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Re: Can't install nvidia-detect

Post by NedSlider » 2020/03/23 20:12:59

Hi all,
The original RFE for elrepo nvidia drivers on el8 is here:

https://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?id=944

Since the original request, I'd received very little feedback so I didn't initially prioritise it. Since then, I've very kindly received a hardware donation (although I'm still seeking a card that supports the latest driver release), so I am now in a position to do some more development work.

It's good to hear the package set in testing is working, so once I've had a chance to do some quick testing for myself, I'll update to the latest release and move them out from testing.

I will also release nvidia-detect for el8. As TreverH points out this will still be useful for determining if a card is supported, as many of the older legacy drivers do not support the version of Xorg in el8.

I would REALLY appreciate a 'works for me' from folks - I can count on one hand the number of useful feedback I've received (here, in the RFE bug report or in #elrepo on IRC).

akikanju
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Re: Can't install nvidia-detect

Post by akikanju » 2020/03/26 04:11:43

Hello please how do I activate the Nvidia driver.
I have blacklisted nouvaeu in grub and modproble. Now I get "*display UNCLAIMED"
runing lshw -numeric -C display
I get:

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  *-display UNCLAIMED       
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GF108M [NVS 5400M] [10DE:DEF]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation [10DE]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f0000000-f0ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:5000(size=128) memory:f1000000-f107ffff
And can someone please tell why the ELRepo is better than getting it directly from Nvidia.
Thanks

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Re: Can't install nvidia-detect

Post by NedSlider » 2020/03/26 07:13:38

akikanju wrote:
2020/03/26 04:11:43
Hello please how do I activate the Nvidia driver.
I have blacklisted nouvaeu in grub and modproble. Now I get "*display UNCLAIMED"
runing lshw -numeric -C display
I get:

Code: Select all

  *-display UNCLAIMED       
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GF108M [NVS 5400M] [10DE:DEF]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation [10DE]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f0000000-f0ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:5000(size=128) memory:f1000000-f107ffff
And can someone please tell why the ELRepo is better than getting it directly from Nvidia.
Thanks
From the above, your card is a GF108M which is not supported by the latest nvidia driver. You will need the legacy 390xx driver which is not currently available in packaged form from elrepo.

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Re: Can't install nvidia-detect

Post by NedSlider » 2020/03/30 22:59:33

nvidia-detect for el8 is now available from the elrepo-testing repository:

https://elrepo.org/linux/testing/el8/x86_64/RPMS/

There is one small bug at present. The programme looks for the Xorg log file in /var/log/ and it's not there by default on el8. It's moved, and is now stored on a per user basis in /home/<username>/.local/share/xorg/

Creating a symlink will get it working for now - I'll have to think of a better strategy for determining the running Xorg ABIs

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