fedora 18 complains "no nvidia driver" when execute "startx".

Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmin3 View Post
I found the problem: nouveau driver.
It seems that for the new kernel these commands are not enough to blacklist it:
Code:
su
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
So, I added the kernel parameters "nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau".
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Old 28th January 2013, 08:18 AM
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Unhappy Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmin3 View Post
I found the problem: nouveau driver.
It seems that for the new kernel these commands are not enough to blacklist it:
Code:
su
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
So, I added the kernel parameters "nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau".
This doesn't work for me.
After installing exactly like in the instructions, I get the described error.
So I enter GRUB, and edit the command - the kernel parameters to disable nouveau are already in place, but the system still won't boot.

Has anyone got an idea? Please note I can only use my system in single-user mode, as ctrl+alt+fX doesn't do anything, the system just hangs when I try to boot.

EDIT: I am using Nvidia Geforce 635M on an Asus K55VJ. The reason I need the propriety drivers is that nouveau offers really bad battery life.
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Old 28th January 2013, 04:28 PM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

Quote:
Originally Posted by caligula1989 View Post
This doesn't work for me.
After installing exactly like in the instructions, I get the described error.
So I enter GRUB, and edit the command - the kernel parameters to disable nouveau are already in place, but the system still won't boot.

Has anyone got an idea? Please note I can only use my system in single-user mode, as ctrl+alt+fX doesn't do anything, the system just hangs when I try to boot.

EDIT: I am using Nvidia Geforce 635M on an Asus K55VJ. The reason I need the propriety drivers is that nouveau offers really bad battery life.
Correct me if I misunderstood you--"installing exactly like in the instructions" means you followed http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=280750 ?

Can you try “startx” in your single user mode and see what the error message is?
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Old 28th January 2013, 06:48 PM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

@caligula1989
Try to boot, adding the kernel parameter nomodeset.
And then follow this guide:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=287669
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Old 29th January 2013, 04:35 PM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

My problem was nvidia driver, so reverted to nouveau for the time been as nonvidia update for fedora yet...this worked for me..

$ su -

# nano /etc/default/grub2.cfg

GRUB_TIMEOUT=3
#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="Fedora 17"
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="$(sed "s/.*(\(.*\))/\1/" /etc/system-release)"
GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER="true"
GRUB_DEFAULT=2
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rd.dm=0 rd.luks=0 rd.lvm.lv=vg/lv_root rd.lvm.lv=vg/lv_swap KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=courier rhgb quiet xdriver=vesa"
GRUB_GFXMODE="1400x900x32"
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX="1400x900x32"
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub2/themes/system/theme.txt"

..then
# LANG=C grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

other problem was Password on grub2, but solved that 2..great day...!
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Old 9th August 2013, 08:05 AM
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Re: NVidia akmod in Fedora 18

Hello pals,

I've got problems with my nvidia gForce Go 7300 on my old Acer Aspire 5300 in a Fedora 18 after an update.

Finally after a morning battling with this, googlin' and searchin' in fedoraforums.org I've tried every step-list said here
and there and nothing worked, even I updated my fedora box to the 19 withuot success, until I thought to downgrade de driver... I did this
(with root, I know, I know i shouldn't, better sudo... ):

Firs of all, I uninstalled my current driver(s):
Quote:
yum erase akmod-nvidia-driver kmod-nvidia-driver
after that I got the available driver's list:
Quote:
yum list akmod-nvidia*
and i got three versions of the driver, two for the 3xx and the 173 (old cards)

Quote:
Available packages:
akmod-nvidia.i686 1:319.32-2.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
akmod-nvidia-304xx.i686 304.88-2.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
akmod-nvidia-173xx.i686 173.14.37-2.fc19 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
The firs didn't work for me, and the 173 is for older cards, so I tried the 304 version:

Quote:
yum install akmod-nvidia-304xx.i686
And after reboot, and IMPORTANT!!! start the 3.10 version of the kernel (3.9 didn't work,
and 3.8 I didn't try) and the nouveau disabled as Cosmin3 wrote I could see the nvidia logo and the kdm login waiting for me!

Good luck! and I wish this could help the community.
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