Can't install nvidia drivers on Laptop

Lawrence Graves lgraves95 at
Wed Nov 23 15:20:35 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 08:09 AM, Kevin Martin wrote:
> 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.
> Kevin
Thanks. So technically there is nothing to do but wait until _they_ 
recognized it is a problem and fix it. Story of our lives.:-)
Lawrence Graves All things are workable but don't all things work.
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