Installing Nvidia Drivers on Rocky Linux 8.5


If you are planning to install Nvidia Drivers on Rocky Linux 8.5, you may want to use DNF to install. For a detailed explanation Streamlining NVIDIA Driver Deployment on RHEL 8 with Modularity Streams

# dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/rhel8/x86_64/cuda-rhel8.repo
# dnf module install nvidia-driver:latest
cuda-rhel8-x86_64                                                                                                            18 MB/s | 1.4 MB     00:00
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                               Architecture           Version                               Repository                         Size
============================================================================================================================================================
Installing group/module packages:
 cuda-drivers                                          x86_64                 510.47.03-1                           cuda-rhel8-x86_64                 7.0 k
 nvidia-driver                                         x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                  22 M
 nvidia-driver-NVML                                    x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                 516 k
 nvidia-driver-NvFBCOpenGL                             x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                  52 k
 nvidia-driver-cuda                                    x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                 591 k
 nvidia-driver-cuda-libs                               x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                  63 M
 nvidia-driver-devel                                   x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                  12 k
 nvidia-driver-libs                                    x86_64                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                 168 M
 nvidia-kmod-common                                    noarch                 3:510.47.03-1.el8                     cuda-rhel8-x86_64                  12 k
.....
.....
.....
Total download size: 292 M
Installed size: 697 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

Once done, do a reboot,

# reboot

If after a reboot and if you do a “nvidia-smi” and receive an error like the one

# nvidia-smi
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.

You may want to take a look at https://gist.github.com/espoirMur/65cec3d67e0a96e270860c9c276ab9fa. It could be coming Secure Boot Option in your BIOS.

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