Fedora 33 will not boot after installing NVIDIA driver

I’m running a fresh install of Fedora 33,
trying to use the NVIDIA driver with a GTX 970
made sure it was up to date with dnf update

When I search lspci it recognizes the card.

I install the akmod-nvidia package, wait ~5 minutes, then run ‘modinfo -F version nvidia’ which returns the expected 455 driver version.

however when I reboot the machine, I get as far as selecting what boot option (choice of a couple different kernels or a recovery mode) and then it hangs at either a black screen with a bkinking curor, or a grey screen with 3 dots and doe not advance even after letting it sit overnight, the machine is also inaccesible by SSH.

I removed the blacklist lines for nouveau and the machine boots, and then ran the Nvidia_bug_report.sh script, the results are at


I’m kind of at a loss here, not sure if there’s just a step I missed or something I’m misunderstanding.

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (75.9 KB)

Your GPU has fallen off the bus


      journalctl -b -1:
    Oct 29 12:18:42 localhost.localdomain kernel: Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=(hd0,msdos1)/vmlinuz-5.8.16-300.fc33.x86_64 root=UUID=b0f449d5-044c-4de0-a6de-02768c4dbd6a ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1
    Oct 29 12:18:42 localhost.localdomain kernel: Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=(hd0,msdos1)/vmlinuz-5.8.16-300.fc33.x86_64 root=UUID=b0f449d5-044c-4de0-a6de-02768c4dbd6a ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1
    Oct 29 12:18:42 localhost.localdomain dracut-cmdline[289]: Using kernel command line parameters: rd.driver.pre=btrfs BOOT_IMAGE=(hd0,msdos1)/vmlinuz-5.8.16-300.fc33.x86_64 root=UUID=b0f449d5-044c-4de0-a6de-02768c4dbd6a ro rootflags=subvol=root rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1
    Oct 29 19:18:49 localhost.localdomain kernel: nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 237
    Oct 29 19:18:49 localhost.localdomain kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  455.28  Wed Sep 30 01:05:16 UTC 2020
    Oct 29 19:18:53 localhost.localdomain kernel: nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms  455.28  Wed Sep 30 00:58:12 UTC 2020
    Oct 29 19:18:53 localhost.localdomain kernel: [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000100] Loading driver
    Oct 29 19:18:58 localhost.localdomain kernel: NVRM: GPU at PCI:0000:01:00: GPU-2663f3be-73bf-082a-ddb6-01a6d2278a23
    Oct 29 19:18:58 localhost.localdomain kernel: NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:01:00): 79, pid=572, GPU has fallen off the bus.
    Oct 29 19:18:58 localhost.localdomain kernel: NVRM: GPU 0000:01:00.0: GPU has fallen off the bus.
    Oct 29 19:18:58 localhost.localdomain kernel: NVRM: A GPU crash dump has been created. If possible, please run
                                                  NVRM: nvidia-bug-report.sh as root to collect this data before
                                                  NVRM: the NVIDIA kernel module is unloaded.

P.S your pastebin is useless as it will be deleted in 24 hours, use forum attachment instead.

yeah, my GPU falling off the bus sounds like its going to be an insurmountable issue, i’m seeing some google traffic about a ‘persistance mode’ but not having any luck enabling that in Fedora

Well I will happily eat crow, I gracefully shut down my machine, opened her up and resat the GPU, and it boots!