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Old 22nd April 2011, 06:23 PM
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F15 Nvidia Guide

F15 Howto for the rpmfusion nvidia drivers


Click here for supported Nvidia cards list


This is a Three-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*
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
rpm -Uvh  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.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
rpm -Uvh  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm  
yum install kmod-nvidia  xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
If you use a PAE kernel

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



For GeForce FX cards


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


Code:
su
 rpm -Uvh  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm
 yum install akmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686



Or using kmod (which saves a bit of disk space but will have problems with every kernel update.)

Code:
su
 rpm -Uvh  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm
 yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686
If you use a PAE kernel


Code:
 su
 rpm -Uvh  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm
 yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx-PAE



3. Reboot

4. If you would like plymouth as well
(optional)

Code:
su
yum install bootconf-gui
Then set you desired boot resolution from the menu launcher

Application / System / Boot configuration

There is a selinux issue that prevents gnomes-hell from starting (I hate it )



https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694918

run

Code:
su
grep gnome-session-c /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M nvidiaisbroken
semodule -i nvidiaisbroken.pp

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If it fails to work check /boot/grub/grub.conf to see if nouveau is blacklisted, if not run.

1. Edit grub.conf


this command adds rdblacklist=nouveau option to /boot/grub/grub.conf



Code:
su -
sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname   -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
2. Reboot



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If nouveau refuses to die try
Code:
su
yum erase xorg-x11-drv-nouveau
mv  /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.ko      /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.txt
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname  -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
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Old 22nd April 2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

any support for nvidia-173.14.30 ?
its available now (xorg 1.10 supported)
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Old 23rd April 2011, 05:20 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

nvidia seems to break gnome-shell every time I try to attach a second monitor via nvidia-settings . no problems at all with gnome.fallback
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Old 23rd April 2011, 06:07 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

Is it possible to add resolution 1440x900 if I'm using drivers from this instruction. I usually set it to 1440x900 as the native resolution is to small but this resolution is not available now and any others doesn't fit to my screen?
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Old 23rd April 2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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any support for nvidia-173.14.30 ?
its available now (xorg 1.10 supported)

Not at the moment, I believe the rpmfusion nvidia maintainer is away so give it a week or so.
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Old 23rd April 2011, 07:18 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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Is it possible to add resolution 1440x900 if I'm using drivers from this instruction. I usually set it to 1440x900 as the native resolution is to small but this resolution is not available now and any others doesn't fit to my screen?

I have no problem getting 1920x1080


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Old 23rd April 2011, 07:30 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

Didn't work with my GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] (rev a1), even following all steps (including selinux). I got this message on boot (this is handwritten):
Code:
Starting LSB: Builds and installs new kmods from akmod package failed, see 'systematt status akmods.service' for details
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Old 23rd April 2011, 07:59 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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I have no problem getting 1920x1080


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Thanks for reply, unfortunately none of the resolutions fit to my screen I have Dell notebook XPS M1710 with Nvidia 7950GTX and it's 16:9 screen. The available resolutions are: 1920x1200, 1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768.

Did you set yours manually in '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' file or was it available in Nvidia control panel?
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Old 23rd April 2011, 08:18 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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Thanks for reply, unfortunately none of the resolutions fit to my screen I have Dell notebook XPS M1710 with Nvidia 7950GTX and it's 16:9 screen. The available resolutions are: 1920x1200, 1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1024x768.

Did you set yours manually in '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' file or was it available in Nvidia control panel?

It defaulted to the max resolution

Code:
[leigh@main_pc ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# RPM Fusion - nvidia-xorg.conf
# 
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection
[leigh@main_pc ~]$
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Old 23rd April 2011, 08:29 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
It defaulted to the max resolution

Code:
[leigh@main_pc ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# RPM Fusion - nvidia-xorg.conf
# 
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection
[leigh@main_pc ~]$
Is there any way so I could achieved 1440x900?
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Old 23rd April 2011, 09:51 PM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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Is there any way so I could achieved 1440x900?
you don't need to set your resolution to 1440x900 - just change DPI from 96 to 120 or higher value - thanks to that you'll keep native resolution, which looks much better and all text on the screen will be larger, crispier and easier to read. you could also switch rgba antialiasing on with slight hinting and install freeworld-freetype from rpmfusion.org for optimum font rendering... hint: gnome-hell comes without easy way of setting those settings, you'll need to change them using dconf-editor.
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Old 24th April 2011, 04:49 AM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

Thanks Leigh! 64-bit akmod and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs worked without any problem for me on XFCE.
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

Thanks Leigh this worked well on Fedora 15 KDE. Now off to install nexuiz
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4. If you would like plymouth as well[/B] (optional)

Code:
su
yum install bootconf-gui
Then set you desired boot resolution from the menu launcher
I still got animated bars after installing this. Was thinking this will revive the animated fedora icon instead. Or, is that controlled by the resolution settings? I didn't find the my screen resolution (1440 x 900).

Quote:
Application / System / Boot configuration
There is a selinux issue that prevents gnomes-hell from starting (I hate it )
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694918

run

Code:
su
grep gnome-session-c /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M nvidiaisbroken
semodule -i nvidiaisbroken.pp
I got few errors setting SELinux but it still works. My F15 boots fine and Gnome-shell is now very responsive ... no jerking (yay! ). Well that's until there is a power outage or network disconnection, then the notifier freezes the display a bit.
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Old 24th April 2011, 10:44 AM
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Re: F15 Nvidia Guide

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I still got animated bars after installing this. Was thinking this will revive the animated fedora icon instead. Or, is that controlled by the resolution settings? I didn't find the my screen resolution (1440 x 900).

Did you run the boot configuration tool? , just select the closest (I run at 1920x1080 but had to use 1280x1024 for the boot resolution).
 

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