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Yes, remove the installed one first. As you've installed using nvidia .run installer, IIRC you can uninstall it using something like nvidia-uninstall.

However, notice that there is more than one nvidia drivers (3 or 4, at least 3 are in rpmfusion repos). I guess you have installed a driver which is not appropriate for your graphics card. It is better to look up in nvidia website to see which version of drivers is appropriate for your card, and install it.

rpmfusion.org repos provide these 3 versions: akmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia-340xx and akmod-nvidia-304xx I suggest installing a driver from rpmfusion rather than nvidia .run installers, and I suggest akmod ones as they behave much better on kernel upgrades.

Yes, remove the installed one first. As you've installed using nvidia .run installer, IIRC you can uninstall it using something like nvidia-uninstall.

However, notice that there is more than one nvidia drivers (3 or 4, at least 3 are in rpmfusion repos). I guess you have installed a driver which is not appropriate for your graphics card. It is better to look up in nvidia website to see which version of drivers is appropriate for your card, and install it.

rpmfusion.org repos provide these 3 versions: akmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia-340xx and akmod-nvidia-304xx I suggest installing a driver from rpmfusion rather than nvidia .run installers, and I suggest akmod ones as they behave much better on kernel upgrades.

Update: To install from rpmfusion repos, you should install/enable these repos first. As you can see in http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration, it can be done with this command:

su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then, you can install one of these drivers using dnf install:

dnf install akmod-nvidia

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-340xx

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-304xx

I don't know which one is appropriate for you graphics card. You probably have tried the latest version already, so akmod-nvidia-340xx might be appropriate for you. However, the best method to find out which driver is for your card is to use nvidia website to determine which version is appropriate for you.

Yes, remove the installed one first. As you've installed using nvidia .run installer, IIRC you can uninstall it using something like nvidia-uninstall.

However, notice that there is more than one nvidia drivers (3 or 4, at least 3 are in rpmfusion repos). I guess you have installed a driver which is not appropriate for your graphics card. It is better to look up in nvidia website to see which version of drivers is appropriate for your card, and install it.

rpmfusion.org repos provide these 3 versions: akmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia-340xx and akmod-nvidia-304xx I suggest installing a driver from rpmfusion rather than nvidia .run installers, and I suggest akmod ones as they behave much better on kernel upgrades.

UpdateUpdate (Install drivers for dual-GPU systems):: Unfortunately, installing drivers for dual-GPU systems and/or enabling secondary GPU of these systems (and powering them off when they are not in use) still needs some special steps. For more details about dual-GPU systems with an NVidia card please refer to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee

Surprisingly (for me at east!), the link claims that you might get better FPS with nouvea drivers already included in Fedora compared to nvidia binary drivers. You might try that first!

Update (Installing drivers from RPMFusion repos): To install from rpmfusion repos, you should install/enable these repos first. As you can see in http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration, it can be done with this command:

su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then, you can install one of these drivers using dnf install:

dnf install akmod-nvidia

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-340xx

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-304xx

I don't know which one is appropriate for you graphics card. You probably have tried the latest version already, so akmod-nvidia-340xx might be appropriate for you. However, the best method to find out which driver is for your card is to use nvidia website to determine which version is appropriate for you.

Yes, remove the installed one first. As you've installed using nvidia .run installer, IIRC you can uninstall it using something like nvidia-uninstall.

However, notice that there is more than one nvidia drivers (3 or 4, at least 3 are in rpmfusion repos). I guess you have installed a driver which is not appropriate for your graphics card. It is better to look up in nvidia website to see which version of drivers is appropriate for your card, and install it.

rpmfusion.org repos provide these 3 versions: akmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia-340xx and akmod-nvidia-304xx I suggest installing a driver from rpmfusion rather than nvidia .run installers, and I suggest akmod ones as they behave much better on kernel upgrades.

Update (Install drivers * Install drivers (or using discreet GPU) for dual-GPU systems): systems:* Unfortunately, installing drivers for dual-GPU systems and/or enabling secondary GPU of these systems (and powering them off when they are not in use) still needs some special steps. For more details about dual-GPU systems with an NVidia card please refer to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee

Surprisingly (for me at east!), the link claims that you might get better FPS with nouvea drivers already included in Fedora compared to nvidia binary drivers. You might try that first!

Update (Installing * Installing drivers from RPMFusion repos): repos:* To install from rpmfusion repos, you should install/enable these repos first. As you can see in http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration, it can be done with this command:

su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then, you can install one of these drivers using dnf install:

dnf install akmod-nvidia

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-340xx

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-304xx

I don't know which one is appropriate for you graphics card. You probably have tried the latest version already, so akmod-nvidia-340xx might be appropriate for you. However, the best method to find out which driver is for your card is to use nvidia website to determine which version is appropriate for you.

Yes, remove the installed one first. As you've installed using nvidia .run installer, IIRC you can uninstall it using something like nvidia-uninstall.

However, notice that there is more than one nvidia drivers (3 or 4, at least 3 are in rpmfusion repos). I guess you have installed a driver which is not appropriate for your graphics card. It is better to look up in nvidia website to see which version of drivers is appropriate for your card, and install it.

rpmfusion.org repos provide these 3 versions: akmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia-340xx and akmod-nvidia-304xx I suggest installing a driver from rpmfusion rather than nvidia .run installers, and I suggest akmod ones as they behave much better on kernel upgrades.

* Install drivers (or using discreet GPU) for dual-GPU systems:* Unfortunately, installing drivers for dual-GPU systems and/or enabling secondary GPU of these systems (and powering them off when they are not in use) still needs some special steps. For more details about dual-GPU systems with an NVidia card please refer to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee

Surprisingly (for me at east!), the link claims that you might get better FPS with nouvea drivers already included in Fedora compared to nvidia binary drivers. You might try that first!

* Installing drivers from RPMFusion repos:* To install from rpmfusion repos, you should install/enable these repos first. As you can see in http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration, it can be done with this command:

su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then, you can install one of these drivers using dnf install:

dnf install akmod-nvidia

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-340xx

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-304xx

I don't know which one is appropriate for you graphics card. You probably have tried the latest version already, so akmod-nvidia-340xx might be appropriate for you. However, the best method to find out which driver is for your card is to use nvidia website to determine which version is appropriate for you.

Yes, remove the installed one first. As you've installed using nvidia .run installer, IIRC you can uninstall it using something like nvidia-uninstall.

However, notice that there is more than one nvidia drivers (3 or 4, at least 3 are in rpmfusion repos). I guess you have installed a driver which is not appropriate for your graphics card. It is better to look up in nvidia website to see which version of drivers is appropriate for your card, and install it.

rpmfusion.org repos provide these 3 versions: akmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia-340xx and akmod-nvidia-304xx I suggest installing a driver from rpmfusion rather than nvidia .run installers, and I suggest akmod ones as they behave much better on kernel upgrades.

Install drivers (or using discreet GPU) for dual-GPU systems: Unfortunately, installing drivers for dual-GPU systems and/or enabling secondary GPU of these systems (and powering them off when they are not in use) still needs some special steps. For more details about dual-GPU systems with an NVidia card please refer to: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee

Currently, you are using only your Intel GPU. Using the instructions in the given link, you can either use your NVidia GPU for 3D applications with nouveau drivers using PRIME, or using bumblebee with nvidia binary drivers (using nouveau with bumblebee is described but discouraged). Please read the document carefully before doing anything.

Surprisingly (for me at east!), the link claims that you might get better FPS with nouvea drivers already included in Fedora compared to nvidia binary drivers. You might try that first!

Installing drivers from RPMFusion repos: To install from rpmfusion repos, you should install/enable these repos first. As you can see in http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration, it can be done with this command:

su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then, you can install one of these drivers using dnf install:

dnf install akmod-nvidia

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-340xx

or

dnf install akmod-nvidia-304xx

I don't know which one is appropriate for you graphics card. You probably have tried the latest version already, so akmod-nvidia-340xx might be appropriate for you. However, the best method to find out which driver is for your card is to use nvidia website to determine which version is appropriate for you.