I have done a clean install of Fedora 33 and cannot get the NVIDIA drivers to work. I get a “NVIDIA kernel module missing. Falling back to nouveau” message on startup.
I have a GPU installed.
$ lspci -v | grep NVIDIA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GM206 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
Specifically, this (3D capable) GPU, if it matters:
The GPU & drivers worked fine with my previous Ubuntu installation.
Below are the exact setup steps I followed, after updating all packages and installing the kernel headers, etc.
sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver # reboot # verify: sudo dnf repository-packages rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver info sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia nvidia* xorg-x11-drv-nvidia* # wait 5 minutes, this should show the version number modinfo -F version nvidia # reboot, should have nvidia tools installed now
This is a desktop computer.
I have another desktop computer with a 1080Ti and installed Fedora two weeks ago and those setup steps worked fine. A week ago I tried installing Fedora 32 on this computer and had the same NVIDIA driver problem. Using Fedora 33 instead didn’t change anything. I suspect this graphics card is deficient in some way and I don’t know what to do to proceed.