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NVIDIA Drivers and Settings

Install NVIDIA drivers on CentOS 7

First make sure you do the following:

yum install libglvnd-devel

Notes from 26 Sept 2022

When I tried to upgrade driver above NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.56.run the X server crashed upon boot (noted by message upon first login "ABRT has detected 1 problem(s). For more info run: abrt-cli list –since 1664211525"

I re-installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.56.run file and accepted the defaults of including 32-bit libraries. Believe I skipped DKMS as it gave an error and aborted installation. It seems the RPM xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.20.4-18.el7_9.x86_64 is giving the problem.

Notes from 18 Sept 2022

To get into run level 3: https://www.thegeekdiary.com/centos-rhel-7-how-to-change-runlevels-in-rhel7-with-systemd/

Notes from 4 June 2022

  • When I installed 515.48.07, I did not have the libglvnd-devel installed. So I thought it was going to fail, but it actually kept going.
  • It took about 3 minutes to finish.
  • I answered Yes to update the X configuration (but where is the file?)
  • It said it was going to make a backup (but where)?
  • Rebooted, screen came up OK after a delay of a few seconds

To discover graphic card model that is installed:

lshw -numeric -C display

To find current NVIDIA driver version:

nvidia-smi

The following commands might be useful for updating the X server settings with NVIDIA graphics cards:

nvidia-settings
gdm-restart
nvidia_settings.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/26 13:09 by juckins