MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8G Gamer X
|Functionality||Driver Required?||More Info|
|None (so far)||Yes||GitHub Issue|
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Description and Notes
The GTX 1080 is supported by both Nvidia’s proprietary driver and the open source Nouveau driver in the Linux Kernel.
It will require a 1x to 16x adapter, or some other means of adapting the 16x-sized card pins into the 1x slot on the CM4 IO Board. You will also need to supply at least 200W of power through an 8-pin and 6-pin PCI Express power connector on the card itself (in addition to the supply through the PCIe bus on the Pi).
There are two ways to try installing the driver:
Proprietary Nvidia driver
After flashing the 64-bit Pi OS beta to my Pi, I made sure to upgrade everything on it, and install the kernel source, so the Nvidia driver would compile:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install -y raspberrypi-kernel-headers sudo reboot
After rebooting, if you have X server running (e.g. you are logged in via GUI), you need to log out. If you’re running this over SSH or serial connection, you can quit X server with:
sudo systemctl stop lightdm.
Now, download Nvidia’s latest AARCH64 Driver for ARM 64-bit processors, make the downloaded
.run file executable, and run it with
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-aarch64-450.119.03.run sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-aarch64-450.119.03.run
After a reboot, while the driver was loading, I got the error message
Internal error: Oops: 9600004f [#1] PREEMPT SMP, and you can also see the full call trace here.
Nouveau (open source) driver
To get the Nouveau driver loaded, you have to recompile the Linux kernel for Pi OS.
Device Drivers >
Graphics support on the
menuconfig step, and select the
Nouveau driver to install.
If you want to be able to boot the Pi all the way, make sure to blacklist the
nouveau kernel module:
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf # Put this inside the file and save it: blacklist nouveau
Now, after a reboot, you can explicitly load the module and see what happens by following
dmesg in another terminal session:
sudo modprobe nouveau
In my case, the entire Pi locks up and requires a hard power reset.
See the linked GitHub issue for more details on the current status of this card.