Sunday, March 8, 2015

How the Frakk to install NVIDIA [gtx980] drivers onto your linux [fedora 20] machine?

First of all I must say 'Nvidia is another disgraceful and thankless company which uses opensource to thrive but treats opensource OS like fedora like a step child'.
  1. download the .run driver from nvidia and save it somewhere you can easily find via command line
  2. boot the gnu/linux in run level 3
    during the boot when you see the linux kernel version or the linux OS press E to edit the grub
    then add 3 at the end of the vmlinuz line with a space.
    at the end of the screen it will have a key combination mentioned to start the system with the new modified kernel settings. just choose that.
  3. now you have booted into the runlevel 3 where the x server isnt alive.
  4. now navigate to the downloaded driver
  5. sh "nvidia-driver....xx...run
  6. Accept, agree, Yes. choose these options wherever you see them and once done, just reboot.