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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")
Distribution: pclos2015, Slack14.1 DebWheezy, +50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
Apologize that I misunderstood # 5.
I think, I used the rpmfusion nvidia packages in Fedora 10, 11.
Before that, I have always installed nvidia manually.
Now, without any drivers in rpmfusion, I found the atrpms
reference, and installed from them.
Still don't know, if they work. I'll try that another day.
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I had the same problem when trying to use the repos. Then I came across this solution and reinstalled. Maybe that will work? If you want to continue using repos you might want to start a new thread on how to resolve using repos.
The default repos in Fedora do not include the rpms for akmod-nvidia. I followed a few solutions I googled using repos and after a few hours couldn't get it to work. After working with the solution I posted I had it up and running in a few minutes. In my case Fedora 11 was no sweat to set up the Nvidia driver and Fedora 12 is like pulling teeth. There might be a simple way of installing the driver using a repo but I couldn't figure it out. This thread is for people in the same boat.
Thanks Josh. I was trying to avoid a reinstall because I have a fair amount of time and bandwidth invested in my Fedora install. I did not expect display problems. I will use your solution to get my display back up.
Btw... akmod-nvidia was installed. Removing akmod-nvidia and rebooting did not restore the nouveau driver either.