If you are on Fedora 19, you might want the 319 driver instead of the 304 driver.

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks gents.
Being totally cynical I expected nothing.
I plugged in both monitors, booted and crossed my fingers.

1. It booted. "Some" driver picked up (600x800?) and offered me a
couple of boot options. Basically
unreadable text. Is grub operating differently somehow?
2. Fedora booted. kernal 3.10.9 I think
3. as root.
# yum install akmod-nvidia-304xx
It did. Pulled a good few dependencies.

# reboot

booted, still the odd screen, 'different' from prior boot screens?
Showed the Fedora 19 creeping progress bar along the bottom of the screen.
Dropped into my normal login screen at high res.
I logged in. Ran Chrome and I'm away again.

Not mentioned on the HowTo, but I ran #nvidia-settings and saved the
config file.

Rebooted and AFAICT I'm up and away.
"As easy as Windows".... if only that were true. At least with Linux I
can ask those who know.

Basically I am very impressed.
flawless change of hardware and matching drivers already available.

My thanks to the rpmfusion setup / team for doing a grand job.


On 28 August 2013 14:27, George Galt <george.galt@gmail.com> wrote:
> Get your system running -- with the card installed -- then install the
> correct nVidia driver.  I don't know if the nVidia filed (kmods) are still
> available for you kernel you are running.  If not, you can compile your own
> files from the source rpms or you can try installing the akmod file and see
> if it will build the correct files for you.
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 5:36 AM, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> New to nVidia.
>> I have a card, Asus Nvidia GeForce GT640.
>> Fedora 19, 64 bit.
>> Kernel 3.9.9-302.fc19.x86_64
>> the 3.10 kernel won't run with my current
>> graphics card.
>> Looking at http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia#About_this_Howto
>> No mention of whether to install the card first or the drivers? Which
>> is the correct order please?
>> TiA
>> --
>> Dave Pawson
>> Docbook FAQ.
>> http://www.dpawson.co.uk

Dave Pawson
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