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Old 12-11-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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issues with installing nvidia drivers gefroce 7300, screen is very grainy. using fedo

alright, i just reformatted and installed fedora 12 after my windows install had horrible driver issues. so, i installed fedora 12 easily, but the screen was very grainy, every other pixel is white. so far i have tried a couple commands to fix it. first i used the
yum list akmod-\* \*-drv\* kmod-\* dkms-\*
command from the unofficial faq, and then did what was told from this website

those 2 things are the only things that seemed to have a effect. i've been spending a couple hours trying to find solutions but nothing seems to apply to my problem or work. i am using a dell lcd monitor and a nvidia geforce 7300 gt.

so that it's not neccesary to check the website what it told me to do follows:

Add this to the end of kernel directive in /etc/grub.conf:

1 nouveau.modeset=0 vga=0318

Next, install additional repo rpms:

1 rpm -Uvh

Follow this by:

1 yum --enablerepo=rp*g install kmod-nvidia.$(uname -m) xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64


1 reboot
Old 12-11-2009, 03:11 AM   #2
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Fedora may have set up a range of resolutions during the installation. Try ctrl-alt-+ (that control-alt-plus (on the number pad)) to increase resolution.
Old 12-11-2009, 03:26 AM   #3
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i did so with a couple different arrangements of control and alt, and nothing seems to happen (as in i did left ctrl and right alt, left ctrl and alt, with numlock on and off). i did go into display settings and there was a unknown and a dell monitor. the unknown had lower resolution options than the dell one so i switched to the dell. i didn't think that was relevant so i didn't mention it because it seemed more a driver issue than a resolution issue >.<

i will say that upon manually switching resolutions around the problem hasn't changed, it's just that it becomes slightly less noticeable at higher resolutions

also i have tried loading pictures and pictures load without any distortion, text however is very hard to read without increasing it's size signficantly

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May be the Fedora default nvidia driver "nouveau"
is disturbing ...

Please see post # 1 here ..


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