Installing Nvidia Video Drivers

From Fedora 12 nouveau interferes with the nvidia driver, to disable nouveau, first you'll have to blacklist it:

echo 'blacklist nouveau' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.con

Remove / disable nouveau drivers from kernel initramfs

## Backup old initramfs nouveau image ## mv /
boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img   
## Create new initramfs image ## 
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

Open /etc/default/grub file:

## Modify following line ## 
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet rhgb"  
## to ##

="quiet rhgb rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0"

Then make grub2 config with grub2-mkconfig command:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg


Package Installation:

yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs

Reboot your computer.

Manual Installation:

This process involves the creation of a kernel module, meaning that everytime the kernel version changes (when doing a #yum update), you'll have to do it again.

To do this process I'm creating the directory /video/support/software/nvidia, then going into that directory and downloading the nvidia drivers with the wget command. Then I switch to mode 3, and perform the installation of the driver.

Once the module is built, switch back to run mode 5.

These are the commands:

mkdir /video/support/software/nvidia
cd /video/support/software/nvidia
wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/260.19.44/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.44.run
init 3
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.44.run
init 5

Once you are back in KDE, you can configure your graphics adapter by going to:

System->NVIDIA X Server Settings

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