Sunday, September 19, 2010

Uninstalling Nouveau driver and Installing NVIDIA Drivers on Fedora 13

I was trying to install the proprietary NVIDIA Driver for my workstation with Fedora 13, but was unable to install due to the presence of Nouveau Driver which Fedora installed by default and this installation by Fedora caused a conflict with the intended installation of NVIDIA Driver

Source for this information is derived from a Forum

Step 1: Blacklist Nouveau Driver
# vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Add the below line to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist nouveau

Step 2: Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and add the following to the end of the kernel line
rdblacklist=nouveau vga=31B
Replace 31B with the desired mode:
1600x1200 - 346
1280x1024 - 31B
1400x1050 - 348
1024x768 - 318
800x600 - 315

For example:
kernel /vmlinuz- ro 
root=/dev/mapper/vg_kittycool-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_kittycool/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_kittycool/lv_swap 
rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM 
LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 
KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau vga=31B

Step 3: Download and Install NVIDIA Drivers
# chmod 755

# ./

# reboot

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