Find out which one the symlink is currently pointing to with: Installing nvidia-drivers outside of package manager as described below can be problematic. Some have even reported damage to hardware enabling this when it is not properly supported. Use lspci to find out what card you have. To automate the loading of the module when you boot your system, add nvidia in modules variable. Now X must be restarted with the new configuration. Was this review helpful?

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NVidia/nvidia-drivers – Gentoo Wiki

From time to time, a new kernel release changes the internal ABI for drivers, which means all drivers that use those ABIs must be changed accordingly. Download this package to a suitable location on your system.

If it is not the case, then you can swap them with this command:. Modify the Group ID nvidix the device file. If you get the message: I have an old Nvidia Quadro FX graphic card using the Once the installation has finished, run modprobe nvidia to load the kernel module into memory.

DesktopServerSource-based Status: While many video drivers those that are part of xorg-x11 do not require users to be part of the video group for hardware acceleration, the NVIDIA drivers definitely do require this. This module signing method can be used to sign other modules too – not only the nvidia-drivers. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


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The answer is that the official one leaves out some stuff, and well, the wiki is really where this should all be. When a line shows up with uncachable in it tentoo it is necessary to change a BIOS setting to fix this.

To manage this situation, Gentoo uses the eselect tool as already shown earlier. If direct rendering does not work, it may be because the kernel has Direct Rendering Manager enabled, which conflicts with the driver.

This workaround did not help me and many others see later forum posts. The nvidia kernel module accepts a number legzcy parameters options which can be used to tweak the behavior of ggentoo driver. Note that Gentoo does not provide the Through this setting, users can force the EDID information for particular systems. Once the modules are signed, the driver will load as expected on boot up.

A value of grants the owner and group-owner read-write access while legacyy users cannot access the device file. Well, relatively safe – See: To activate Coolbits, open xorg. To do this, edit your xorg.

What’s a legacy driver?

Some systems have been seen to have problems supporting MSI, while working fine with virtual wire interrupts. If you are having troubles with the nVidia 2D acceleration it is likely that you are unable to set up a write-combining range with MTRR.


The hardware warranty will most likely be void, Gentoo’s maintainers cannot begin to fix the issues since it’s a proprietary driver that only NVIDIA can properly debug, and the kernel maintainers both Gentoo’s and upstream will certainly not support proprietary drivers, or indeed any “tainted” system that happens to run into trouble. This issue is caused by bad refresh rate values given to X in your xorg.

Do not select 4K stack size in your kernel configuration if you are using such an nvidia-kernel package. Normally when X starts with the nvidia drivers installed, a splash screen is shown.

This provides compatibility and scalability benefits, mainly due to the avoidance of IRQ sharing.


Use at own risk. It may happen that X. Reader supplied reviews for Gentoo Linux Average rating 9. Maybe it is possible to use the value “40” instead of “30” in order to see if there is some difference