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Driver nvidia gtx 970m with Fedora 21

asked 2015-03-02 13:13:19 -0500

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updated 2015-03-03 08:36:58 -0500

Sorry if this is a repetitive question but i tried a lot of guide i don't manage to install the driver. In fact every time i reboot after the installation, a white window told me that something went wrong. I have a Clevo P651SE and I want to install driver because without it the battery lasts less since the discrete graphic is always running. Thanks and if i made some grammar errors.


I followed the answer of sideburn but I still haven't solved the problem.. I followed thw guide but the result was the same with the white screen at reboot.. I don't know if it help but i post some data.

abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.3.0-3.fc21.x86_64
kernel-3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64
kernel-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64
kernel-core-3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64
kernel-core-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64
kernel-devel-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64
kernel-headers-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64
kernel-modules-3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64
kernel-modules-3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.3.0-5.fc21.x86_64
3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64
nouveau              1376565  0 
ttm                    92952  1 nouveau
i2c_algo_bit           13250  2 i915,nouveau
drm_kms_helper         93635  2 i915,nouveau
mxm_wmi                12865  1 nouveau
drm                   305543  7 ttm,i915,drm_kms_helper,nouveau
wmi                    18820  2 mxm_wmi,nouveau
video                  19905  2 i915,nouveau
cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: File o directory non esistente
[root@localhost ~]# lspci |grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
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Your video card use the Nvidia Optimus technology? If use, search for the Bumblebee Project.

(sorry for my bad English. I'm still learning)

André Vinícius Bampi gravatar imageAndré Vinícius Bampi ( 2015-03-03 09:49:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-02 15:30:52 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora! There are two basic ways to get the nVidia drivers: one is to use the installer provided by the OEM. That one needs to be installed with you booted into a CLI instead of a GUI, and the process needs to be repeated every time the kernel is updated.

The other way is to install the re-packaged versions from the rpmfusion repository because they get updated whenever the kernel does, making the process transparent. There are a number of guides out there for doing this, but the one I always recommend is the one at the Fedora Forum. If you've been trying to get the binary blob from nVidia to work, make sure that you've uninstalled it before following these instructions. If you've tried some other guide that didn't work, do this as root:

yum remove -y \*nvidia\*

Then reboot. This will get rid of anything you might already have installed that's nVidia-related, allowing you to start with a clean slate. Good luck, and keep us informed.

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answered 2015-03-03 09:54:59 -0500

Your video card use the Nvidia Optimus techology? If use, search the Bumblebee project.

(sorry for my bad English, I'm still learning)

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