FedoraForum.org - Fedora Support Forums and Community
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    spain
    Posts
    9

    nvidia driver query

    Hi.

    I'm new to fedora. As Fedora seems to update to the latest version of the kernel, is this a problem if I use the nvidia private drivers?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    334

    Re: nvidia driver query

    Hello.

    If you install via rpmfusion akmods will take care of that. If you use nvidia driver (https://www.if-not-true-then-false.c...-nvidia-guide/) dkms will do it.

    Edit: meaning that both akmods or dkms will take care of building the nvidia module and loading into the kernel. So you have no problem when the kernel changes.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by Salamandra; 13th September 2017 at 04:04 PM.
    Linux User #365705

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    spain
    Posts
    9

    Re: nvidia driver query

    Thank you

    What method do you recommend? Which is more stable?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    334

    Re: nvidia driver query

    Quote Originally Posted by jony127
    Thank you

    What method do you recommend? Which is more stable?
    I use the nvidia propietary driver method as explained in the guide (https://www.if-not-true-then-false.c...-nvidia-guide/), installed with dkms. I had little problems with the kmods building the module so decided to give the propietary driver a try and worked better for me.

    In the very few occasions that dkms fails, you can log Ctrl+Alt+F2, login in text mode as root, cd to the dir where you have downloaded the driver, reinstall and reboot.

    Consider that you will have to take care of install the new driver when it is released. If you use the rpm method that is not necessary.
    Linux User #365705

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Aubagne France
    Age
    62
    Posts
    652

    Re: nvidia driver query

    I use akmod for building kmod-nvidia without problems.
    But there is problem with dnf (I'm not sure...).
    When you install a new kernel with dnf (in console or with software like yumex-dnf or other) akmod build and install the new kmod after kernel is installed.

    If you quit console or software before akmod finished his work, akmod fail and don't build or install kmod-nvidia.

    It takes 30 to 45 seconds before you leave the console or software, and then everything works well.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,284

    Re: nvidia driver query

    so there's no text dump showing progress like there is with dkms? that's more an issue with akmod than dnf. when you update with yum or dnf using dkms it displays verbose output of progress when that driver migration is taking place.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Aubagne France
    Age
    62
    Posts
    652

    Re: nvidia driver query

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    so there's no text dump showing progress like there is with dkms? ...................
    No there is no text showing progress for building and installing the new kmod.
    To see the progress I open a console and do a top, and I can see the progress (build with cc (compiler), and install with dnf).

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    spain
    Posts
    9

    Re: nvidia driver query

    Hi.

    I have been looking at the installation by rpmfusion and I have some doubts.

    In the part where it says to install cuda: dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda is this necessary? I do not know what is cuda?

    What about the vulkan? dnf install vulkan is this necessary? Do not know what is vulkan?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    334

    Re: nvidia driver query

    I've used rpmfusion nvidia in the past and i never installed cuda or vulkan. I just installed the driver.
    Linux User #365705

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Aubagne France
    Age
    62
    Posts
    652

Similar Threads

  1. Wayland, Nvidia Drivers and Fedora 25 Query
    By Carcus in forum Using Fedora
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th April 2017, 02:11 PM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 3rd March 2013, 06:58 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th January 2012, 01:28 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14th January 2012, 04:23 AM
  5. Creative XFi Xtreme Music Driver Query
    By 1j9r8w9 in forum Hardware & Laptops
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 20th January 2008, 07:18 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •