An Incantation to Make Fedora Green for Nvidia Users
metherid at gmail.com
Tue May 18 11:19:34 UTC 2010
> The open source Nvidia drivers run the cooling fans
> at full screaming speed. Continuous fan operation at
> full speed when not necessary does not save energy
> or fan bearings.
> The following procedure allowed me to install the current
> Nvidia binary driver on 64 bit RC3.
> 1. Install RC3 with vesa graphics driver
> 2. Obtain the current .run file from Nvidia
> 3. Use Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get a character mode tty
> 4. init 3
> 5. Run the Nvidia installer. Be sure to let Nvidia
> update the configuration (modify xorg.conf).
> 6. Reboot
> Step 3 is necessary because giving init 3 from an
> X terminal window bollixes the keyboard.
I highly recommend that noone install unpackaged binaries like this for
reasons outlined at
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