NVIDIA Drivers on Fedora 40 KDE

I’ll ping a Pro here, @computersavvy :exclamation: They might be able to provide more info on what all needs to happen.

I have a gut feeling the .runand packages might not have been removed totally, and there are some conflicts with the RPMFusion packages you have now installed. . .

The only other app that installs with the nvidia drivers is nvidia-smi (run from a command line) and that is installed when you run dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda

I think you may need to add them into the autostart menu. On gnome that is required for each app that is intended to autostart when the user logs in.

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The OP has :

  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1
    bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a60
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 555.58.02 arch: Ampere ports:
    active: none empty: DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2520

Nvidia On Device-2 I think disabling the Intel iGPU in BIOS might work?

  • Force DRI_PRIME=2 on a App or Game to see performance metrics
  • if nothing comes back
    • My other suggetions were going to be to disable the Intel iGPU
      What do you think?

@crimxane Do you have a game or Blender to test ?

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they start everytime i boot into the OS
but they aren’t in the autostarts menu. adding them will stop them from autostarting?

also, do I need to install this? tried a game rn. the GPU shows up and is performing fine, what does it do?

I’ve researched this. since this is a laptop I’ll let my iGPU manage my NVIDIA GPU so it won’t suck all the battery live. also no reason to use my eGPU while watching videos / browsing forums.

I have a couple of games yes. using Lutris with Wine and Proton-GE.
the only issue I have is some games run into cache problems. where loading new caches starts to drop FPS

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Hmm, :thinking: Ok. So are you still having issues then? I’m kind of lost if you have a resolution to the problems you had earlier?

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yes. I cleaned everything left from my previous drivers and installed new ones and they work.
the problem I had with the old ones is that they stopped working as soon as a kernel update dropped.

currently. testing games to see their performance. i’m running it under Lutris and I have a question about this bit.

and also this:

I was gonna start messing with the settings and seeing which work best.

Lutris runners :

Runners are the programs Lutris use to run games. We provide those programs so there is no need to have them installed on your system (except Wine, as mentioned earlier).
Runners can be compatibility layers, emulators or game engine capable of running games from various hardware and software platforms.

The Wine versions are just that. They are verisions of WINE used to run games.

I’ll be honest, in my experience with running Proton ( since 2018 - 2023 ) I narrowed down all my issues over time to have just 2 packages.

Steam Proton / Experimental & Proton-GE ( they applied a lot of early work from tkg and others ) That was it. In the early days of Proton, it was not like this. you needed specific version at times for some games. It’s come a long way.

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currently running the game. I have to say, I’m impressed. no stuttering and the cache problem seems to be gone thanks to reinstalling the drivers properly. thanks

never expected so much help so quickly! you guys are amazing.

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The rpmfusion packages are designed to compile and install the driver to match the new kernels as soon as they are installed. It sounds like the driver installed from a different source did not do that.