Notes On The Nvidia Proprietary Display Drivers
UEFI Secure Boot Must Be Turned Off
After installing the driver and rebooting this message was displayed on the boot screen: "nvidia kernel module missing, falling back to nouveau" Secure boot needs to be turned off in the system BIOS settings.
Wayland Will Be Disabled
The NVidia drivers do not support Wayland so it will be disabled when they are in use. With Fedora 33 Wayland must be turned off in order for gnome-shell-extension-topicons-plus to work. If the nouveau driver is used, then Wayland can be disabled by modifying
- Add, immediately underneath
Restore Hi-Res Boot Screens
The NVidia drivers do not have the fbdev support needed to provide the high resolution boot screens displayed when nouveau is used. It is possible to use the DRM kernel mode setting with the NVidia drivers to enable higher console resolutions during boot:
/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.confcontaining this line:
options nvidia_drm modeset=1
/etc/dracut.conf.d/nvidia.confcontaining these two lines:
add_drivers+=" nvidia nvidia_modeset nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm "
install_items+=" /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf "
- Rebuild the initramfs with the command
sudo dracut -f
Step 3 must be repeated every time dnf upgrades the kernel.