Please Give Me Advice About My Plan To Install NVIDIA Drivers

Hello, I recently managed to mess up my install of Fedora 38 by installing drivers the wrong way with a bad guide, there for I would love a experienced user to either confirm my choices or give advice regarding them.

After my messed up NVIDIA installation I had issues with …

  • after standby my graphics go wild glitching out and causing artifacts
  • recording in the Nvidia settings in OBS do not work
  • Nvidia Settings app does not open

Basically I want a clean install of new Nvidia Drivers for my GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and have the previously broken areas working

I plan to install the 535.86.05 NVIDIA Driver (Linux X64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver) I also use a intel CPU if that matters at all

These are the guides I am thinking of using…ryHowto%5Cb%29

I am using F38, wayland, kde (i think plasma)

Please post whatever link was previously used as a guide to install the nvidia drivers. We need to be sure that all conflicting packages are properly removed to avoid conflicts.

  1. Yes to using the guide from the configuration to enable the rpmfusion repos. The latest driver is still in testing and so those repos must be enabled to provide access to the testing repo.
  2. do a full system upgrade with sudo dnf upgrade --refresh before continuing.
  3. Once you have made a best effort to remove the currently installed drivers then simply install the drivers from rpmfusion using the command line
    sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda
    This should properly install the needed packages and compile the drivers for you. If there are conflicts reported please show us the text messages (before continuing) so we can tell exactly what is happening. Post that with copy & paste using the preformatted text tags available with the </> button on the toolbar.
  4. After the install in step 2 completes wait at least 5 minutes for the compile and install of the drivers to finish, then reboot and the drivers should now be installed at the current version of 535.54.03.
  5. Test that version and if it still is giving issues then the newer version from testing may be installed as an upgrade with
    sudo dnf upgrade '*nvidia*' --enablerepo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing

Step 3 may also be done with the latest version from testing by adding the
--enablerepo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing to that command and avoid the need to perform step 5.

I actually recommend waiting for a final release of the newer version then doing a routine upgrade if your system functions well without it. Testing is just that – testing to see how well it works – and may or may not have problems and may or may not be the final release build.

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this is the guide I used previously: Howto Install NVIDIA Drivers on Fedora 38 [535.54.03, 525.125.06, 470.199.02] [kernel 6.3+] - YouTube
also thanks a lot for the answer !
Also a final release of the new version? Like Fedora 39 ?

That clearly shows why it seems to have gone wrong. I have seen several individuals in the past year or so that had bad luck installing from INTTF. Switching to the install from rpmfusion (packaged and tested specifically for use with fedora) seems to have solved the problem for them and hopefully for you as well.

I forgot to ask you to provide the output of dnf repolist. Please do that now.

Nope, the 535.86.05 version should be finally available within just a few days. It has been in testing for about a week or so already.

oh I see, the dnf repolist output:

repo id                                                     repo name
brave-browser                                               Brave Browser           Copr repo for eclipse owned by dusansimic
fedora                                                      Fedora 38 - x86_64
fedora-cisco-openh264                                       Fedora 38 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64
fedora-modular                                              Fedora Modular 38 - x86_64
rpmfusion-free                                              RPM Fusion for Fedora 38 - Free
rpmfusion-free-updates                                      RPM Fusion for Fedora 38 - Free - Updates
rpmfusion-nonfree                                           RPM Fusion for Fedora 38 - Nonfree
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                   RPM Fusion for Fedora 38 - Nonfree - Updates
updates                                                     Fedora 38 - x86_64 - Updates

Also one question about something else, do you know this distro “” it looked way easier in terms of getting drivers done I was thinking of maybe switching over but I don’t know anyone with experience so I would love to hear your opinion

I hear some things about Nobara. Their site has a lot of info about it.

There are a lot of differences, and even though it is based on fedora the changes are significant enough that little support is available on this site. They even include a recompiled kernel to support their changes.

If interested I would suggest that you do research on their site and make your own decision.