Installing akmod NVIDIA Driver on Fedora

Installing akmod NVIDIA driver from rpmfusion on Fedora 12.

First make sure your nvidia card is in “Supported NVIDIA GPU Products List”: Click here for the list

1. Add rpmfusion repository:

Enable RPM Fusion repositories

2. Install akmod nvidia driver

akmod builds the required kmod on bootup

# yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

3. Add nouveau to blacklist in grub.conf

Add rdblacklist=nouveau option to /boot/grub/grub.conf

# sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
# mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img
/boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
# dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

4. Enable allow_execstack in SELinux

Make sure SElinux doesn’t prevent the driver from being loaded.

# setsebool -P allow_execstack on

5. Reboot

# reboot
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