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NVIDIA Gaming PC - Ubuntu 18.04

NVIDIA | 510.68.02

Linux/Unix, Ubuntu 18.04 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    bjrichardson999

Missing Documentation

  • April 12, 2021
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I've spent several hours attempting to find a way that the machine can be connected to remotely and have NVIDIA-accelerated GLX extension available. XRDP is out, since you don't get NVIDIA support with the xorgxrdp display device. I've also had no luck configuring VNC to both configure a working authentication and provide NVIDIA acceleration. I seem to be able to only able to get one or the other.

I'd echo the sentiments of others that more documentation is needed to make this usable.

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    Hopeful Linux Gamer

Is this working?

  • July 06, 2020
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This AMI does produce an instance that can be connected to via SSH, but that is about it. It's a bit of a stretch to have a GPU backed instance to play a text based MUD! LOL.

In all seriousness, I've spent at least 3 hours trying to get this instance to operate as billed. i.e. a "Gaming PC".

I used two separate instances for testing; one using GNOME 3 and the other using MATE (LightDM).

With both instances (g4dn.xlarge) I was able to install, configure and connect remotely to a GUI but even though the Nvidia drivers are installed (checked using lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' as well as nvidia-smi -q | head) they are not being used by GUI.

Tried GLX-Gears from the mesa-utils, GL mark as well as Unigine 3D's Heaven.

I'm sure this is solvable as I've seen Ubuntu Instances, backed by a GPU running remotely with NICE DCV. I think the issue may be related to making sure the GUI is using the correct display ID. I'll be working on that next.

So, Please Nvidia.. Help make this a fully-functional instance!! Better docs would be great also!

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