Centos 7 Nvidia driver issues with lenovo P52

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Centos 7 Nvidia driver issues with lenovo P52

Post by antt » 2019/06/08 11:33:58

Hi all,

I've been trying to install the Nvidia drivers for Centos 7 for a couple of days now with no luck.

This is a hybrid graphics system.

I've tried following this tutorial: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-in ... s-7-linux/

But unfortunately I just end up with a black screen system I can't do anything with. If anyone has had this issue and fixed it I would greatly appreciate sharing the solution.

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Re: Centos 7 Nvidia driver issues with lenovo P52

Post by TrevorH » 2019/06/08 13:20:42

That's not the method we recommend using to install the nvidia drivers on CentOS. If you do that then you will have to reinstall them each and every time you update the kernel (about every 3 weeks so far this year!).

A better method is to use the packaged versions of the same drivers from the ELRepo third party yum repo. Those are packaged in a way that means that they survive most kernel updates - the usual time they do not is at point release time e.g 7.6->7.7 usually means the package needs to be rebuilt by ELRepo for the newer kernel.

However, this probably won't solve your blank screen problem. Do you perhaps have more than one graphics adapter in the laptop and need to be using bumblebee to switch between them?
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Re: Centos 7 Nvidia driver issues with lenovo P52

Post by antt » 2019/06/15 03:08:15

Yes, I do have Intel integrated graphics as well as a discrete video card. What's the suggested method for installing bumblebee? I had a look for it and this is what I found from 2015: https://elrepo.org/tiki/bumblebee

Is there more up to date docs somewhere?

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