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asked 2015-11-06 00:59:51 -0500

DivDivex gravatar image

How to install nvidia driver on Fedora 23?

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When is the nvidia driver expected for fedora 23? Any ETA?

Saravanan gravatar imageSaravanan ( 2015-11-11 07:14:16 -0500 )edit

This question is a mess. Everyone, if the answer you have has already been proposed, please use your votes instead of being redundant.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-11-11 07:59:25 -0500 )edit

@Saravanan - That is not an answer and you would have to ask Nvidia as they are responsible for development of the closed source driver.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2015-11-11 08:08:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-10 08:25:14 -0500

kimbn gravatar image

I now use BETA Nvidia driver from

You have to change SELinux to permissive to use the driver, and it's not 100% stable yet.

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Minimum Software Requirements 358.09 X.Org** 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

DivDivex gravatar imageDivDivex ( 2015-11-10 10:09:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-06 03:04:30 -0500

Giordano gravatar image

Fedora 23 is using 1.18 RC2 and unfortunately nvidia drivers do not support it yet.

They are likely to publish a new driver when 1.18 becomes stable.

In the meantime you have 2 options:

  1. using the nouveau driver and wait for the nvidia drivers to be released
  2. downgrade xorg to version 1.17
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answered 2016-01-09 06:58:19 -0500

masteroman gravatar image

Nvidia drivers for Linux should be at version 352.63 at this moment and this version has support for Xorg 1.18, or at least it should have because I use them and everything works fine. ;-)

You can search for appropriate drivers for your system here: . What model do you have?

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I keep getting unable to load the kernel module. any ideas?

kirilligum gravatar imagekirilligum ( 2016-01-21 18:07:15 -0500 )edit

Are you getting this error while trying to install driver via their script? If so, have you tried booting into single user mode and then running that script? I've had some issues with running script while xorg was running and worked around it that way.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2016-01-22 02:02:09 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-06 05:07:45 -0500

geforce gravatar image

There is currently no nvidia support for F23 till update their driver for Xorg server 1.18

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answered 2015-11-09 14:22:29 -0500

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I ran into the same issue. Even after downgrading to xorg 1.17, I still was not able to install because I had assumed that RPM Fusion would have drivers. Not the case. However, this article helped me install the Nvidia driver on F23 and it now works like a charm:

Just follow the steps. Good luck!

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answered 2015-11-10 10:03:01 -0500

DivDivex gravatar image

updated 2015-11-10 10:13:33 -0500

I downgrading to xorg 1.17 and install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.55.

Instruction install:

Fedora23 - work is good!

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OK, there is an official xorg 1.18 now, has nvidia released the driver yet? (They've had a whole day :-).

xorg announcement

claghorn gravatar imageclaghorn ( 2015-11-10 20:03:13 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-06 07:07:15 -0500

ephae gravatar image

... and according to NVIDIA, there is no Xorg server 1.18 yet. The Xorg server that shipped with Fedora 23 is beta software. Driver support won't be forthcoming until Xorg makes an official release.

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answered 2016-01-08 22:08:40 -0500

I have the very same issue. I'm using a Dell XPS 1530 with the GeForce 8600M GT card. Nvidia released the 340.96 driver for that card on 11/16/2015. I followed the instructions, disabled/blacklisted nouveau, and installed the driver. Now the boot process is stuck when trying to start Gnome Desktop. I got around it by booting to and running startx. I also use KDE but cannot get to it using this method.

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If you specify the wm in your .Xclients file (or .Xclients.default) you'll have no problem specifying ANY window manager on your system. A web search on how to set it up should help you out on that one.

airedad gravatar imageairedad ( 2016-06-06 10:30:37 -0500 )edit

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