NOTE: With default install of Fedora Core 14 I could play Minecraft after switching to Nvidia proprietary driver.
- 1 Install Nvidia proprietary driver Fedora Core 14
- 2 Updating NVidia driver [Fedora 14 thru 16]
- 3 NVidia Installer options [Fedora 14 thru 16]
Install Nvidia proprietary driver Fedora Core 14
Download Latest Driver
Download latest Nvidia driver from http://www.nvidia.com/
Boot to command line. One way to do this is to add an argument at Grub boot loader. At Grub boot menu select current kernel and press 'a' to enter kernel arguments. Add a 3 to end of line and press ENTER.
This should boot to command line. Now disable nouveau by logging into system & as root edit /etc/grub.conf by adding rdblacklist=nouveau to end of your latest kernel. Save and exit file.
# vi /etc/grub.conf
Create a new file in /etc/modprobe.d/ called disable-nouveau.conf:
# vi /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf
Add these two lines to your disable-nouveau.conf file then save & exit:
blacklist nouveau options nouveau modeset=0
Run these commands to verify if you have minimum prerequisite software installed:
size --version make --version insmod --version Xorg --version gcc --version ls /lib/libc.so.6
The default Fedora 14 install I used did not include several of the required packages. I installed gcc & kernel-devel which resolved the other dependencies.
# yum install gcc.x86_64 kernel-devel.x86_64
Now reboot system so you unload the nouveau drivers.
Enter the boot menu again just like above & add an argument of 3 to end of current kernel line (should be after rdblacklist=nouveau you added above).
Log into system and become root. Enter the directory where you downloaded the current Nvidia driver and type:
# sh ./NVidia*
Follow on screen prompts then reboot like normal.
Updating NVidia driver [Fedora 14 thru 16]
nvidia-installer to update NVidia driver
- Boot to command line. One way to do this is to add an argument at Grub boot loader. At Grub boot menu select current kernel and press 'a' to enter kernel arguments. Add a 3 to end of line and press ENTER. This should boot to command line.
$ nvidia-installer --update
NVidia Installer options [Fedora 14 thru 16]
Features of the Installer
Without options, the .run file executes the installer after unpacking it. The installer can be run as a separate step in the process, or can be run at a later time to get updates, etc. Some of the more important commandline options of nvidia-installer are:
During installation, the installer will make backups of any conflicting files and record the installation of new files. The uninstall option undoes an install, restoring the system to its pre-install state.
Connect to NVIDIA's FTP site, and report the latest driver version and the url to the latest driver file.
Connect to NVIDIA's FTP site, download the most recent driver file, and install it.
The installer uses an ncurses-based user interface if it is able to locate the correct ncurses library. Otherwise, it will fall back to a simple commandline user interface. This option disables the use of the ncurses library.