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How to install nvidia driver

asked 2018-09-26 03:25:04 -0600

Sanka gravatar image

Hello, I have Fedora 28 and i have a 1050 TI of Nvidia. And I would like to install driver of my graphic card. Thank you guys.

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answered 2018-09-26 06:14:52 -0600

heliosstyx gravatar image

updated 2018-09-26 13:04:03 -0600

Start your Software-center and search the latest nvidia-driver for your card. Select it and press "install". I dit it with dnfdragora and I searched the driver and tools for my Nvidia card and installed it. I use akmod for automatic updates when a new kernel is published. That is all. Use the driver from rpmfusion-nonfree... repositories and not from Nvidia directly, because you can get issues. I tested it.

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That would require you have rpmfusion-nonfree-updates enabled, wouldn't it?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-09-26 08:39:24 -0600 )edit

"Use the driver form Fedora repositories" is misleading; Fedora does not provide any nvidia driver (only the open source nouveaudriver). The driver that appears in Software Center seems to come from rpmfusion.org. It will show up only after enabling Third-party repositories,which adds a repository called rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver.repo. For more info, check link

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-26 11:00:50 -0600 )edit

Villykruse and Florian: you are all right. I edited my answer.

heliosstyx gravatar imageheliosstyx ( 2018-09-26 13:04:51 -0600 )edit
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answered 2018-09-26 11:05:50 -0600

florian gravatar image

Below link has a guide on how to install the proprietary driver from nvidia.com on Fedora.

dkms is used to build to kernel modules after a kernel update (that seems worry-free)

Please note, I am just linking the guide, I have not tested it.

https://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...

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Florian: your link is very helpfully, but it could be, that restoring the plymouth screen does not work like in my case. I tested it.

heliosstyx gravatar imageheliosstyx ( 2018-09-26 13:01:14 -0600 )edit

Could be, I've no idea, never done.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-26 14:18:01 -0600 )edit

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