Trouble installing proprietary nvidia driver

I am wiping my fedora installation and starting over because I need to use my computer.

I didn’t make much progress on this installation so what I have now shouldn’t be off from my current backup.

Thank you @computersavvy and @ankursinha for helping me, it really meant a lot to me.

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I am confused / concerned about this.

So after installing the Nvidia drivers and cuda via:

sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda

One still has to install the official nvidia drivers from Nvidia?

That rpmfusion document at has this code:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo
sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf module disable nvidia-driver
sudo dnf -y install cuda

Am I supposed to run that even after running:

sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda


Absolutely not. The package from rpmfusion handles cuda quite nicely and I have never needed any other source for the cuda drivers. In fact, as I understand it, the rpmfusion cuda driver is built from the official nvidia packages and is kept up to date.

There have been several posts about conflicting cuda drivers and the fix, IIRC, has always been to remove all other packages and disable those repos while only using the one from rpmfusion.

That linked how-to is sadly out of date and has not been updated for quite some time.


First, thanks for your response.

Yes, if we are talking about the same linked how to (the one specific to CUDA), that seems to be for Fedora 35.