Re: Help! - F12 Nvidia boot errors

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On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 09:48 -0500, Gary Waters wrote: 
> Greetings from newbieland,
> I tend to fall behind and upgrade Fedora every 2-3 versions down the 
> line. I just installed F12, did some research on installing the nvida 
> drivers. I have uninstalled nouveau and kmod-nvidia is also not 
> installed. The proprietary nvidia driver appeared to install without any 
> diffulties and appears to be working in system/preferences/nvidia 
> x-server settings; however, I get the following bootup error messages:
> checking for module nvidia.ko in fc12: failed
> nvidia.ko for kernel was not found
> the nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've done a lot of googling and 
> experimenting. Could this have something to do with xorg.conf? I have 
> been reading so many different "solutions" that I'm beginning to feel 
> vapourlocked and would rather get advice here before I screw things up more.

My advice would be to remove the nvidia-packaged drivers and install
kmod-nvidia from rpmfusion.  That's worked reliably for me with recent
versions.  Also added "rdblacklist=nouveau" to the kernel line
in /etc/grub/conf.

> Thanks!
> Gary

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
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