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fedora 27 nvidia

asked 2017-11-13 18:12:57 +0000

dykow gravatar image

Hi there, I am curious about installing nvidia drivers for gtx 1050ti the easiest way. I have read that it should be negativo17 repo, but after repo being added nothing shows up in my Gnome-Software. It seems to me that there are drivers that I need, I'm just wondering why nothing shows up and how can I install it other way. (I have bad experience with nvidia binary and manualy blacklisting nouveau, so I prefer to avoid this :D)

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Putting -Z on the run command for the proprietary installer does the nouveau blacklist for you.

steveebey73742 ( 2017-11-14 03:58:19 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-11-16 09:01:19 +0000

Hi, I'm new to Fedora. I have a Thinkpad with Nvidia; it's Optimus and I can choose discrete (Nvidia only) or Optimus. I have added the negative repository. The Nvidia driver appears in the Software app, and it installs, so it says. However, after a reboot, nouveau is still in use. I've done this several times. I've tried the command line install too.

One of the frustrating things for me as a Fedora newbie is not knowing where things are like log files. Where might I find some hints about why the nvidia driver is not loading?

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Have you followed all of the steps from https://negativo17.org/nvidia-driver/ ? Section "Optimus laptops" is the one that should be followed in your case.

As for logs, they're all available in journal, and can be inspected with journalctl.

Active kernel modules can be seen with lsmod.

masteroman ( 2017-11-16 13:26:39 +0000 )edit
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answered 2017-11-14 08:51:03 +0000

updated 2017-11-14 11:14:34 +0000

The most easy way to install the drivers is to perform everything from a terminal.

The steps to properly install the NVIDIA drivers from the negativo17 repo are ...

1) Add the repository (you can skip this step when you already have done that) :

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-nvidia.repo

2) Update your software sources : sudo dnf upgrade

3) Install kernel-devel packages : sudo dnf install kernel-devel

4) Install drivers and settings : sudo dnf install nvidia-driver nvidia-settings

5) Restart the fedora system : sudo reboot

Now you use the NVIDIA drivers and see the NVIDIA entries in GNOME Software.

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answered 2017-11-14 07:21:20 +0000

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I have it installed from Negativo repository but I've installed it via command line (dnf). Have you tried doing it that way?

If application is not showing up in Gnome Software center then it is likely waiting for a refresh, should be visible in some time after adding the repositories (but not immediately after).

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