This is going to sound a little harsh but like my other posts, I’m a bit angry because I’m struggling it for months now(maybe 6) with those problems without any help on telegram from this community or the community managers.
I’ve been asking for help also on boinc forum, folding@home forum and nvidia developpers for this and apparently nobody has any answer to this.
This problem is somewhat major since even blogs are popping up all over the place to actually state this problem and to advice to come back to the original drivers from nvidia.
The URL from this blog might make you think that it’s an old one but actually it isn’t because if you see the edit date it’s really up to date.
And you can see in the different post
and I could put more but because of my grade on discourse I can’t put more than 2 links.
So by installing the nvidia drivers from rpm fusions or even from fedora-nvidia which is the repo from negativo17 it’s not working. Yeah sure, some part of the acceleration process are working basically like if you test it with glxgears or glmark2.
I had a wide range of problems.
No graphic acceleration available for software like Steam with i686 libs installed.
no multi-monitor support
graphic artifact like a black line of pixel following the mouse pointer
Any of these problems didn’t occur with the nvidia propietary installer. Ever.
If I need to follow the guidance of the telegram and matrix chat, I should only install nvidia drivers through repo.because of apparently, so much ethical and technical reasons that Tobias have again made his propaganda to someone else on the Telegram chat, again in a very rude way and again in at a moment where nobody asked for his opinion but that’s another matter which will lead to another topic that I will create. (this incident that I’ve witnessed is actually the reason that I finally took the time to finish this thread)…
But again I had countless problems with the different repositories. I’ve tried 2 of them I think and they all had their counterparts.
So unless all the blogs and tutorials I’ve followed are wrong, or there is a massive problem with those repositories and how they package the nvidia drivers.
So could someone clarify the situation since apparently the ones who doesn’t use the repositories are just morrons?
Which leads me to my ultimate problem with those nvidia repositories or even the nvidia installer.
How do we activate CUDA ? Because I’ve never succeeded to make BOINC or folding@home detect my GPU. Every tutorial or wiki page are saying that i’s easy, you just need to install that and that, but it just doesn’t work.
And so again, what’s happening with those repositories?
And if there was only me, I would say that maybe my installation of fedora is faulty in some way, but apparently not since there are blog post popping up about it like I previously sourced. And based on the comments on those blog post it is not just me. So can we try to sort that and maybe end up with a more current wiki page even ?
Thanks in advance for all the input and help you can bring.