How to install Nvidia drivers in Fedora 17 Beefy miracle


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Updated 31/05/2012 Question: How to install Nvidia drivers in Fedora14, 15, 16 and Fedora 17 Beefy miracle?nvidia_logo

Answer (Tested in Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle):

In order to install Nvidia propriety drivers in Fedora 13, 14, 15, 16 and Fedora 17 Beefy miracle, you need first to add RPM Fusion free and non free repositories, please choose follow the instructions bellow:

1. First make sure to update the kernel and reboot after update is complete.

su yum update kernel*reboot


2. Install the nvidia driver. ( if you have 4Gb of RAM or more you will probably have a PAE kernel [32bit only] so follow the PAE part ), please use the installation that correspond to your Nvidia card version.

For GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 & 500 series cards

rpm -Uvh

Now install Nvidia drivers:

yum install kmod-nvidia  xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

Or akmod : Using akmod-nvidia instead of kmod-nvidia will make the system automatically build the nvidia driver for your kernel if no pre-built binary is available. This can avoid confusing situations where X will not start after a kernel update. akmod builds the required kmod on bootup. Thanks to (vcato)

yum install akmod-nvidia  xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
  • If you use a PAE kernel


rpm -Uvh