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Swapped from AMD to Nvidia, Cannot get drivers to load

asked 2018-08-16 20:09:46 -0600

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So Im running F27, installed Nvidia driver as per:

And yet after a reboot I'm running in the very shoddy llvmpipe driver. I checked my grub entry and the entries to blacklist nouveau are in there. I encountered zero error following the aforementioned guide. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is a bit of info, I know Im not providing all the relevant things so please tell me and I'll get 'em.

$ glxinfo | grep -i "vendor\|rendering"
direct rendering: Yes server glx vendor string: SGI client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI Vendor: VMware, Inc. (0xffffffff) OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.

22:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070 Ti] (rev a1) 22:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

$ uname -a Linux sputnik 4.15.9-300.fc27.x8664 #1 SMP Mon Mar 12 17:07:55 UTC 2018 x8664 x8664 x8664 GNU/Linux


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Hi, update your question with cat /proc/cmdline output and use Ctrl+K to apply code formatting to it. Which driver did you use for AMD GPU, the built in one working out of the box?

Also update your system with dnf update --refresh or any tool of your choice.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-08-17 05:35:44 -0600 )edit

Thanks ozteszty, see below:

I might have other issues.. IDK though.

skeer gravatar imageskeer ( 2018-08-17 22:48:00 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-08-19 06:57:26 -0600

ozeszty gravatar image

updated 2018-09-10 03:59:13 -0600

From output of your sudo dnf update --refresh:

 Problem 1: cannot install the best update candidate for package nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch
  - nothing provides epel-release needed by nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch

el6 el7 packages are meant for RHEL, CentOS etc. not Fedora, so after installing them, you may end up with issues.

 Problem 2: package nvidia-driver-3:396.45-1.fc27.x86_64 conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia provided by xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-3:396.45-1.fc27.x86_64
  - package nvidia-settings-3:396.45-1.fc27.x86_64 requires nvidia-driver(x86-64) = 3:396.45, but none of the providers can be installed                                                                
  - cannot install the best update candidate for package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-3:396.45-1.fc27.x86_64 
  - cannot install the best update candidate for package nvidia-settings-396.45-1.fc27.x86_64

You've got a couple of external repositories enabled and some of them are conflicting with each other. I know that xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-3:396.45-1.fc27.x86_64comes from, a quick look at table with all updates and I know that the other nvidia driver is from negativo17 (fedora-multimedia repo). For this and next conflicts stick with one repo, either RPMFusion or negativo17, and remove the other one and all packages from it.

Package 1-SpiderOak-7.2.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm is not signed
Error: GPG check FAILED

dnf update --refresh --exclude=SpiderOak will skip the unsigned package and let you update most of your system.

For SpiderOak itself find alternative service providing similar functionality and signed packages, contact the packager and inform him about missing signature, or temporarily update it without checking GPG signature with dnf update SpiderOak --nogpgcheck (treat it as a last resort, because that way you force-install package which might not have been created by original packager, which is a potential security threat).

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Thanks! I was able to contact SpiderOak support and they got me a signed package. Thanks for pointing that out. Too bad DNF errors can't be a bit more verbose, or maybe not let one package with issues stop all the others from installing.

skeer gravatar imageskeer ( 2018-08-19 21:58:16 -0600 )edit

You're welcome. dnf with -v option provides more verbose output, but my answer is based entirely on regular dnf output from your paste link. I'll update my answer with some more details.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-08-20 03:19:19 -0600 )edit

So after removing the negativo and nux repos, then running a sudo dnf update --refresh all my packages were installed. A reboot later sends me to a solid black, unresponsive screen. sigh Time to create a new question. Tried adding a '3' to teh end of the vmlinuz line in grub doesnt even work.

skeer gravatar imageskeer ( 2018-08-20 09:54:12 -0600 )edit

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