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    Graphics problem with GTX660 (nvidia)

    Hello! I got problems with graphics on my computer and I have no idea how to fix it. I've spent an entire day trying to fix it, but sadly, I'm not really a hacker.

    Before I descibe the problem, maybe I should say that everything worked fine until I installed a regular update. After that I couldn't boot into Fedora because of some problem with systemd. I reinstalled Fedora 20 and that's when the problems began.

    I've tried different drivers, but that just did so that I couldn't start Fedora.

    The problem:
    There are two symptoms, firstly, the graphics are slow, as if the CPU takes care of all the work, and secondly, sometimes the screen starts to mess up until it's just a bunch of one-colored squares and stuff (hard to explain).

    In the beginning the screen got messed up very often, but then I disabled integrated graphics in the BIOS (and then reinstalled Fedora), and now it only happens occasionally.

    Info:
    I don't really know what's relevant but here are some info:

    In "details" it says under graphics: "Gallium 0.4 on NVE6". I saw somewhere that NVE6 is a code for my graphics card (a GTX660).

    Running "lspci | grep VGA" I get the following result:
    Code:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] (rev a1)
    Also found this one: "-qa *\nvidia\* *\kernel\*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf" which gave me this:

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    bash: -qa: command not found...
    3.14.5-200.fc20.x86_64
    nouveau              1156970  3 
    mxm_wmi                12865  1 nouveau
    wmi                    18804  2 mxm_wmi,nouveau
    i2c_algo_bit           13257  1 nouveau
    drm_kms_helper         50652  1 nouveau
    ttm                    80614  1 nouveau
    drm                   283747  5 ttm,drm_kms_helper,nouveau
    i2c_core               38656  5 drm,i2c_i801,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit,nouveau
    video                  19261  1 nouveau
    cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
    What's wrong with my computer?

    I would really appreciate any help!

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    Re: Graphics problem with GTX660 (nvidia)

    You are using the free software driver, called "nouveau". It sounds like you need to use the proprietary driver, called "nvidia".

    Add the RPMForge repository, and yum install akmod-nvidia then reboot.

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    Re: Graphics problem with GTX660 (nvidia)

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Jamie
    You are using the free software driver, called "nouveau". It sounds like you need to use the proprietary driver, called "nvidia".

    Add the RPMForge repository, and yum install akmod-nvidia then reboot.
    Rpmfusion

    http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

    http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia?hi...tegoryHowto%29

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    Re: Graphics problem with GTX660 (nvidia)

    Thanks for the replies! Just came back home and tried your solution but after installing akmod-nvidia and restarting the computer something strange happened.

    After the fedora-logo I get a black screen with text and green "OK"s. Everytime I restart, it stops at:
    [ OK ] Reached target Network.
    But then the cursor just flashes on the row below and nothing else happens.

    What does this mean and how do I solve this?

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    [SOLVED] Graphics problem with GTX660 (nvidia)

    Ok, solved it.

    The latest problem I had was because I installed the wrong akmod drivers. I got that part right when I followed this guide:
    http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...-nvidia-guide/

    Then I did this, and I think it helped: (there was a link, but I'm not allowed to post more than one link in this message. The link is the first result if you search for "Fedora 18, Xorg, GLX and the Nvidia installer" on DuckDuckGo)
    Code:
    init 3
    cd /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions
    mv libglx.so libglx.so.orig
    ln -s libglx.so.313.26 libglx.so
    init 5
    And lastly, to make 32-bit work (I had problems with pipelight-flash and steam), I installed "xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686".

    Now everything seems to work!

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