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Rpmfusion nvidia driver is not loaded (Kernel 4.14.11-300)

Unix & Linux Asked on January 6, 2022

I have installed rpmfusion nvidia drivers on my FC27/gnome. However after reboot system says “Nvidia kernel modules is not loaded fallback to nouveau”

[[email protected]]/home/dmitry# uname -a                            
Linux dmitry.semenov 4.14.11-300.fc27.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jan 3 13:52:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[[email protected]]/home/dmitry# dnf list installed | grep nvidia
akmod-nvidia.x86_64                    2:387.34-1.fc27                 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
kmod-nvidia-4.14.11-300.fc27.x86_64.x86_64
nvidia-settings.x86_64                 387.34-1.fc27                   @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64             2:387.34-2.fc27                 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-kmodsrc.x86_64     2:387.34-2.fc27                 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64        2:387.34-2.fc27                 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates

[[email protected]]/home/dmitry# lspci |grep -E "VGA|3D" 
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02)
02:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 940MX] (rev a2)

[[email protected]]/home/dmitry# ls /lib/modules/4.14.11-300.fc27.x86_64/extra/nvidia  
nvidia-drm.ko  nvidia.ko  nvidia-modeset.ko  nvidia-uvm.ko

as far as I can see Nvidia 940MX is supported

am I missing something?

One Answer

Be sure nouveau is not loaded:

lsmod | grep nouveau

If it is, switch to the text console (ctrl+alt+f3), login as root, activate runlevel 3:

systemctl isolate runlevel3.target

Remove the nouveau module:

rmmod nouveau

Try loading the nvidia module manually:

modprobe nvidia

Start the X:

startx

Note that NVIDIA + Gnome + Wayland need some tweaking, it's described in the RPM Fusion's Howto/NVIDIA in section Wayland. (There is also a section about nouveau, it may help you find out why your nouveau module was not blacklisted).

If this helps you, the nouveau module is not blacklisted although I thought the drivers from RPM Fusion did that automatically. Go to /etc/modprobe.d/ and try finding a .conf file that could be blacklisting nouveau:

grep nouveau /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf

If there's no such file, create one, let's say /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf with just one line

blacklist nouveau

Now you need to rebuild the init ramdrive against your current kernel using dracut:

dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

Answered by Ondřej Xicht Světlík on January 6, 2022

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