Installed NVIDIA driver - but can't get it to kick in

Issues related to hardware problems
Post Reply
epk3
Posts: 2
Joined: 2019/12/11 10:08:15

Installed NVIDIA driver - but can't get it to kick in

Post by epk3 » 2019/12/11 12:25:42

I've recently installed CentOS 8, and have added NVIDIA's official RHEL 8 repository
(with baseurl=http://developer.download.nvidia.com/co ... el8/x86_64 )
I installed the nvidia driver (and CUDA, and some other packages), and am expecting to see the driver loaded. But - it isn't. Nouveau is being used.

I tried disabling / black-listing nouveau; it was indeed not loaded, but the nVIDIA driver did not load instead. nvidia-xconfig? Tried that, it didn't help either. I can't modprove it either (I think).

I obviously want to avoid manually installing the driver and use the packaged version (which is what some web pages suggest). So - how can I make the NVIDIA driver "kick in"?
A Devuan man stuck with CentOS 8

User avatar
TrevorH
Forum Moderator
Posts: 27377
Joined: 2009/09/24 10:40:56
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: Installed NVIDIA driver - but can't get it to kick in

Post by TrevorH » 2019/12/11 13:56:11

So if it's successfully blacklisted then it will not appear in the output from lsmod | grep -i nouv - does it?
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
CentOS 5 has been EOL for nearly 3 years and should no longer be used for anything!
Full time Geek, part time moderator. Use the FAQ Luke

epk3
Posts: 2
Joined: 2019/12/11 10:08:15

Re: Installed NVIDIA driver - but can't get it to kick in

Post by epk3 » 2019/12/11 15:06:33

TrevorH wrote:
2019/12/11 13:56:11
So if it's successfully blacklisted then it will not appear in the output from lsmod | grep -i nouv - does it?
Yes, that's right.
A Devuan man stuck with CentOS 8

User avatar
jlehtone
Posts: 2482
Joined: 2007/12/11 08:17:33
Location: Finland

Re: Installed NVIDIA driver - but can't get it to kick in

Post by jlehtone » 2019/12/11 18:18:58

Does that installation method disable Wayland?

Post Reply

Return to “CentOS 8 - Hardware Support”