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Updated Fedora 27, lost 3D Accelleration. WHAT??

asked 2018-04-20 07:32:01 -0500

SiliconeSoul gravatar image

updated 2018-04-20 08:16:44 -0500


i had installed the original Nvidia Driver from Nvidia. I know that many people use noveau "because it works, what do you want more?" but I come from some different statements.. whatever.

Yesterday my system told me to update. I ran "sudo dnf update". After that process i restartet my Computer and Cinnamon told me that it cant find 3D Accelleration anymore and start to run in a rescue mode.

Whats going wrong? And what can I do know?

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if you open terminal, then do sudo nvidia-installer --sanity it will tell what file changed. More than likely a newer opengl library got installed. Just reinstall the driver. if sanity fails, do sudo init 3 and login as root with your root password, reinstall the nvidia driver, and if asked about overwriting files, choose overwrite and continue. after the install, just reboot. One of the recent updates did the same to me, and that was all I had to do. i also run cinnamon.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-04-20 08:48:32 -0500 )edit

Hey, thank you for helping. Sanitycheck outputs:

ERROR: File '/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/' is not a symbolic link.

and told me that a reinstall would be recommendet. And this might be the solution for now. But whats in the future? Do I need to do this all the time I update my system? Thats a lot of work.. for an simple update.

SiliconeSoul gravatar imageSiliconeSoul ( 2018-04-20 08:55:57 -0500 )edit

not every update no, just ones that do replace opengl libraries, with newer versions. I have maybe one update every 6 or 7 months that steps on a library file for the video driver. I currently run 396.18 from the nvidia website, with my GTX 970.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-04-20 09:01:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-04-20 09:46:49 -0500

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updated 2018-04-20 09:47:31 -0500

yep, also have a 970. have tried a full reinstall. But run into an error because kernel module already loadet. so I used

systemctl set-default

to reboot into console mode and after I was done, I set it back with

systemctl set-default

everything seems to work fine now. Thank you for the help!

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sudo init 3 always works for me, to set runtime level to 3 and gives a login prompt. then after driver install, i just reboot. Glad that you are up and running. Did you also setup dkms to rebuild modules when you get kernel updates? I love that feature, and have used it since starting with Fedora 24.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-04-20 11:29:21 -0500 )edit

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