How can I install Nvidia display drivers on Fedora 17?

Shashwat Singh Parihar January 23, 2013
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I am having trouble in installing Nvidia graphics (nvidia-i686.run) in Fedora.

I have saved Nvidia drivers to /tmp folder and used the command su /tmp/nvidia-i686.run as root user. It displays information like you must have ‘ld’ installed.

What should I do because I am new (tested today) to Linux environment.

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  1. Shashwat Singh Parihar
    January 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Is there any offline solution as i have downloaded the installer (.run) and only want to install it...
    by the way have tried the command it only says:
    "yum is used by another program , waiting for it ...."
    and it starts a loop changing the value of memory used by yum application...
    any solution....!

    • ha14
      January 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm
      • Shashwat Singh Parihar
        February 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

        I think nouvou graphics driver works only with intel HD chipsets not with nvidia "chipsets" (integrated graphics) {model nvidia GeForce 8200 M G}
        . And i dont have intel graphics or switchable dual graphics.
        Now i need full solution becoz any of linux destro is not compatible with my graphics except MAC.....
        I have tried these:
        Ubuntu 11.10 (freeze.. command line opens)
        Ubuntu 12.04 (freeze)
        Ubuntu 12.10(freeze)
        Lubuntu 12.04(freeze)
        Kubuntu(freeze)
        Fedora 17 (it works but not configuring my display setting to exact display)
        fedora 18 beta (freeze)
        Linux mint desktop latest version and oldest too (freeze)
        And finally puppy linux and damn small linux (damn it also freezes)

        ........................................
        Configuration Of my laptop
        Name: HCL
        Model: series 39
        Windows 7 32-bit (on 1 partition)
        pentium dual core 2.0 GHz
        installed memory : 1 GB
        Available 894 MB
        Adapter TYpe: nvidia Ge force 8200 M G
        Available memory of display adapter: 128 MB
        Resolution : 1280 * 800

        I need a genuine solution...

  2. ha14
    January 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Installing NVIDIA graphics drivers on Fedora 18 Beta
    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=286276
    scroll down to vk4tux comment

  3. Safvan Vhora
    January 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm