Kernel Update without Reinstalling Nvidia Driver

  31 Jan 2017     Linux

Fedora is always known as a cutting edge distribution with frequent updates. I love it so much expect when I have to reinstall my Nvidia driver everytime the kernel is updated. Recently I found a solution online using DKMS. DKMS, short for Dynamic Kernel Module Support, is used to automatically recompiles all DKMS modules when installing a kernel upgrade, thus allowing the drivers to continue working.

For the Nvidia driver on Fedora, simply install the DKMS package and install the Nvidia driver with “-dkms” option.

sudo dnf install dkms
sudo sh ./<DRIVER>.run --dkms

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