[CentOS] video driver for NVIDIA Quadro

Thu Apr 29 15:37:58 UTC 2021
R C <cjvijf at gmail.com>

On 4/29/21 9:17 AM, Joshua Kramer wrote:
> @Johnny Hughes- what version of the nVidia drivers did you have problems
> with, and what were the problems?  I'm just curious.  I have a Latitude
> E7450 with an M840 chipset and I've never had problems compiling or getting
> them to work under stock CentOS 8 kernels.

well I have a Dell Precision M6800/M6700 with  NVIDIA Corporation 
GK104GLM [Quadro K3100M] (rev a1) cards

(but will try again later, I probably forgot to disable nouveau)

> On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:54 PM Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> On 4/9/21 11:43 AM, Phil Perry wrote:
>>> On 09/04/2021 16:40, R C wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>> I found out, trying to install the driver, the NVIDIA installer was
>>>> complaining.  (I was pointed to where the latest driver for it was, by
>>>> Nvidia (which surprised me a bit that they were still maintaining it
>>>> actually, at least it's the impression I have)
>>> The GK104GLM [Quadro K3100M] _should_ be supported by the latest NVIDIA
>>> driver (currently v460.67) on el8. I say _should_ as I'm not 100% sure.
>>> I'm assuming your device is as below (check the device IDs with 'pci
>> -nn'):
>>> [10de:11b6] NVIDIA Corporation GK104GLM [Quadro K3100M]
>>> That device was previously listed as supported:
>> https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/410.66/README/supportedchips.html
>>> but I can't find it listed on the currently supported chipset's page,
>>> hence my doubt:
>> https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/460.67/README/supportedchips.html
>>> I'd be interested to know which driver version NVIDIA pointed you
>> towards?
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> 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.
>>>> That was sort of my plan, to see and wait if things would work with
>>>> later kernels. Fr now my desktop seems to be working ok-ish. When my
>>>> desktop is up for over 10-12 hrs, there seem to be some flickering,
>>>> windows that 'switch' focus etc, and at times the gnome desktop flat
>>>> out crashes (the machine keeps running, but no gnome.
>>> Assuming it is supported by the latest v460.67 driver, and the above
>>> omission is a mistake, ELRepo have a driver (kmod-nvidia) which should
>>> work with the el8 distro kernel.
>>> As Johnny says above, if you use a different kernel, such as those from
>>> elrepo, you will need to install the driver directly from NVIDIA.
>> Thanks Phil.
>> I MIGHT try shifting back to the main CentOS kernel and see if they have
>> fixed the issue I was having loading NVIDIA drivers.  If I ever have any
>> spare time on my hands :)
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