I've recently installed Fedora 16 (32-bit) on a couple of PCs that have NVidia GEForce 9400 series cards. I disabled nouveau and installed the proprietary video driver by using "yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE" and let the latest kernel and NVidia driver install from RPMFusion. However I soon found out that this NVidia driver is causing issues with Wine applications crashing, due to this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=737223
. I tried the workaround in this post, however X is crashing with a segmentation fault if it tries to use the RPMFusion provided NVidia driver.
So, after downloading and installing the proprietary video driver from NVidia.com, the problem is solved and everything works fine, no Wine crashes. However, the driver only works temporarily then Wine applications begin to crash again. I re-run the NVidia installer, however and reports:
"Your driver installation has been altered since it was originally installed...". If I re-install the driver using the NVidia installer, it will work fine again for a day or two, then break again. I've been trying to figure out what is modifying the driver and re-breaking it. I have triple checked and I have the nouveau driver completely gone; I've uninstalled all "kmod-nvidia-PAE" packages, made sure nouveau is blacklisted in grub, and also double checked this by looking at "lsmod" and there is no nouveau module present. I've also run:
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
If I run "rpm -qa | grep nvidia", no results are returned which means all NVidia packages from Fedora/RPMFusion are gone. However this problem keeps happening where the driver is altered.
Has anybody experienced this and know how to successfully get the NVidia driver from Nvidia.com working permanently? I am at a loss as to what keeps doing this.
Thanks much for the help!