nvidia

Detect and install NVIDIA binary drivers

Will Dowling

dowlingw

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Version information

  • 0.1.4 (latest)
  • 0.1.3 (deleted)
  • 0.1.2 (deleted)
  • 0.1.1 (deleted)
  • 0.1.0
released Jan 13th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Ubuntu

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Documentation

dowlingw/nvidia — version 0.1.4 Jan 13th 2016

nvidia

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage
  3. Notes
  4. Limitations
  5. Development

Description

This module will install the official Nvidia proprietary driver for a node when hardware is detected.

Usage

To get started without any fuss, use an include statement:

include nvidia

You can specify the major version number you wish you install, to deal with older hardware. This is subject to package for your distribution, so it might not work.

Using Heira:

nvidia::version: 346

Or a declaring a resource in your manifest:

class { 'nvidia':
version => 346
}

Notes

Detection works by inspecting the output of lspci and looking for anything with the correct vendor id that looks like a graphics card.

This is exposed as the nvidiagfx fact from nodes running Linux.

On Ubuntu, this module will pin the ppa it uses with a higher priority, this is primarily because of some weirdness in the Canoncial metapackages for hardware the author runs (eg: nvidia-346 is a metapackage for nvidia-352, however the latter does not support Ion2 hardware).

Limitations

Right now, this module targets Ubuntu - but I am keen to clean things up and extend to other linux distributions and Windows.

Development

Please feel free to head to the Github page and submit a pull request.