gtx 1050 ti driver issue

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mikeburr
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gtx 1050 ti driver issue

Post by mikeburr » 2020/03/05 13:54:17

I made the mistake of trying to install the Nvidia drivers for a GTX 1050 Ti
Dell T5500

yum -y groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum -y install kernel-devel
yum -y install epel-release
yum -y install dkms


Edit /etc/default/grub. Append to “GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX”using vi or similar [Kate in my case]


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="crashkernel=auto .... rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0"

$ grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
$ grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/centos/grub.cfg

create /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
with content --> blacklist nouveau

[nvidia puts its own version in modprobe.d too ]

$ mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

$ systemctl isolate multi-user.target
$ su root ... password

in order to edit kernel

then cd to the directory where the NVIDIA-Linux... has been downloaded


this all works fine and installs the driver etc perfectly in /var/log/nvidia-....
but its last step is to load the nvidia-drm [kernel driver manager presumably]
and this fails .. without a lot of info as to why

accompanied by the messages ACPI [dmesg]
xxxx.yyyyyyy [though this varies] dell-smbios : unable to run on non-Dell system
xxxx.zzzzzzz [varies] dell-smbios : unable to run on non-Dell system

the X11 log /var/log/X11 has several entries that imply nouveau is still the driver of choice despite the fact that
lshw
does NOT show it as running and that its patently obvious that if it is its in default mode as the screen
reverts to a crude 680x format

anyone any ideas ????
and
does anyone know a quick way to restore the nouveau drivers


if theres no resolution to this problem
as Nvidia seem to be widely regarded as W....s by the Linux community implying no support and it
looking difficult to resolve
thanks for any help

lightman47
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Re: gtx 1050 ti driver issue

Post by lightman47 » 2020/03/05 14:05:09

anyone any ideas ????
I "yum install nvidia-detect" (Elrepo) for mine, then ran it.Then I yum installed the driver it told me to (kmod-nvidia) and it's working beautifully and updates itself. Before that though, you'll likely have to undo what you've done first. The drivers will take care of the blacklisting, etc.

I wound up installing bumblebee because I also have an Intel card (hybrid video laptop) on my G3.

This is puzzling - if it is running on the Dell system you mentoned:
xxxx.yyyyyyy [though this varies] dell-smbios : unable to run on non-Dell system
xxxx.zzzzzzz [varies] dell-smbios : unable to run on non-Dell system
Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

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