Okay, so I’m not trying to start a conflict or anything, this is just something I’ve been a bit curious about.
On the Fedora Discord, I’ve helped quite a few people install the NVIDIA drivers, and, in general, I’ve seen a slightly higher success rate with the negativo repo than the rpmfusion repo. Now, I know that rpmfusion was picked for fedora-workstation-repositories, though the discussion is a bit…err, messy. From my perspective, it seemed to be part concern of negativo being a one-person-maintained repo, as well as rpmfusion having (in theory?) better optimus support.
However, I have noticed this trend:
- Neither rpmfusion or negativo has worked for anyone I’ve helped with Optimus, and I usually end up guiding them to just disable nouveau & nvidia altogether and use the iGPU instead.
- I tend to see more akmods issues with rpmfusion.
- If you have an old GPU, you have to use rpmfusion & the old drivers, but in general those drivers aren’t what anyone will install first off anyway.
- For either one, it’s a 75/25 chance of flat-out not working with few logs or errors left behind (though of course I’m blaming the driver itself for this one).
I know my experiences with others are hardly a significant source. This does lead me to my questions::
- Is there a general Fedora recommendation for which to use? I know rpmfusion was used for fedora-workstation-repositories as mentioned above, but it’s still kind of hard to tell which one has the higher success rate.
- Why is there even a difference? How does the difference in packaging affect them so drastically?