Installing the Nvidia Experimental 310 drivers on Fedora 18

Getting the Nvidia drivers installed and kept up to date on a Fedora system in recent years has been fairly easy thanks to the great work of RPM Fusion.¬†However, if you’re looking to try out the experimental 310 driver then it’s not quite as simple. RPM Fusion does not provide the experimental driver in its stable Fedora repos, which makes sense of course considering it is “experimental”. But if you’ve read all the hype about the substantial performance improvements with the 310 driver, or you’re wanting to play some of the recently released Steam Linux games that require the newer driver, then read on..

First, if you’ve not already configured your system to use the RPM Fusion repo then you’ll want to do that now. You can read their instructions here. Or if you’re impatient, just run the following command:

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm

Next, you’ll want to configure your system to use my yum repository, by running:

sudo wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ http://www.kielek.net/fedora/kielek-fedora.repo

After that you can follow the standard RPM Fusion how-to for installing the Nvidia driver, found here.


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1 comment

  1. Edo Surina March 11, 2013 5:02 am  Reply

    Samuel,

    many thanx, works fine.
    Edo
    :-)

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