As others, kernel 5.4.8 (and 5.8.10 and 5.5rc6) broke my wifi ( Reddit - Dive into anything ) and sound ( also NVIDIA drivers in the kernel 5.3 were broken) ; So I had a new clean install of Fedora 31.
I need to install the NVIDIA drivers in kernel 5.3, but when using the RPMFusion or Negativo17, as a dependency I get kernel 5.4.8, and cant install the NVIDIA drivers in 5.3. As stated, I cant upgrade to 5.4.8 and just installing it breaks the NVIDIA driver for the 5.3 kernel as well.
Specifying the kernel version when installing also doesn’t work, like : sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia-5.3.16-300.fc31.x86_64 , it’s says “package not found”
I would like to know if its possible to install NVIDIA drivers in 5.3, without upgrading the kernel. I dont mind if it`s an older version of the driver. Thanks
“… we want to keep our focus on innovation, both by incorporating the latest upstream code and in the work we do to build our releases. While long-term support is important, it’s not our focus — and many other communities do a great job providing this already. Fedora advances the state of the art in Linux operating systems. We try new things, many of them succeed, but some do not — we learn from those and move on.”
Then? Is this sarcasm?
You posted the link where everyone can comment.
The reason why comments are closed is also in the message you have linked:
“Please reply here in this thread to keep discussion in one place.”
BTW I just posted such statement because it explains why Fedora doesn’t have LTS kernels or editions.
But your’ve showed an mere draft. Also, linux-lts is needed for recovery, not for daily using. Thus not interfere with innovations. But thanks to your, i’ve tried to post my comment at debates. Hope it will pass moderation, despite my English skill.
Just in Fedora there is a lot of “Follow this link. Then, another one. Finally, another one.” things. Hard to get used to this after Arch.
It sound pretty strange to me because one install from rpmfusion doesn’t would break up this kernel, always that you did select the right installation. If you did read the whole page you would know if your card model fix with the type of installation that you will need do. So check your card model
Once installed, you can lock the packages using yum versionlock.
dnf install yum-plugin-versionlock
rpm -qa kernel* >> /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list
This will prevent the kernel packages from upgrading
That been said, please note that NVIDIA driver is working fine with 5.4 kernel (and even 5.5 using NVIDIA 440.59).