[CentOS] video driver for NVIDIA Quadro

Thu Apr 29 13:55:22 UTC 2021
R C <cjvijf at gmail.com>

On 4/9/21 9:24 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.
> http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml
> http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-lt
> 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.

I was able to build/compile the drivers with 
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-460.73.01.run on 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3.x86_64, it 
gave me a warning about pkcfg, but no other warnings/errors and seem to 
install, however, after booting it still didn't use that driver, but the 
nouveau one

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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