nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

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nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

Postby maul0r » 2012/02/17 07:17:39

Good Morning Community,

as promised, here I am again. I have been trying to install the nvidia drivers for my graphics card, however, failed miserably. But before I start, the obligartory pastebin:

Pastebin ./getinfo.sh

this is the lspci -nn output for 01:00 (vga)

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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] [10de:0dcd] (rev a1)


I went to Nvidias website and downloaded the following driver (as kmod-nvidia didnt work for me) to download

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NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.20.run


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yum update


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yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc make


and this is where tutorials really start to differ. Some say go to menu.1st and take out nouveau driver. (didn't work for me) so I went and blacklisted it. Some say after reboot deinstall nouveau driver completly, haven't tried that, but I don't think that is my problem. All say go to init 3 (best to boot to init 3), execute run script, let the script update my xorg.conf file, reboot to init 5 and be happy!

everything works fine, except for reboot to to init 5 and be happy. The system will crash/halt however you want to call it. Trying to execute nvida-settings after install process tells me there is no control screen(?) present and therfore it would like to take this data from $DISPLAY. That variable is empty on my system though.

help? :-?
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Re: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

Postby maul0r » 2012/02/17 07:19:19

addition:

what would really help me as well is, if you could tell me how to revert the changes this run script makes, because (careful: noob comment) right now I need to reinstall centos every time I screw up, which is..... timeconsuming .... :-o
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nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

Postby pschaff » 2012/02/17 19:27:58

Don't do that. Use the ELRepo kABI-tracking driver kmod-nvidia and life will be easier. :-)

A google on nvidia uninstall linux should help with getting rid of the manufacturer's driver.
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Re: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

Postby maul0r » 2012/02/17 21:36:23

Ok - you are crazy. Not because you know that much (although you do) but because your words do magic. Let me explain.

When I saw your answer at first I though "oh man, been there done that doesn't work". And it didnt. But I decided just to be sure to do it again.

So:

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init 3
yum install kmod-nvidia
init 6


stop at boot time when initializing graphics.

This time I decide, instead of reinstalling edit grub to boot runlevel 3

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yum remove kmod-nvidia
init 6


I boot up and it... WORKS??

I reinstall the kmod driver and it stops working. I remove it again, it works again. High Re, glxgears > 500.000....

I am going to redo the system before I say problem solved, but.....

Please explain why removing the nvidia driver module makes nouveau work?
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Re: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

Postby pschaff » 2012/02/17 21:42:46

Hard to guess. My crystal ball and my wizard's hat have both gone missing. :-)
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Re: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] won't install

Postby maul0r » 2012/02/18 10:54:41

Well, i reproduced it. Thats the way it works:

yum install kmod-nvidia
init 6
boot to runlvl 3
lsmod | grep nvidia
if nvidia runs
yum remove kmod-nvidia
reboot
fun

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thanks for your magic, you may mark this thread [SOLVED] for prosperity :-D
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