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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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doesnt work

  • January 29, 2023
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Just spent two hourstrying to set this up, dont know how NVIDIA expects its users to use this instance. So far dont know of any one who has succesfully created this instance and played a game!


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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