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

Sat May 1 11:50:55 UTC 2021
Mark Woolfson <mrw at mwcltd.co.uk>


The attached is for a project we did about 6 months ago.
Hope that this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: CentOS <centos-bounces at centos.org> On Behalf Of Anthony K
Sent: 01 May 2021 06:57
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: Re: [CentOS] [Slightly OT] video driver for NVIDIA Quadro

On 1/5/21 3:53 pm, Anthony K wrote:
> 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 ...

Dang it - formatting destroyed again... Thunderbird - The bane of email on Linux...

One more attempt:

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}'
|/ 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


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