Confused on Needed Steps/Packages for Rpmfusion NVIDIA Installation


I currently have the Fedora Cinnamon Spin installed on this machine and I’m having some trouble with deciding which packages I need to install.

rpmfusion NVIDIA page

So far I’ve done:

sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia akmod-nvidia

sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda

sudo dnf update -y

sudo dnf install vulkan (Already included with the first command)

sudo dnf install automake (needed for akmods)

  1. I have no idea what Optimus is. Here it says that Optimus is supported for my Graphics Card, however if I run /sbin/lspci | grep -e 3D nothing shows.

  2. Is the KMS section needed? The only thing I could see it helping me out with from reading is to set the screen resolution for my LUKS passphrase prompt.

  3. I don’t think Cinnamon uses Wayland, is this correct?

  4. For the NVENC/NVDEC section, does the 860m support this?

  5. For the x86_64 (64bit) users section, it says


I plan on using Steam Proton and Lutris so I’ll probably need this package. It says for the kmod version to use xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 however I installed the akmod nvidia driver package, what’s the difference between akmod and kmod? So is there a akmod package version instead?

  1. video acceleration support must work for the 860m, the Geforce 8 series is 12 years old.

What should I install and not install? Thanks!

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It looks like you installed to latest drivers and you need the 340xx drivers.This link will have the info on how to uninstall the driver and reinstall the correct drivers for your card.I also have a geforce8 on a 12 year old computer and the 340xx driver from rpmfusion works well on it.I don’t use it for gaming just pretty much web browsing and file sharing.

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