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Fedora 19 Nvidia Drivers Latest Kernel

asked 2013-09-13 20:04:18 -0500

spartico gravatar image

updated 2013-09-15 10:53:31 -0500

Hi all ; i tried to install Nvidia drivers through EasyLife , if-not-then-else article and Nvidia's own website. I tried to install directly kmod , or I downloaded akmod and tried to build. All my trials ended up same ;

Fedora's famous F logo fills , then stucks. Login screen never appears. As you may suggest everytime I pressed ESC and checked what's going on. On some occasions , nothing wrong happend and it stuck randomly at places like Starting Network Manager. But after some trials , It started to say Failed to start Plymouth Boot Service to Quit.

Each time , I had to append "1" to the end of GRUB configuration , get to Rescue shell and yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nvidia* nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig and remove Nvidia drivers.

The question is ; I am a Dota 2 player on Linux and I want Nvidia drivers. What's my prescription?

Allright guys, Update. Here are the things I tried and "didnt" solve my problem;

1)Editing /etc/default/grub and removing rhgb from arguments. Then calling "grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg"

2)Pressing "e" to edit the kernel options I want to log in. Delete rhgb from options.

3)Disabling Plymouth

These don't work. Any solution or how many times should I watch Torvalds sticking a finger to Nvidia? Cheers

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Do you by any chance have nouveau also installed? Perhaps that's interfering - may be?

akmod-nvidia has been working perfectly for me - that's why I am wondering about nouveau in your case.

nonamedotc gravatar imagenonamedotc ( 2013-09-14 16:36:00 -0500 )edit

@nonamedotc thanks for a reply. I have nouveau drivers blacklisted in GRUB2 settings.

spartico gravatar imagespartico ( 2013-09-15 10:22:51 -0500 )edit

@besser82 please read my question again with full concentration. " I tried to install directly kmod , or I downloaded akmod and tried to build. All my trials ended up same ;"

@body , thanks pal :) I tried with Nouveau drivers. I have a really low FPS. I have GTX675 and even with normal video options I have extremely low FPS: How did you solved this issue ? The only reason I want nvidia drivers is having fps issues :(

spartico gravatar imagespartico ( 2013-09-15 12:24:57 -0500 )edit

@besser82 GTX675M

spartico gravatar imagespartico ( 2013-09-15 12:36:14 -0500 )edit

@body thanks but I already mentioned that I tried if-not-true-then-false tutorial. It is not working. Causes same problems. I log in to a game with Dota 2 a minute ago and I have 5.9 FPS with nouveau.

spartico gravatar imagespartico ( 2013-09-15 13:08:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-28 15:50:42 -0500

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updated 2013-10-28 15:51:52 -0500

I messed around with it too and the only way I could get it to install was by.... yum remove Xorg from the desktop this would remove all the video drivers.... then reinstalling Xorg.... yum install Xorg this would install just the server then yum install xorg-x11-drv-evdev for keyboard and mouse function then installing the akmod-nvidia drivers yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs rebooting into root and running nvidia-xconfig Xorg -configure rebooting and everything works .... give it a shot....

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answered 2013-10-26 12:21:24 -0500

I have been with Fedora 13-18. With Fedora 19 however the latest kernel has been a complete nightmare! With the latest kernel, i have found no possibilities for wifi support! Even when i tried manually installing the wifi driver, the latest kernel would not allow it! Secondly, I now hear that people are having difficulty installing the NVIDIA driver via rpmfusion, even an attempt to manually install the nvidia driver is a no go for alot of people!!! even on Ubuntu 13.10, no wifi support for my card.

options, #1 install the previous version of Fedora 18 where it has support for wifi & nvidia drivers until wifi & nvidia support comes to the latest kernel. #2 try Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 13.04

I love Fedora, but after all it is bleeding edge,constantly changing & developers/programs have a hard time keeping the new kernels!

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answered 2013-09-15 11:10:19 -0500

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updated 2013-09-15 13:01:28 -0500

i found in a forum and tried worked for me but i have no idea about what commands do :)

sudo yum update plymouth;sudo dracut-f

also you can use http://rpmfusion(dot)org/Howto/nVidia

cant add links cuz of karma put '.' istead of (dot)

for nvidia drivers...

btw im dota 2 player also and i suggest you to delete nvidia drivers..nouveau works fine for me.. give a try to nouveau

edit again.. @spartico http://www(dot)if-not-true-then-false(dot)com/2013/fedora-19-nvidia-guide/

1.2 NVIDIA Optimus Technology if u have optimus tech.. 2.6 VDPAU/VAAPI support To enable video acceleration support for your player..

can u try this guide and this 2 steps?

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answered 2013-10-29 03:24:12 -0500

ifoolb gravatar image

Why not download the relative driver from nVidia directly and install it manually?I initially tried that tutorial too but it didn't work,thus I chose to install the *.run file and it worked.

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Because every time you update the kernel, you have to install the blob again. With the kmod/akmod system it's fire and forget. Have you looked at the walkthrough I suggested? It may have some suggestions that might help.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-10-29 04:08:14 -0500 )edit

Well,I know,this functionality is useful but,it sometimes may cause problem.Today I failed to install 331.17 with dkmd or called something else enabled.Disabling that feature and passing compiling everything.And what's the walk-through?

ifoolb gravatar imageifoolb ( 2013-10-29 06:01:26 -0500 )edit

If you'll read all of the comments to the original question, you'll find it in my response, which is the very last one. You may need to click on "more" to see it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-10-29 13:59:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-09-16 09:22:38 -0500

fedora 19 not showing activities menu application "All" it hiding the aplications from panel

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answered 2013-09-15 11:25:13 -0500

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Try to clean up what did so far and install "akmod-nvidia" from rpmfusion-nonfree repo. This should work out of the box.

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Which card do you have in use?

besser82 gravatar imagebesser82 ( 2013-09-15 12:33:03 -0500 )edit

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