Hello, I can’t get my nvidia GPU (gtx 1080) to work with any proprietary nvidia drivers. I checked both versions that are available through rpm fusion repo (545 and 535) both end up giving pretty much an unusable user experience (weird graphic glitches like disappearing letters while typing, artifacts on screen, constant flickers). I also tried manually installing 525 without using rpm, but the experience was while seemingly better, still very far from stable and ‘usable’. Unfortunately, as of now only the nouveau works as expected without giving me any visual glitches, it works and looks completely normal. I saw in the earlier thread that someone had fixed it by changing refresh rate to 60hz → it did not do anything for me. I’m using kernel 6.7.4-200.fc39.x86_64.
I’m not sure what to do now, I’ve never experienced such problems with nvidia proprietary drivers
As you can see on kernel.org , Fedora is following the Stable kernel from it. This means when a new Kernel is introduced some adaptions have to be made. And we, the community have to give feedback and report problems to fix this bad behavior.
Unfortunately Nvidia Drivers also have to be adapted. We are now in this stage. So if you need a working system other than with Nouveau drivers, you have the possibility to relay on long-term Kernels. On this the NVIDIA Drivers should work.
I tried the long-term kernel (6.1) without any luck unfortunately. The stutter issues still seem to persist. System starts and looks okay initially, but the longer it is running the more issues occur. I made sure that Nouveau drivers aren’t working and it looks okay as
lsmod |grep nouveau
does not return anything.
I also tried reinstalling nvidia drivers. As of now Nouveau looks like the only unbroken option unfortunately in my system.
That shows the nouveau drivers are not loaded.
Please rerun that as lsmod | grep -E 'nouveau|nvidia' and also show us the return from dnf list installed \*nvidia\* as well as inxi -Fzxx.
I am not sure where you installed the nvidia drivers from but I do not recall that the 525 drivers are available from rpmfusion so if you installed from some source other than rpmfusion there could be lingering files that conflict.
Note that by default the nvidia modules are unsigned so they will only load if secure boot is disabled.
All the issues I’ve seen recently are from people doing the “If-Not-True-Then-False” or Manual Download from Nvidia site way, of installing the Nvidia drivers. If possible, remove them and setup the RPMFusion or Negativo17 repo and install the drivers that way.
The manual install of the Nvidia driver breaks after a kernel update, the instructions from that one site or YouTube video doesn’t cover this and most people end up with broken displays.
I had them removed already, but I followed your advice and unchecked the RPM fusion from the gnome software app, I removed the drivers using
(sudo dnf autoremove) and then reinstalled the drivers using
It is much better than before reinstalling the right way with rpm-fusion, most problems are gone.
But I still have issues with chrome, it does seem choppy and will stutter randomly. Typing in VS Code was problematic (the disappearing letters) before and is now gone. These are the most two important apps I need.
I just tried running a game from steam to see if there are any visible differences and yes, on x11 it runs perfectly smooth, on wayland there is a short stutter (with a black blink) with every click. The game I tried is crusader kings 2.
I would do a dnf -y distro-sync when you get a chance. Makes sure you have everything going the right way now that the driver is installed and ready. If you have any other issues, please do post. Also if you could mark the answer above as a Solution. You can open a new thread if other problems persist.
Nvidia + Wayland on Fedora 39 (for me, but others report similar issues) is unstable in e.g. Steam/Electron based apps (VSCode, Chrome), but not e.g. firefox. Symptoms being tearing, low latency (poor refresh), sometimes artifacts. Switching to X, then using nvidia-settings to switch powermizer to maximum resolved it for me (unable to update kernel/driver for now).
Driver 545.29.06 (rpmfusion), kernel 6.6.11-200.fc39.x86_64
There are multiple issues reported with XWayland from users using XWayland in Wayland session for compatibility with certain applications, notably Electron-based app.
There is one on XOrg’s XServer (Issue #1317) and there is another on GNOME’s Mutter (Issue #3241).