Did not know the expression red herring :-)) I hope, we will manage to track the issue
red herring – something that is distracting or leads in the wrong direction.
Yes - I already found the translation - nice image…
Any idea how to go on?
did you install the other packages?
If you mean those packages - yes
That is not quite what I suggested.
sudo dnf install nvidia495 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia495
is not the same as
sudo dnf install nvidia*495* xorg-x11-drv-nvidia*495*
At best the first will only get 2 packages. The second will fill in all the packages I posted that were missing from your list. (looking closer I see the number appears to be italicized there so maybe you posted the *s in your quote and the system converted them to italics.)
You should also have the kernel-devel package installed since that is needed for akmods to build the nvidia driver from the akmod-nvidia package
Please post now the following.
dnf list installed *nvidia* kernel-devel If that does not display a kmod-nvidia-5.14.17… package then the nvidia driver modules are not getting built.
dnf list installed *nvidia* kernel-devel Installierte Pakete akmod-nvidia.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver kernel-devel.x86_64 5.14.14-300.fc35 @updates kernel-devel.x86_64 5.14.16-301.fc35 @updates kernel-devel.x86_64 5.14.17-301.fc35 @updates kmod-nvidia-5.14.14-300.fc35.x86_64.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @@commandline kmod-nvidia-5.14.16-301.fc35.x86_64.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @@commandline kmod-nvidia-5.14.17-301.fc35.x86_64.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @@commandline nvidia-modprobe.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver nvidia-persistenced.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver nvidia-settings.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver nvidia-xconfig.x86_64 3:495.44-1.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda-libs.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-kmodsrc.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-power.x86_64 3:495.44-4.fc35 @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
Good mornng.I installed those packages properly
In a quote or regular text the * does not appear since this forum sees a pair of *s as a code for the italics. To force it to show in a quote it needs to be entered as \*. Within a code (preformatted text) block it shows properly. I thus misread what you posted, and as you can see in your last post above it also does not show the * although the numbers are in italics.
Has anything so far made a difference?
If the nvidia drivers fail to load at this point the next step is to revert back to the nvidia 470 driver.
While it can be done with your repo config I would instead suggest adding the nvidia free and non-free repos as shown here.
Then do the following
sudo dnf remove *nvidia* sudo dnf --disablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver install akmod-nvidia*470.74* nvidia*470.74* xorg-x11-drv-nvidia*470.74*
If you do not add the rpmfusion-free and rpmfusion-nonfree repos and disable the nvidia-nonfree-nvidia-driver repo the last install step will fail to provide three packages. nvidia-modprobe, nvidia-persistenced, & nvidia-xconfig for the 470 driver.
That solution did work Thanks a lot!!
Do I have to change anything, that an update is not installing the newer drivers?
Add the following line into /etc/dnf/dnf.conf
That will prevent the system from automatically replacing those drivers.
Thank you for your patience and persistence.
I was glad to assist and to know that the final fix was to revert back to the 470 driver.
Thank you for saving my ass :-)) - one last question wouldn’t it be beneficial for me in the future to receive updated drivers? Or is this no big deal?
And I am sorry that I also have to ask - how can I open /etc/dnf/dnf.conf again to inscribe the required text?
In a terminal you would type sudo nano /etc/dnf/dnf.conf and when your done type ctrl x then answer y to save the changes.
- The updated driver broke your system
- If the current driver does all that is needed is an update really beneficial? or necessary?