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Old 11th February 2011, 05:24 PM
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9300M G Fedora driver installation problem can't install the driver.

I've done the following:

1. edit /etc/inittab #change runlevel to 3 and save
2. edit /boot/grub/grub.conf #add/edit "rdblacklist=nouveau" to the end of the kernel line, this will stop the system from loading nouveau driver. save and reboot.
3. System restarts, log in as root, go to your download folder where you downloaded Nvidia driver and install GCC, kernel-devel*, yum -y install gcc kernel-devel*
4. Run nvidia installer as 'sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.36.run

after that message pop ups -

NVIDIA Software Installer for Unix/Linux

ERROR: Unable to find the module utility `lsmod`; please make sure
you have the package 'module-init-tools' installed. If you do have module-init-tools installed, then please check that `lsmod` is in your PATH.

module-init-tools installed.

checked all known forums for this issue, no solution.
Please help.
My video card is NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G 256MB VRAM
OS: Fedora 14
Driver downloaded from NVIDIA official website
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Old 11th February 2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: 9300M G Fedora driver installation problem can't install the driver.

instead of trying to install the nvidia drivers from the nvidia source, I have found it is much simpler to install from the rpm's that are in the rpmfusion repo.

follow leigh123linux's guide here


He has done a lot of work to help people out and has come up with this great guide thanks leigh!

But.. to answer your question...

yum install module-init-tools
will install lsmod for you. (should be installed to /sbin/lsmod)

Last edited by DBelton; 11th February 2011 at 05:47 PM.
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Old 11th February 2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: 9300M G Fedora driver installation problem can't install the driver.

thank you for your reply.
i will try *.rpm now

anyway -

Package module-init-tools-3.11.1-2.fc13.i686 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

---------- Post added at 07:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:08 PM ----------

rpmfusion solved the prob.
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