I installed on a Fedora 28, KDE, desktop motherboard with NVidia GTX1050, and it failed to boot. When I installed Fedora 27 I think I saw a note that suggesting Wayland is configured from the X configuration files. So maybe the guide will work with Wayland, or maybe not.

Which driver should I install first?

If you are installing Windows OS then there are a few important drivers that you need to install. You need to setup your computer’s Motherboard (Chipset) drivers, Graphics driver, your sound driver, some systems need USB drivers to be installed. You also need to install your LAN and/or WiFi drivers as well.

Sometimes, especially in laptops having Optimus power saving, the nouveau driver will fail to load and cause kernel panic. It is required to blacklist the driver from grub and disable the services that load the nouveau driver to enable GPU switching.

Although installing a high-quality NVIDIA GPU is possible in many old machines, a slow or damaged CPU can “bottleneck” the performance of the GPU. To calculate the impact of the bottlenecking effect for your machine, click here. It’s important to know your CPU’s performance to avoid pairing a high-powered GPU with a CPU that can’t keep up. Upgrading your CPU is a potential consideration. PSUs are straightforward to replace, but make sure to take note of the wiring layout before detaching your current power supply.

But if you are willing to take risk, you can upgrade the libraries by running the following command. Now you can run the following command to install newest version. This will install some 32 bit packages as indicated by the i386 suffix.

🔨 Install The Drivers On Shadow

You can also use video instead of display as the class name. First, open up a terminal window and check which driver is being used for Nvidia card with the following command. Open source Nouveau driver works quite well at this point for desktop usage — at least in my experience.

If you want to install a particular driver, run the following command. Next, run the following command to list available driver for your Nvidia card from Brother hl-3170cdw driver the default Ubuntu repository. By default, the open source nouveau driver is being used for Nvidia card.

It supports KMS, Wayland, and other features Fedora uses by default. I use proprietary driver in other Linux distribution on the same box fro when I want some 3D gaming under Linux. Liviy, as far as I know, you don’t need to boot with UEFI to use NVIDIA proprietary drivers.

Nvidia Support

Should work just fine with secure boot enabled, but have not personally performed the installation using this option. Seems like some people prefer non-Free drivers. Bit sad to see Fedora Magazine promoting something that is contrary to one of the tenets of the Fedora distribution. The authors of the article might want to consider changing the title to something that does NOT suggest that their recommendation is to install nvidia GPUs on any machine a user owns. On recent hardware such as 10xx series for laptops that lack decent support in nouveau, this service needs to be disabled.

This and many other things make me glad for dumping the Windows out of the windows. If you prefer stability over bleeding-edge, you can quit installing it.

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