CentOS 7 + NVidia Quadro 2000 Graphic Card

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Hi,

I’m currently trying to install CentOS 7 (desktop) on a Lenovo workstation with an NVidia Quadro 2000 graphical card.

Normally I know my way around NVidia cards and how to configure them either using the ELRepo drivers or those downloaded from nvidia.com. I
have written a corresponding article on my blog:

https://blog.microlinux.fr/nvidia-CentOS/

But this time it looks like I have no luck. ELRepo’s nvidia-detect utility detected the ‘kmod-nvidia’ driver, but installing it gave no result. No X.

Then I tried a manual install, blacklisting nouveau, installing the necessary build tools, etc. The driver would build OK, but again, no luck, no X.

Has anybody got this card to behave under RHEL/CentOS 7 ?

Cheers,

Niki


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6 thoughts on - CentOS 7 + NVidia Quadro 2000 Graphic Card

  • Nicolas Kovacs wrote:

    I’m using the following on CentOS 7.4:

    uname -r :

    3.10.0-693.5.2.el7.x86_64

    Model: Quadro 2000
    IRQ: 31
    GPU UUID: GPU-6ecc2b2b-34ce-6e47-1e08-55389dc64680
    Video BIOS: 70.06.31.02.01
    Bus Type: PCIe DMA Size: 40 bits DMA Mask: 0xffffffffff Bus Location: 0000:0f:00.0
    Device Minor: 0

    NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 384.90 Tue Sep 19
    19:17:35 PDT 2017
    GCC version: gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-16) (GCC)

    I manually built the driver – from the nvidia-installer.log :

    nvidia-installer command line:
    ./nvidia-installer
    –accept-license
    –no-questions
    –silent
    –install-libglvnd

    The nouveau driver is blacklisted via the boot cmdline option:

    rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau

    Works fine for me …

    James Pearson

  • Le 10/11/2017 à 09:39, James Pearson a écrit :

    Hmmmm. I have exactly the same setup, and KDE looks like LEGO for toddlers (something like 640×480). I checked that ‘nouveau’ is blacklisted, built the NVidia 384.90 driver manually, rebooted, and no joy.

    I started a KDE neon LiveCD (with very good automatic hardware configuration) on that same workstation, and everything seems OK, resolution looks like 1280×1024 on the 19″ monitor.

    I’m puzzled.


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  • Le 10/11/2017 à 14:42, Nux! a écrit :

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I spent a few hours fiddling with various driver versions and configurations. In the end, I simply ripped out the %&#@$ Quadro card and replaced it with a GeForce 8300, which works perfectly with the kmod-nvidia-340xx driver.

    Cheers,

    Niki


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  • Le 11/11/2017 à 13:19, Nux! a écrit :

    It was either this or throwing the whole workstation out of the window altogether. I’m a very patient guy (or I wouldn’t work as a sysadmin)
    but even I have my limits.

    :o)


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