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John Pilkington 10-02-2012 03:13 PM

Did anybody successfully install the proprietary Nvidia driver on Macbook Pro(EFI boot)?
 
On 02/10/12 15:03, Andre Massing wrote:

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Hi!

I am running fedora 17 on a Macbook Pro 6,2 with an integrated intel
and a nvidia graphic card,
lspci -v | grep VGA
gives:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce
GT 330M] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Unfortunately, there are two issues which the open source driver nouveau:

1. The laptop does not resume from suspend to ram after having been
connected to an external monitor, this is bug
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=858798

2. I intend to work with Nvidias CUDA framework and therefore have to
use their driver :(

I tried to use both the nvidia-graphics.x86_64e kmod-nvidia* package
from rpmfusion repo and the nvidia-graphics package from the atrpms repo.

Using standard boot options, the boot process seems to hang just
before gdm is started. Adding the kernel option nomodeset,
the monitor gets dark after the boot process and after having
connected a 2nd monitor I realized that actually the laptop monitor
light was completely switched off. Is there any possibility to switch
it on during the boot process?

Any ideas or experience how to get the Nvidia driver running?
Of course, any pointers or hints are very much appreciated!

Best,
Andre


Hi: I've no Mac experience and currently run f16 but here are a few
comments.


The rpmfusion and atrpms packages are generally believed incompatible.
If you try one, remove all traces of the other - lib packages too.


I use ATrpms; the nvidia-graphics package should pull in
nvidia-graphics-helpers, nvidia-graphics302.17, a kmdl and a libs
package, and maybe nvidia-graphics-devices too.


I don't think the nomodeset kernel option has been needed for some time,
although it probably gets set automatically.


You may need to run, as root, /usr/sbin/nvidia-graphics-switch.

HTH

John P

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John Pilkington 10-02-2012 03:43 PM

Did anybody successfully install the proprietary Nvidia driver on Macbook Pro(EFI boot)?
 
Hi: I've no Mac experience and currently run f16 but here are a few
comments.

The rpmfusion and atrpms packages are generally believed incompatible.
If you try one, remove all traces of the other - lib packages too.

I use ATrpms; the nvidia-graphics package should pull in
nvidia-graphics-helpers, nvidia-graphics302.17, a kmdl and a libs
package, and maybe nvidia-graphics-devices too.

I don't think the nomodeset kernel option has been needed for some time,
although it probably gets set automatically.

You may need to run, as root, /usr/sbin/nvidia-graphics-switch.


This may be needed too (from the f16 package description):

Add
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
to `Section "Files"' in the config file and remove/comment the dri module.



HTH

John P



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Andre Massing 10-02-2012 06:49 PM

Did anybody successfully install the proprietary Nvidia driver on Macbook Pro(EFI boot)?
 
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On 10/02/2012 05:43 PM, John Pilkington wrote:
>
>> Hi: I've no Mac experience and currently run f16 but here are a
>> few comments.
>>
>> The rpmfusion and atrpms packages are generally believed
>> incompatible. If you try one, remove all traces of the other -
>> lib packages too.
>>
>> I use ATrpms; the nvidia-graphics package should pull in
>> nvidia-graphics-helpers, nvidia-graphics302.17, a kmdl and a
>> libs package, and maybe nvidia-graphics-devices too.
>>
>> I don't think the nomodeset kernel option has been needed for
>> some time, although it probably gets set automatically.
>>
>> You may need to run, as root, /usr/sbin/nvidia-graphics-switch.
>
> This may be needed too (from the f16 package description):
>
> Add ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
> ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions" ModulePath
> "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules" to `Section "Files"' in the config file
> and remove/comment the dri module.

Thank you very much for the helpful comments! Work is done for today,
so I can go home now and tinker with the settings. I will report back
later...

Best,
Andre




>
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> John P
>>
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John Pilkington 10-03-2012 09:05 PM

Did anybody successfully install the proprietary Nvidia driver on Macbook Pro(EFI boot)?
 
When I sent my earlier posts on this I didn't check that there was a
kmdl at dl.atrpms.net that matched the current f17 kernel. I see a new
kmdl has arrived today for 3.5.4-2. That may help.


http://dl.atrpms.net/f17-x86_64/atrpms/stable/nvidia-graphics302.17-kmdl-3.5.4-2.fc17-302.17-147.fc17.x86_64.rpm

John P

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