Well after finally getting Rocky Linux on the nvme drive – FINALLY – figured out, but running nouveau on my GeForce GT730 ( don’t go there!! I have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 TI VGA and non VGA editions but saving that for another post – I made an interest discovery there. At the current time, the 730 is “Good Enough”) I bit the bullet and decided to try and install the Nvidia drivers. Here are the instructions I followed:
I first tried this on the jaguar, my “Kitty Litter Box” that is currently running Rocky Linux 8.5, so I knew what types of problems I may encounter on ocelot. The first thing I did was to backup the Rocky Linux drive if everything went south.
I followed the destructions to the letter, then rebooted. Nvidia popped up without incident in both cases. with one minor fly in the ointment: The resolution topped out at 1024x 768 (? or something like that ) and did not see my Ben Q monitor that is 1920 x 1080 resolution. I found no solution on how to fix the problem. So having done this a number of times in jaguar I found I could safely run the command:
dnf remove nvidia-driver
to be returned back to the nouveau driver and back to 1920 x 1080 resolution. Another small fly in the ointment: when I rebooted ocelot I no longer could get back into Rocky Linux!! (No problem in jaguar however). I then tried about 3-4 times to “backdoor” my way into Rocky from the openSUSE menu. Once I got in the Rocky 8.5 menu actually began to work. (glad I had made the Backup of the RL nvme drive none the less: I actually thought I might need it for a moment).
Here is the list of the HW and Software:
Monitor: Ben Q 24"
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Video Input: VGA
Current Driver: Nouveau
Storage Device: Corsair Force MP 600 NVMe (4th Gen.) – 1TB
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
RAM Memory: 64 GB, GSkill 3600 MHz
OS: Rocky Linux 8.5
DE: KDE 5.23.3
Kernel Ver.: 4.18.0-348.23.1.el8_5.x86_64 (64bit)
Graphics Platform: KDE X11
The Answer MIGHT be found somewhere in /etc/X11 or in /etc/modprobe.d, but it might be in any of a number of config files located in??? If it IS located in either X11 or modprobe.d does it mean I have to FIRST have to create by hand some config files BEFORE I run the Nvidia Driver Installer program (as above), so that when I do run the destruction program it will find them all set up?
Using leopard (running CentOS 7.9) as a model, under /etc/X11/nvidia-xorg.conf I find the following:
… or do I need to include something like this (cribbed from panther – a very, very old gateway):
ModelName “BenQ GW2450H (autoconfigured)”
Viewport 0 0
And finally there is “Blacklisting Nouveau” under modprobe.d. Do I have to create by hand such a file? Do I need such a file?
I am really lost and am hoping someone has run into this problem and figured out how to solve it. Mine are, at best, pure guesses at best cribbed from 3 other computers.
This has me stumped. While I can mess around in the “Kitty Litter Box” and if I blow it up… no big loss; the same can’t be said if I blow up ocelot, and I came r-e-a-l close this after noon. Nouveau may suck, but at least it works, and the default resolution is the correct 1920x1080. Any help someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.