Nvidia driver on F40 | older card

Hello, i’m facing the same problem. i have GT 710 and i don’t want to change my os to windows, i’m currently using Fedora 40. and everytime i try to install Nvidia driver it gives me errors as the same this guy errors. i’m wondering if my graphics card work on linux.

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We encourage you to open a new thread, as this OP has other issues outside of just a typical install.

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Your issue is different than the OP on the other thread so I move yours to this thread.

The GT 710 card is not supported by the newer drivers so you will need to install the 470xx driver and will only be able to use X11 for the DE with that driver loaded. You can remain on the nouveau driver and I think nouveau supports Wayland with that card.

Installing the nvidia driver involves simply enabling the rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver repo (If already enabled that can be seen by running dnf repolist and the repo would show in that list) then running sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia-470xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-470xx-cuda.

Wait at least 5 minutes after the install completes then reboot.

By default it also requires that secure boot be disabled.

If you wish to use secure boot then you must enable signing of the modules by following the instructions in the file /usr/share/doc/akmods/README.secureboot and reboot. You may also need to run the command sudo akmods --force --rebuild after the previous boot and then reboot again.

if this does not work then we will need more information than everytime i try to install Nvidia driver it gives me errors as the same this guy errors.


when i install the nvidia driver and reboot, the screen is black. like the sreen just blank and i installed the 470xx version.

I’ve used Nvidia cards in linux for years – they are high maintenance, but
since many people use them there are ways to get around most issues if
you are willing to spend the time it takes to provide the information we need to understand why it is failing.

  • Is the system responding to NumLock or CapsLock (status lights should respond)?
  • Are you able to get a text console using <Ctrl-Alt F3>? This can be used to gather details of the problem and make changes needed to resolve the problem, but if you are not familiar with command-line tools can be frustrating.
  • You should be able to view error messages while booting. Either use the grub2 editor to remove rhgb quiet from the kernel command line or press the <Esc> (Escape) key while booting.
  • If you can boot a Fedora Live Installer USB Key and start the live session you can install the inxi program (with sudo dnf install inxi) and then run inxi -Fzxx, which produces a summary of your hardware and software versions that can be pasted into a post (as pre-formatted text using </> button from the top line of the text entry panel).