In this guide, we will show you how to install Nvidia drivers in Fedora. Before we proceed, we recommend that you try first to install using RPMs. if RPMs don't work for you or you don't like to use them, then follow these instructions:
1. First, you need to download the latest Nvidia driver for your graphics card here and place the downloaded file in a folder of your choice.
2. Now print the instructions given below or write it down in a sheet of paper because we need to close X server, Fedora graphical interface.
3. Open the terminal, then run this command in order to become root:
4. Let's now close X server by running this command:
5. Enter now your root login and password, then access the directory where you have downloaded your Nvidia driver.
6. Here are the commands you should run:
cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices/
chown root: /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
7. You need to follow all instructions proposed by Nvidia setup wizard in order to install your new driver.
8. It's time now to delete some files that may cause conflicts, run this command:
rpm -e --nodeps xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL
This step is optional because some users find it unnecessary to delete these files.
9. Run now this command:
10. To restart X server, execute this command:
11. To test if the kernel module is running properly, then open the terminal, then execute this command:
glxinfo | grep direct
If you get this message: direct rendering: Yes, then everything is alright.