How to Install Nvidia and not Nouveau at New Install

Scott Beamer geekboy at
Tue Jan 26 17:02:42 UTC 2010

Matthew Saltzman spake thusly:

> On Sun, 2010-01-24 at 22:27 -0500, Jim wrote:
>> FC12-X86_64/KDE
>> How do I prevent Nouveau driver from installing at New install , so I
>> can install
>> Nvidia ?
> No reason not to install nouveau.  Just complete the installation,
> enable the rpmfusion repo and yum install akmod-nvidia from there.
> The akmod-nvidia package should do everything necessary to run
> correctly, although you might need to add "rdblacklist=nouveau" to the
> kernel line in /etc/grub.conf by hand.  That will prevent the nouveau
> module from loading and setting the graphics mode at boot.

I'd stick with kmod-nvidia vs. akmod-nvidia

And there are a few options for disabling Noveau and there are some 
SELinux issues as well.

See for the info and howtos.

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