I recently bought a Nvidia Geforce GT640 and installed the driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia from the rpmfusion repo's on Fedora 17 and rebooted only to find that it halts when booting. I thought that perhaps I needed to disable the nouveau driver, however pressing 'e' at grub I noticed:
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linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64 ... nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau video=vesa:off vga=normal
which suggests to me that the nouveau driver has been blacklisted and therefore shouldn't be loaded by the kernel? To be honest I have no idea if thats correct and I feel completely out of my depth with this and so any help or advice would be really appreciated.
Also I tried booting an older kernel (which doesn't blacklist nouveau) but found that I lose picture completely - monitor says there is no signal!
Thanks in advance,