An Incantation to Make Fedora Green for Nvidia Users

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
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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