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F27 and nvidia video card

asked 2017-12-19 11:53:20 -0600

brad gravatar image

I recently replaced my motherboard, CPU and RAM but retained my nvidia video card. I installed F27 on the new system, migrating user account/home from the old set up (also using F27). I went ahead and installed the rpmfusion nvidia rpms and ran into a number of problems: frequent lock ups, problematic boot problems, variable GUI performance. When I removed the rpmfusion packages, the system became very stable. Performance (in terms of FPS at least) seemed to be equivalent.

Are the nvidia drivers still recommended over nouveau for nvdia cards?



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I run GTX 970 4Gig on fedora 27 with proprietary 387.34 drivers. If you need to see how to install proprietary, let me know.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-12-19 13:39:24 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-12-28 04:56:36 -0600

abadrinath gravatar image

It's a mixed bag, honestly. Some people find that Nouveau runs much better on their system while some find that the proprietary drivers do very well. Neither can really impact your system in a permanent way; thus, I'd suggest that you try both and pick whichever works better for you based on what you need your system to do.

For me, I find that the proprietary drivers have worked better.

Hope that helps.

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answered 2017-12-28 08:26:21 -0600

Chambers3000 gravatar image

I believe the nouveau driver mostly works. I have never had much luck with the RPMFusion NVIDIA solution. There are a couple alternatives though. Head over to either of the links below. These have both worked for me. The only exception is some updates break the driver so you will be repeating this process. If you get stuck let me know. - RPM based solution has worked on my machine. - Uses the native driver from NVIDIA and installs fine.

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answered 2017-12-19 17:44:53 -0600

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If the nouveau drivers work for you, then I would recommend using them. The proprietary drivers from rpmfusion are mostly only for if nouveau doesn't work.

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answered 2017-12-26 08:07:25 -0600

kev0055 gravatar image

What a terrible terrible answer. nouveau is barely good enough for web browsing

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If you think it's a terrible answer, show that by downvoting. Please don't make an additional answer unless you have a valid answer. Thanks.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2017-12-28 04:54:29 -0600 )edit

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