I did a clean install from live f33 usb stick, upgraded to latest versions, installed rpm-fusion free and nonfree and corresponding update repos. I am connected to a GA1-10-Accelerator
box via thunderbolt with an NVIDIA GTX-2060 GPU. Other hardware details: lenovo 480
CPU: Quad Core Intel Core i5-8350U (-MT MCP-) speed/min/max: 742/400/3600 MHz
Kernel: 5.13.12-100.fc33.x86_64 x86_64 Up: 2h 42m Mem: 3582.6/7686.5 MiB (46.6%) Storage: 536.57 GiB (33.4% used)
Procs: 314 Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.06
When I installed the akmod-nvidia-470.63.01-1.fc33.x86_64.rpm driver and rebooted the gpu-attached monitors are not recognized by the display settings and remain black. Only the laptop screen was recognized.
Immediately prior to this akmod installation all displays were active with the nouveau driver.
I found that on booting the kernel menu was not displayed so I could not access the line to remove the blacklist commands, so I recovered by removing the akmod-nvidia with dnf.
I then edited /etc/default/grub to remove the blacklist parameters and used grub2-editev unset menu-autohide to get access to the boot menu. I am now able to boot - presumably with the nouveau driver?
However I see the following oddities: there are still nvidia modules available
nvidia-drm.ko nvidia.ko nvidia-modeset.ko nvidia-peermem.ko nvidia-uvm.ko
modinfo -F version nvidia
Another confound: I was previously running on an f33 system that had been upgraded several times from f28 and f31. On that f33 system I was running the same kernel, the previous nvidia driver and cuda with all monitors supported. In that case I had an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.nvidia file which is now lost. I am also learning to navigate journalctl to find the log files which have disappeared and particularly are missing Xorg.0.log.
Appreciate information on the state of my system and how to get the nvidia driver to recognize my screen. This will allow to install cuda for my apps.