Can't install nvidia drivers on Laptop

Kevin Martin kevintm at
Wed Nov 23 15:09:10 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 08:51 AM, Lawrence Graves wrote:
> On 11/23/2011 07:36 AM, Kevin Martin wrote:
>> 11/23/2011 01:02 AM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>>> On 11/22/2011 07:59 PM, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
>>>> ...Actually, I know Larewnce. He's using the kmod-nvidia and
>>>> akmod-nvidia drivers from the RPM Fusion repository. He's also running
>>>> F16 x86_64 and used the standard methods published to install the
>>>> drivers.
>>> Oh, good.  As I said, I was guessing, largely because most people who 
>>> haven't run across the fedoraforum aren't aware of the kmod/akmod method.
>> FWIW, the kmod and akmod method is not always the end all/be all for installing the nVidia drivers (I say this primarily when using
>> the rawhide kernels).  There aren't kmods to use against the debug versions of the kernels and the akmod's won't compile against the
>> debug versions of the kernel source (it appears due to the nVidia license saying "NVIDIA" instead of "GPL").  I think the rpmfusion
>> nVidia driver packages are great most of the time, but there are shortcomings sometimes.
>> Kevin
> Then what do you suggest I do to get my nvidia drivers installed.
> -- 
> Lawrence Graves All things are workable but don't all things work.
Check out this thread:

Not exactly the spirit of GPL but when the nouveau drivers don't work the way you need them to and you have to use nVidia and you
are running rawhide kernels you do what you have to do on your local box to make it work.

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