Tips for installing Nvidia .run files in Linux

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Re: Tips for installing Nvidia .run files in Linux

Postby bruce » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:17 am

Drivers which switch between Intel and nVidia add a significant level of complexity and have been known to cause a problem, though I vaguely remember somebody might have solved that.

If the client sees the Intel chipset rather than the nVidia hardware& driver, it's obviously not going to work, but don't ask me for any other details. That's the absolute limit of my understanding.
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Re: Tips for installing Nvidia .run files in Linux

Postby foldy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:54 pm

@monok: This guide recommends to use nvidia-prime for dual intel/nvidia optimus GPU.
There you can switch to make nvidia active and folding can use it. ... ime-gt650m
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Re: Tips for installing Nvidia .run files in Linux

Postby Joe_H » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:01 am

Moved off-topic thread on troubleshooting a FAH install on a Linux system to - viewtopic.php?f=96&t=29352.

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Re: Tips for installing Nvidia .run files in Linux

Postby neognomic » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:20 pm

FYI: No need to edit /etc/default/grub as long as GrUB is working properly.

For either init or systemd Linux systems all* you have to do is:

* When the GrUB menu appears at boot, navigate to the Linux OS you want to modify and press e
* Navigate down to the linux command line and place a 3 at the end of it
* Press F10 to boot

It boots into command line interface(CLI) which is actually init level 3.
Then do the nVidia install steps.

Note that " 3" works any time one needs to boot to 'text mode', i.e., the CLI(init 3). This is very handy for updating core parts of the OS, especially if SystemD is one of those parts, ;).

{ *all assumes a std GrUB install that is not hidden, write or password protected. If any of those are true then at least password is needed ... but for the people who use such a GrUB, this guide is prbly not needed anyway. }
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Re: Tips for installing Nvidia .run files in Linux

Postby Runaway1956 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:14 am

This sticky might benefit from an edit. Please see my post, viewtopic.php?f=80&t=35249

Long story short: opencl does not work in Linux, unless you are using the "correct" GCC compiler. If you have been upgraded to GCC-9, FAH will fail because it cannot find an opencl device, or similar message. You must rollback your compiler to GCC-8 for the time being. If/when nVidia updates their drivers to use GCC-9 and G++-9, then we can forget about checking the compiler versions.
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