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  #1981  
Old 4th January 2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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Originally Posted by glennzo View Post
Is there information on how to reverse the installation of the nvidia drivers in this thread? I've searched the thread using a few different "keywords" and came up empty, at least as far as I can tell.

These drivers are horrible.
Firefox becomes almost unuseable once the drivers are installed.
System locks up at random.
Blah, blah,blah.
It's in there several times.


Code:
su
yum erase *\nvidia\*
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Old 4th January 2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Thanks for the reply Leigh. I didn't think that those 2 commands would be enough considering that we move initramfs.img and build a new one. Thought there should be more to it.

I'm basically asking out of curiosity. I've already managed to get my system back to the way it was pre-nvidia drivers but I used a hammer and chisel appropach.

And by the way, no offense to your hard work implied here either. What you've done with these drivers has been wonderful for the Fedora community. I'm sure it takes up a lot of your time. It has helped me in the past and it is certainly appreciated.
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Old 4th January 2012, 04:31 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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Thanks for the reply Leigh. I didn't think that those 2 commands would be enough considering that we move initramfs.img and build a new one. Thought there should be more to it.

I'm basically asking out of curiosity. I've already managed to get my system back to the way it was pre-nvidia drivers but I used a hammer and chisel appropach.

And by the way, no offense to your hard work implied here either. What you've done with these drivers has been wonderful for the Fedora community. I'm sure it takes up a lot of your time. It has helped me in the past and it is certainly appreciated.
Nouveau is hard to kill and comes back as soon as the blacklist removed.
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Old 5th January 2012, 07:27 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
It's in there several times.


Code:
su
yum erase *\nvidia\*
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Will this work from recovery boot? Some how mine failed miserably and wont fully boot.

yes it does...

ok so i followed the directions for f16 running a gforce fx 5500 and it wouldnt boot removed nvidia...

Code:
[davros@build64 ~]$ rpm -qa *\nvidia\*  *\kernel\*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.7-2.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64
kernel-3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64
kernel-headers-3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.8-3.fc16.x86_64
3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64
nouveau               754554  2 
ttm                    61533  1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper         30277  1 nouveau
drm                   213647  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            5572  1 nouveau
mxm_wmi                 1743  1 nouveau
video                  12388  1 nouveau
i2c_core               28203  5 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_viapro
cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory

not allowing me to run Cinnamon correctly...



or gnome-shell



only one i'm not ok with is Cinnnamon....

Last edited by spacin; 5th January 2012 at 02:29 PM.
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Old 6th January 2012, 03:05 AM
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So I have tried both akmod and kmod are they really not compatible with the fx5500 card like nvidia says they are
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Old 6th January 2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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So I have tried both akmod and kmod are they really not compatible with the fx5500 card like nvidia says they are
Perhaps you should have checked to see if 290.10 supported your ancient graphics card which it doesn't.
Nouveau is your only choice.
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Old 6th January 2012, 11:53 AM
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HRmmm I coulda sworn I saw it as supported
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Old 6th January 2012, 07:39 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

Hi Leigh,
I have two questions:
1. In step 2 of the instructions for F16 why did you use
Code:
yum --nogpgcheck install
instead of
Code:
rpm -Uvh
as in the instructions for F15 and before? For F16 when I used "yum --nogpgcheck install" it claimed "nothing to do" but when I used "rpm -Uvh" it said "could not resolve host download1.rpmfusion.org." The next question regards the solution to this.

2. When I had F15 all I had to do to fix the "could not resolve host" problem was to add a line
Code:
blacklist ipv6
in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, and reboot, upon which step 2 worked fine. That was for F15, but when I do the same thing for F16 I still get the "could not resolve host" error even after blacklisting ipv6. Is there anything different about ipv6 in F16 that would cause this to happen, or could there be a different reason for this error?
Thank you.

Update: Never mind about question 2. Network manager was using the wrong DNS, so after changing it I can get through all of the steps, and the drivers work. P.S. I Love your guides.

Last edited by Tikhon03; 7th January 2012 at 03:56 PM.
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Old 7th January 2012, 06:21 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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Perhaps you should have checked to see if 290.10 supported your ancient graphics card which it doesn't.
Nouveau is your only choice.
so would this mean that i am SOL on running cinnamon with my "ancient" graphics card?
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Old 7th January 2012, 06:24 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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so would this mean that i am SOL on running cinnamon with my "ancient" graphics card?
Cinnamon has the same requirements as gnome-shell, both need about 256Mb of graphics ram to run IMO.
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Old 8th January 2012, 05:13 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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so would this mean that i am SOL on running cinnamon with my "ancient" graphics card?
I'm guessing you're limited to AGP and don't have a PCI-E slot which probably holds you back as far as upgrading. There are some really nice modern PCI cards out though, which is what I've been using to keep my older machines running:

ZOTAC ZT-40605-10L GeForce GT 430 PCI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500221

I'm going to be picking one of those up for myself at some point for my Fedora setup.
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Old 8th January 2012, 05:31 PM
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Nice I even see a cheaper model. Ya I only have Agp on my old asus board k8vse I needed a 64bit project box and that's what I had.

Question, why would it, gnomes-hell, run perfectly off the disc? Or why KDE runs great other than the system memory issues.
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Old 8th January 2012, 08:20 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

I had (well known) driver issues with Gnome 3 and a ATI 5450 PCI card, which caused me to have to use Xfce instead. Although that example might be a different cause than what you're experiencing, I can say it can be touchy when it comes to what graphics card you're using.

Modern nvidia cards seem to be the best way to go/avoid a lot of grief.
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Old 10th January 2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

How to Remove Nvidia drivers?

Can somebody please give step by step giode for removing the nvidia drivers?
(For fedora 15 and fedora 16)
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Old 10th January 2012, 04:54 PM
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Re: F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides

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How to Remove Nvidia drivers?

Can somebody please give step by step giode for removing the nvidia drivers?
(For fedora 15 and fedora 16)


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