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Mageia and games crash computer?

Postby lmh1 » Sep 7th, '19, 19:54

Hi, i have Mageia 7 64 bits with nvidia 430.40 drivers. (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti)

Its did not need much time to find out that drivers or GPU give crashes and i did not boot games.

Tested with Assault cube testet with 1920x1080 pixer 120 hz but its give less pixer and frizes the computer.
Alien arena will not start so i guess nvidia drivers need to be updated?

https://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/drive ... 0813/en-uk

How do you update drivers the easys way? but i think its not easy ways?
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Re: Mageia and games crash computer?

Postby zeebra » Sep 17th, '19, 12:41

So, externally discussing this issue I suggested the OP to learn how to manually learn the process to install Nvidia drivers on GNU/Linux. Running the longterm version of the Kernel and Nvidia and I guess the accommodating DKMS, my knowledge on the situation of graphics drivers is limited since I don't use it myself and it has been a long time since.

Are there any issues to removing the Nvidia driver from Mageia through the repository and just replace it with a manually installed driver? Does this create some kind of DKMS/Kernel issues? Is it generally doable?
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Re: Mageia and games crash computer?

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 17th, '19, 13:02

Well, the first step would be to verify if the nvidia driver from Mageia drivers has been installed properly and if it is actually in use, or maybe for some reason only the free nouveau driver is used. Or for OpenGL games, maybe only MESA (software-accelerated OpenGL) is used instead of the hardware-accelerated one from Nvidia. Also to add some actual output/error messages from the games in question when launched from a terminal to actually figure out what the actual problem is.

@lmh1:
Please show the output of
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grep -i driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
lspcidrake -v | grep VGA
glxinfo
rpm -qa|sort|grep nvidia



Apart from that, manually installing the nvidia driver is possible as on any other distro. It doesn't cause kernel/dkms issues, usually the only thing that happens is that after kernel or Xorg updates you would need to reinstall the nvidia driver (or install it with dkms integration so you don't have to do that after each kernel upgrade). But in general I'd advise not to do that, especially if you're not that experienced.
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Re: Mageia and games crash computer?

Postby zeebra » Sep 17th, '19, 14:57

He's not that experienced, but an eager gamer. I know very little about Nvidia/DKMS. But since he is "hardcore" and feels like he need to have the newest driver, which in some cases might be the actual case, I suggested he learn the process of how to install this manually. I just wanted to make sure that was not an issue, so I'm passing him onto others from here on out.
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Re: Mageia and games crash computer?

Postby lmh1 » Sep 18th, '19, 20:55

grep -i driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
lspcidrake -v | grep VGA
glxinfo
rpm -qa|sort|grep nvidia


i get some xorg video drivers 24.0
xorg ximput drivers 24.1
Nvidia dlloader driver 430.50
for all nvidia supported gpus.

other one i get nvidia Geforce 635 series and lates GP102 GTX 1080 TI

the 2 other one did i not get anything may because X org server did not works becuse i try to upgrade to 430.50.
I also get issue after i remove the other one drivers and install it from terminal console its did not works to use normaly login.
After a boot i get x.org error none sceeen found and .serverauth.23871 did not exist. connection refused.
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Re: Mageia and games crash computer?

Postby doktor5000 » Sep 18th, '19, 22:28

For /var/log/Xorg.0.log it would help if you simply copy&paste the actual log excerpts here.
For your issue that you can't start X server with 430.50 that is probably because you didn't install the driver properly. Also, did you remove the Mageia nvidia driver packages beforehand ? And what options did you select in the nvidia setup ?

Can you please also post the output of
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rpm -qa|grep -i nvidia|sort
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