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  1. #1
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    How to change video card

    I put together a GIGABYTE GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI, AMD/Ryzen system
    intending to use the motherboard's built in HDMI or display port
    processor. I had not realized that the Ryzen 1600 would not support
    them. While waiting for a graphic card to arrive I borrowed a
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5750 from another system to setup the BIOS and
    install Fedora 26.

    After installing the new card the system is running with minimal
    resolution. Need now to change over to using a Nvidia GEFORCE
    GT 1030 NV130 (GP108). How do I go about doing that, I see
    xorg-x11-drv-nouveau.x86_64 is installed, or do I need to
    install a Nvidia proprietary driver?

    Thanks
    Tom

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    Re: How to change video card

    Rather - look (ask here) if there's a kmod-nvidia that will install a driver from the repos. Proprietary will work, but you'll be rebuilding with EVERY kernel update.

    I'd love to be more specific, but I haven't used Fedora for many versions. Others here will happily help you though!! Always work from the repos if possible.
    Change - the only constant.

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    Re: How to change video card

    On first glance at man nouveau, the GP108 is not in the list of supported cards but a visit to the nouveau home site may show something different. I guess if you are gaming you'll prefer the full capabilities of the card which the proprietary driver would provide. What I would do is install the nvidia card, hope it works, boot to runlevel 3 (text mode), get the network up, install the nvidia drivers and then reboot to runlevel 5 (gui). There are various instructions on installing the proprietary drivers and lots of info in threads on the forum about doing it. You might like to have a look at the "Fedora Set-Up Guides" link at the top of this page which links to some instructions.

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    Re: How to change video card

    Thank you for the responses.

    The Nouveau documentation does list the card under the Pascal grouping
    NV138 (GP108) GeForce GT 1030

    and it is listed using lspci grep -iE "3d|vga"
    "VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] (rev a1)"

    but I didn't have any luck getting Nouveau working beyond 1024x768 with the display being identified as "laptop" and no apparent UI to change anything.

    So for now I resorted to installing the NVIDIA driver direct from the Nvida web page and it is working fine matched to the 1920x1080 monitor. I will recheck using Nouveau with the next release.

    Tom

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