This guide works with the latest nvidia driver 7664 on FC3 2.6.11-1.27_FC3
You will need the kernel source code AKA kernel-devel you can install using the livna repo.
yum install kernel-devel
press ctrl+alt+f1 log on as root
cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices/
modify xorg.conf appropriately: remove load dri change nv
also change Videocard0
. note that there are two Videocard0 in xorg.conf
These following options can be added to the Device Section
Option "Coolbits" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AGPMode" "8"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "true"
log off type
you will see the nvidia logo for 3 seconds. installation achieved.
To enable 3D support for nVidia graphics card in FC3
There are now nVidia driver RPMs provided by livna.org that are designed especially for Fedora. If you're using yum, replace your yum.conf by this new one at
how to replace your yum.conf?
So, make a copy of your yum before switching it.
if you have downloaded the yum.conf to your home directory:
cp yum.conf /etc/
You should be able to install the drivers easily now:
1. Open a Terminal.
2. Become root.
yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-`(uname -r)`
That installs the nVidia driver for your current kernel.
use a 3D game such as TUX racer to test your installation. or try
CURRENT PROBLEM: The new udev included in FC3 seems to prevent the nvidia module from loading automatically.
There are 2 options:
1. Recommended Fix
cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
Only if above does NOT work
ADD the following to the END of the file:
If you update your kernel the NVidia driver must be re-installed to match the new kernel.