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

Sat May 1 23:02:20 UTC 2021
R C <cjvijf at gmail.com>


so I went through the BIOS  and found it under "switchable graphics".  
It was turned on, checked.

What is it Optimus does, and, ...   does it even matter/work in 
RHEL/Centos?  (the other otption has to do with  the docking station 
display ports.  It can use it when in a docking station, which mine 
usually is.

When I turned off Optimus, since it was on, to see if there is a 
difference, I had turn the Docking DP otion on else nothing would work.

Also, I looked at some Centos 7 machines I still have, there is 
something there  kmod-nvidia, however that is not in RHEL/Centos 8 
anymore?  (has that to do with the issues of compiling the kernel 
menioned way earlier in this thread?)

I am trying to see if switching the state of Optimus, whatever it is,  
makes a difference in gnome crashing ...  or not



On 5/1/21 5:50 AM, Mark Woolfson wrote:
> Hi,
> The attached is for a project we did about 6 months ago.
> Hope that this helps.
> Mark
> -----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}'
> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> |
> Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
> |/ 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]:
> http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/linux-driver-software-support-for-m6700.696804/
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