[Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install
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    [Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install

    Hi,

    This is my first message on this forum as a newbie on Fedora.

    I recently installed on my new laptop, a Lenovo Legion y520 with dual SSD and SATA HD, Windows 10 and Fedora 28.
    I upgraded kernel to 4.17.12-200
    I have a GeForce GTX 1050 and in order to install Nvidia drivers, I followed this link: https://www.if-not-true-then-false.c...-nvidia-guide/
    I downloaded from the link in the article Nvidia 64bit latest driver: Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver Version 396.51.

    Everything went fine until I reboot at step 2.9 in the article.

    On boot, I have only 3 lines now:
    - mmc0:unknown controller version(3): You may experience problems.
    - kvm:disabled by bios.
    - kvm:disabled by bios.

    Boot does not go further and I can't access a terminal.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: [Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install

    Installing manually drivers from Nvidia script isn't recommended and may cause crashes on kernel and other system libraries upgrades in the future.

    First ... if you can switch to TTY1 or another (max 6) by shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F1 (to F6) - you should try to uninstall all manually installed drivers as mentioned in paragraph 5 here:
    https://www.if-not-true-then-false.c...vidia-guide/3/ .

    If you can't switch to TTY run your system with text mode (former "3" runlevel) - it works till now by editing Grub menuentry starting from linux ... and adding 3 at the end of the line. Here is example from another distro with Grub2:


    Next look here, consider installation of precompiled drivers from RPM Fusion repository. Of course there is always some risk to installing packages outside the official repository, but IMHO it's more secure than manual installation:
    https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
    https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/NVIDIA

    Recently I've tested drivers from RPM Fusion (Nvidia GTX650Ti boost) and all worked well.
    Last edited by marcin82; 10th August 2018 at 05:27 PM.
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    Re: [Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install

    Additionally, the proprietary drivers will need to be re-installed/rebuilt every time the kernel gets updated. Whadda pain! ;-)
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    Re: [Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install

    I use the nvidia drivers from RPM Fusion and all the kernel juju happens behind the scenes and is invisible to the user on the kernel point releases. Not much of an issue.
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    Re: [Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install

    First all, thank you very much marcin82, I couldn't access anything so it helped me to show how to change runlevel.

    I followed your advice and did everything. Ok, now I have a system booting and running, I have RPM Fusion driver for my card but still, when I use VLC to watch a video, it is not using my Nvidia card but that crappy Intel graphic card embedded in my motherboard. My former laptop, 7 years old and running on Win 7, is playing my vids better.
    Here is the output of lspci command:

    Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 05)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 05)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 591b (rev 04)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 31)
    00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family Thermal Subsystem (rev 31)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 31)
    00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation HM170/QM170 Chipset SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 31)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev f1)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev f1)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev f1)
    00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM175 Chipset LPC/eSPI Controller (rev 31)
    00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family Power Management Controller (rev 31)
    00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation CM238 HD Audio Controller (rev 31)
    00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SMBus (rev 31)
    01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1)
    02:00.0 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth (rev 99)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
    05:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM981/PM981

    My question: is it possible to disable this crappy Intel in order to use only the Nvidia ?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: [Fedora 28] Boot fail after Nvidia proprietary driver install

    You may consider to turn off Intel card in BIOS ... but it will increase battery usage, etc.

    Make system backup and look here - search and read about Nvidia Optimus:
    https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...ocs/bumblebee/
    https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/Optimus
    https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/NVIDIA .

    I don't have this type of hybrid graphic thus I can't tell how and if it works.
    marcin82

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