Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fedora 12 - Nouveau + Nvidia Driver Solution

This is info that I've found to install the proprietary Nvidia driver in Fedora 12. After searching and searching this is the best I've found. I hope this helps someone out there that needs help with this.

If you use an Nvidia card in your system and install Fedora 12, Fedora will use the Nouveau driver by default. Follow these steps to disable the Nouveau driver and install the Nvidia proprietary driver.

-Download the latest Nvidia driver from their web site
-Drop to init 3 (CTRL + ALT + F2, login as root, run "init 3")
-Install the driver using:
./ -k $(uname -r)
-Add this to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist nouveau
-Add this to the end of the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf
nouveau.modeset=0 vga=31B
Here is a list of VGA modes. Replace 31B with the desired mode:

1600x1200 - 346
1280x1024 - 31B
1400x1050 - 348
1024x768 - 318
800x600 - 315
-I also removed the nouveau x11 package, but it isn't necessary
rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-nouveau --nodeps
Reboot and it should boot using the proprietary Nvidia driver.
The original link is here!

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