Help installing NVIDIA drivers

asked 2019-02-17 09:43:04 -0500

revolucion09 gravatar image

updated 2019-02-20 11:20:33 -0500


Tried to install NVIDIA drivers both through RPM Fusion way or using official drivers, both give me black screen after splash, no errors.

I have the feeling the drivers are not meant for Notebooks, only for desktop graphics (NVIDIA website doesn't show any drivers for RTX 2060 if you select Notebooks).

EDIT: Fixed, it works fine through RPM Fusion. Problem seemed to be specific to KDE login manager. Auto-login works fine. Gnome Workstation works fine.

Any pointers? Thanks

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The feeling you have is wrong. The drivers are the same for desktops, laptops, notebooks and any other type of computer. However, I do have to ask if you removed the drivers that didn't work before trying something else?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-02-17 12:38:08 -0500 )edit

It's not a feeling, if you go to NVIDIA site, and click drivers, RTX, laptopts. It shows only windows. However if you switch laptops to desktop, drivers are there.

If I remove the drivers, back to nouveau, everything works fine.

revolucion09 gravatar imagerevolucion09 ( 2019-02-17 13:06:32 -0500 )edit

Just because they don't show the drivers doesn't mean that they won't work.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-02-17 13:19:27 -0500 )edit

okay, RPM Fusion package working fine, after a fresh reinstall of fedora. Not sure what was wrong in the first place.

revolucion09 gravatar imagerevolucion09 ( 2019-02-18 03:17:54 -0500 )edit

sidenote: anyone having a 3d-accelerator from nvidia in his/her/* laptop, he/she/it will need "bumblebee" to run software on the nvidia gpu. just installing nvidia drivers does not help in this situation.

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-02-24 10:41:05 -0500 )edit