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2017/12/26 11:27:55 (permalink)
I recently upgraded to Fedora Linux and I am looking at a GTX 1050. To all my linux users, how hard is it to set up? I heard that nVidia drivers are notoriously horrid on Linux.

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    Re: GTX 1050 on Linux 2017/12/26 11:31:22 (permalink)
    Moving thread to general software subsection.


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    Re: GTX 1050 on Linux 2017/12/26 22:47:55 (permalink)
    I passed a link to this to a buddy of mine that has been doing some recent system builds, at least 1 of them using an nvidia GPU.
    I know he was not throwing a fit so they must have been working lol
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    Re: GTX 1050 on Linux 2017/12/27 02:52:11 (permalink)
    Does Fedora use "apt" for software updates?
     
     If so, it should be easy to get a 1050 set up under LINIX.
     
     If not, it's still pretty easy.
     
     It's the recent AMDGPU-PRO drivers that are HORRID on LINUX.
     If it wasn't for Ryzen and the big surge in cryptocoin mining this year past (which prefers AMD over Nvidia in general), AMD would be in a WORLD OF HURT right now.
     
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    Re: GTX 1050 on Linux 2018/02/12 16:26:48 (permalink)
    My experience, using Ubuntu Server 17.10, was actually quite easy. The only real issues came from my own pigheadedness. The CUDA Toolkit 9.1 .deb doesn't play nice - or at all, actually - with newer drivers in APT. Installing newer drivers removes the toolkit; installing the toolkit reverts to older drivers. Using the runfile would have completely avoided that wasted day.
     
    But if you just want to install the drivers? Dead easy.
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    Re: GTX 1050 on Linux 2018/02/12 20:48:56 (permalink)
    Nvidia driver 384.98 (same driver version I use on my machines with 1070 ti cards) work fine and stable with the 1050 and 1050 ti - there IS an issue where power used isn't reported correctly by the 1050 ti but they work fine other than that and SETTING the TDP works fine.
    I'm NOT sure if that one is in the Canonical apt-get repository though, I had to install manually as my first 1070 ti card arrived about 2 days after the "available for sale" date (too soon for Canonical to have updated) and my installations since then have been "dd clones" of that one.
     
     This is under XUbuntu 14.03, but I don't see any reason newer versions or other distributions would be any different.
     

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    Re: GTX 1050 on Linux 2018/02/13 14:42:53 (permalink)
    i use MX linux (on it now actually) and it has a simple click to install nvidia (or radeon) drivers, does all the compiling for you, you just reboot after its done and they are there. if you want fan control or over clocking make sure to add the coolbits option line to your /etc/x11/ xorg.cfg, should look like this 
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    option "coolbits" "12"
     
    12 turns on over clocking and fan control, 8+4=12, if you want other things active then add those bits also.

                                   
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