I have a Fedora 16 KDE fresh installation (x64), and I decide to install the Nvidia Drivers for my GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 because I have some resolution problems with nouveau. I used this:
yum install kmod-nvidia
and it installed correctly, then reboot.
but now, Fedora starts and stops in the logo. and that's it !!
I decided to uninstall the RPM fusion nvidia drivers to solve the problem and use nouveau again, but after doing that, it's the same, stops in the logo and no more.
So I tried another way. Before doing all I have done, I've downloaded the Nvidia drivers from nvidia web site
So, starting in the recovery mode, as a root, I did the following:
# init 3
login and password
then I tried to install that driver (from the Nvidia web site)
#chmod +x NVIDIAdriver.run
but in the process, I got this message:
The nouveau kernel driver is currently in use by you system. this driver is incompatible with the NVIDIA driver, and must be disabled before proceeding
after that I got another message telling me it will create a file to deactivate nouveau automatically
So, I accepted, and after that, I got an error. it showed this message:
if you have rebooted, then Nouveau may be enabled for other reasons, such as being included in the system initial ramdisk or in your X configuration file. Installation failed.
In this point, I don't know what to do.
I know I must disable Nouveau. I've read that one way is in the grub file, opening /boot/grub/grub.conf file and check that the kernel row have following parameters rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0:
First, in fedora16 that file /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't exist, but I found /boot/grub2/grub.cfg, I thought it would be the same but here I don't know where to add rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0: because there's no "kernel-starting" row.
And that's it... fedora still stops in the logo, any idea to solve the problem and install the nvidia driver??
thanks in advanced
I have already read this how-to but I doesn't work for me: