Can't install nvidia drivers on Laptop

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at
Wed Nov 23 22:24:49 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at> wrote:
>> On 11/23/2011 09:20 AM, Lawrence Graves wrote:
>>>>> >>>  Then what do you suggest I do to get my nvidia drivers installed.
> You refer to kmod's and akmod version drivers. Have you tried building
> your own from the bin file?
> Add rdblacklist=nouveau to the kernel line in your grub conf file

I quickly searched the thread and I didn't see what version of Fedora
he's using. This makes a difference. You used to only need
rdblacklist... but in F15 you also needed to set nomodeset or
something like that since nouveau added modesetting and now in F16 I
think rdblacklist is depreciated but supposedly still works, I'm not
sure when that will change (3.2 kernel?)


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