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Nvidia, FUCK YOU 🖕🏻

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  • 5
    That's why I bought an AMD APU instead of a passively cooled Nvidia card.
  • 3
    What happened this time?
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    Every single 2080Ti user
  • 4
    @frogstair
    Who bought one of those? I specifically skipped the 2000 series because buying 1st gen anything is asking for pain.
  • 4
    @frogstair it was obviously overpriced as fuck. It's their own stupidity to buy such product
  • 11
    I am continually impressed with their specs. And continually disappointed with their Linux driver support.

    But like, I only play retro or low-graphic games now, so 🤷🏻‍♀️
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    @Root As long as you are on ubuntu or centos or rhel or opensuse or manjaro you will never have driver issues. Leaving manjaro all of the distros I mentioned have official packages from nvidia. Manjaro has auto hardware detection and installation so that is also sorted
  • 3
    @AkshayTolwani Well, I’m not.
    I’m not a fan of Ubuntu, I won’t touch red hat anything (even with a stick), and I haven’t had the time to delve into Arch or derivatives — though that’s probably my next stop. Admittedly, I don’t know anything about opensuse.

    I’m currently running Devuan, though not seriously. It’s just a recovery tool for my Debian box — which nVidia drivers killed, coincidentally.
  • 0
    @frogstair Still waiting for some real, unbiased benchmarks. On some leaks from VideoCardz, the delta between the 2080Ti and 3080 is as little as 5 points.
  • 2
    @Root Manjaro looks pretty nice, is much easier to install than Arch and undergoes more testing so that the edge isn't bleeding as much.
  • 1
    @Fast-Nop Ahh, but the name! 😭

    Also, it still uses systemd. Yuck.
  • 0
    @Root what's wrong with red hat?
  • 3
    @Root What's wrong with the name? And yeah, systemd, but that's pretty common these days because as much as it sucks - let's be honest, the traditional scripting labyrinth isn't exactly a beauty either.
  • 0
    @Root Systemd isn't great for sure. But that gets the job done without going mad at configuring one's distro.
    I've used it on Manjaro and now on Arch (for a few years) and I haven't had any issues with it.
  • 2
    @iiii Among other things, they hail to corporate overlords, and cater to them instead of devs. So it can be difficult to find source libraries, for example.
  • 0
    @Root What about Void Linux?

    https://voidlinux.org/
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    @Jilano Sounds decent, but oh god, the drama on that page.
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    @Root Ha! Sorry, should have given you the download link instead
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    @Root Sorry. Those are actually the distros which get official repos from Nvidia for cuda. For official repos there is only one for Ubuntu as far as I know. I dont know if the manjaro ones are official . You are gonna need to use the installer from Nvidia 's site for other distros unless you use third party repos.

    There is a pretty good guide I used with modifications to install the drivers on my linux distro. Here is the guide https://gist.github.com/wangruohui/...

    It also includes guides for cuda and cudnn but there is a better guide for cuda installation. I will give the link to you if needed. The only modification I made was when running the installer in the guide I didn't t add the -s flag and added --no-opengl-files and --no-cc-version-check.

    Also please do not add say yes to the nvidia xconfig promotion during the driver install. Just use X -configure after installation.
  • 0
    Also please dont remove the --dkms flag. It will slow down the kernel upgrade but you would not need to reinstall he drivers after the kernel upgardes
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    Update :- On fedora which is the upstream of rhel an officially supported distro nvidia-settings does not work. The rpmfusion repo has the same problem. I might need to switch to opensuse if negativo17 repo does not work. In case you are wondering why I am not switching to something like ubuntu or debian, I am learning Maya with a educational license and it only provies rpm packages and alien does not always work. I will switch back to debian or ubuntu if Maya does not have anything special compared to blender. Dont tell me blender is free and comparable and/org good or better. I wanna know other programs except blender.
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    Meanwhile I honestly have to think about selling by AMD GPU, because I can't have fun with ML and nvidia made my card obsolete 😞
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