[CentOS] video driver for NVIDIA Quadro

Fri Apr 9 15:24:54 UTC 2021
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 4/7/21 6:44 PM, R C wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running Centos/RHEL 8 on a Dell precision M6800/6700 with a: NVIDIA
> Corporation GK104GLM [Quadro K3100M]
> Is there a driver for that one?  or am I stuck with nouveaux ?

The kernel included in CentOS-8 (the last time I tested it), did not
properly build and run the proprietary NVIDIA drivers .. neither did the
same kernel in RHEL.

What I did was shift my workstation install to the elrepo kernel-ml
kernels (you might want kernel-lt .. it is latest long term kernel).  I
can then build the latest NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card and use them.


I have no issues using the elrepo kernels .. those guys and gals are
outstanding.  All the stuff they do is great.

My card is a 1080ti .. so I have not tried building for Quadro 3100M ..
but if NVIDIA has a linux driver for that, then it should build using
the elrepo kernels.

Phil Perry can tell us if the NVIDIA drivers they carry actually now
work for EL8 .. i stopped trying it after I switched kernels as they
don't carry drivers on elrepo for the kernel-ml or kernel-lt and I just
rebuild the official NVIDIA drivers manually after every kernel update.

Johnny Hughes