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Is my nvidia graphics card recognized?

asked 2019-01-13 14:11:44 -0500

Mazzofab gravatar image

I have installed the nvidia proprietary driver on fedora 29 and I have a doubt. I do not know if the OS is actually using the driver. When I try to open the nvidia-settings command I get 'ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system' on the console and from gnome I get the following in display:

Intel® UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2)

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Are you sure that you actually have an nVidia card? Run lspci | grep VGA and report back the results. Unless there's a line mentioning nVidia, either you don't have it or your system isn't detecting it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-01-13 14:36:50 -0500 )edit

100% as the laptop is installed with a geforce GTX and you cannot switch it off in bios

Mazzofab gravatar imageMazzofab ( 2019-01-13 16:21:27 -0500 )edit

You need to black list Intel kernel Module so the Nvidia module works. if lspci | grep vga returns i915, then you to add a file on /etc/modprobe/ call blacklist.conf with a line like blacklist i915. That way you disable Intel module.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2019-01-13 16:52:09 -0500 )edit

I'm not doubting that the card exists, but if lspci doesn't report it, it's probably not functional. If the card doesn't work, nothing you're going to try will do any good.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-01-13 16:56:42 -0500 )edit

@sideburns is right.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2019-01-13 17:04:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-02-02 13:23:41 -0500

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I had exactly the same issue as I had downloaded and installed the drivers directly from NVDIA website.

@Mazzofab and @Jasper: Your comments above should be put as the answer, for others people having same issue. Thanks a lot !!

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