[CentOS] [Slightly OT] video driver for NVIDIA Quadro

Sat May 1 05:53:12 UTC 2021
Anthony K <akcentos at anroet.com>

On 29/4/21 11:55 pm, R C wrote:
> ...
> 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
> ...

Not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison as I'm on Ubuntu, but just to 
show that Nvidia still supports this card (I'm on the same laptop - 
m6700 - though lower powered GPU). I have enabled Optimus in the BIOS 
and also installed bumblee for Optimus [1] support. $ ubuntu-drivers 
devices == /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 == modalias 
: pci:v000010DEd000011BEsv00001028sd0000153Fbc03sc00i00 vendor : NVIDIA 
Corporation model : GK104GLM [Quadro K3000M] driver : nvidia-driver-390 
- distro non-free recommended driver : nvidia-340 - distro non-free 
driver : nvidia-driver-418-server - distro non-free driver : 
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin $ dpkg -l nvidia* *bee* 
| awk '/^(Des|\| Sta!|\||\+)/{print}; /^ii/{print}' 
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | 
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name 
Version Architecture Description 
ii bumblebee 3.2.1-22 amd64 NVIDIA Optimus support for Linux ii 
nvidia-compute-utils-390 390.141-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA compute 
utilities ii nvidia-dkms-390 390.141-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA DKMS 
package ii nvidia-driver-390 390.141-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA 
driver metapackage ii nvidia-kernel-common-390 390.141-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 
amd64 Shared files used with the kernel module ii 
nvidia-kernel-source-390 390.141-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA kernel 
source package ii nvidia-prime all Tools to enable 
NVIDIA's Prime ii nvidia-settings 440.82-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 Tool for 
configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver ii nvidia-utils-390 
390.141-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA driver support binaries [1]: