Fedora upgrade, nvidia, blacklist nouveau, 28 29 32

Hi, I am looking to upgrade from 29 to 32.
I am reluctant because of the headaches associated with my video card and the default grub settings following an upgrade, or any new install, at least at the time of 28 and 29.

After installation my system would hang because of an issue with the generic nouveau kernel module that would try and run my Nvidia card.
My system would hang and restart.

The information regarding my video card;

01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 10c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 141
Memory at a3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at a4000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

I would have to go and install some nvidia repos and update using dnf, then black list the nouveau driver, set to load nvidia in my grub command line, by editing grub command with the following flags; (/etc/default/grub)

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=“$(sed ‘s, release .*$,g’ /etc/system-release)”
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=“rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1 resume=UUID=891184a1-0d36-4c83-8033-198fd32658ae rhgb quiet”

It is a bit of a hassle and I would like to know if I can update Fedora without going through the same procedures.
Can something be done ahead of time?
Has this issue been resolved in the newer version?


I recommend you to do a new installation and afterwards configure the rpmfusion repositories appropriate. At the end install the appropriate akamod-driver for your Nvidia card and all will be done automatically for you. I have done it for myself and it works fine. The nouveau driver works also well for me under Fedora 32, no issues. Good luck.

The nouveau driver works for nvidia on F32 (although not nearly as well as the true nvidia drivers) so you should have no trouble with a clean install.
As suggested already do a new install then enable the rpmfusion repos and install the nvidia and ‘xorg nvidia’ packages as described here (Howto/NVIDIA - RPM Fusion). If you have a laptop with the dual video card you may need to look at the optimus portion of that, but otherwise it should be good to go

ok great, I will give it a try. Thanks!