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

Sat May 1 11:57:52 UTC 2021
Mark Woolfson <mrw at mwcltd.co.uk>

Installation of Dell T7600 CentOS 7.6 Nvidia GPU Driver

Make sure that the Dell T7600 is attached to a network.

Install OS if required:	Boot USB CentOS 7.6 distribution
			Use arrow keys to position to ‘Install CentOS 7’
			Enter <Tab>
			Use arrow keys to insert at the end of boot command line:  <space>nouveau.modeset=0<cr>
			Build CentOS 7.6 making sure that the network is enabled during the configuration phase
			Reboot making sure that the USB CentOS 7.6 distribution is removed

Common procedure:	At CentOS boot prompt enter <e>
			Use arrow keys to insert at end of line starting ‘linux16’:  <space>nouveau.modeset=0
			Enter <Ctrl+X>
			Log in, start a terminal window and become superuser
			Enter:  yum -y update kernel-3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64
			Enter:  cd /etc/default then edit the file grub
			Change:  GRUB_DEFAULT=0
			Append to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX before last “:  <space>nouveau.modeset=0
			Enter:  grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
			Enter:  grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/centos/grub.cfg
			Enter Browser and go to:  www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
			Download Nvidia Legacy Driver 390.138 and save				*
			Reboot making sure the 1160.11 kernel is selected
			Log in, start a terminal window and become superuser
			Enter:  yum -y groupinstall “Development Tools”
			Enter:  yum -y install kernel-devel epel-release
			Enter:  systemctl isolate multi-user.target
			Log in and become superuser
			Change directory to where the Nvidia driver was saved				*
			Enter:  sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-* and answer Yes/Overwrite to everything
			Reboot making sure that the 1160.11 kernel is selected
			The procedure is now complete
			To check the driver is installed correctly:  Log in, start a terminal window and become superuser
			Enter:  lshw – numeric -C display
			The configuration line should have:  driver=nvidia
			nvidia-settings can now be used to change display settings 


-----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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