Flame 2023 - Rocky Linux - rtx 3090 - non DKU video driver?

As the title says I have an RTX 3090 using 2023 and Rocky Linux. Flame seems to work fine but I have noticed a longer initialize when I try to use ML for example in the image node.

That being said, I would love to run a more recent version of the nvidia driver so I could use Optix rendering in Blender. I tried installing the nvidia driver before the DKU and running the DKU install with the new —keepnvdriver but I ran into multiple issues. In fact flame wouldn’t even run.

Just wondering if anyone has had any luck with an Nvidia 30xx series card running a newer Nvidia Driver?

Hah! I just made a post about this in another thread. …

I have installed the non-autodesk Nvidia driver and it works fine in every way BUT I have run into problems with the planar tracker not working (unable to set reference). I haven’t tried this on Flame 2023/Rocky yet, though.

I’ll do that now actually…

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Why not just use a proper GPU, A5000 about the same price as a 3090 and you won’t have any problems.


Ah cool, Did you need to do anything special when you installed the other driver? What was the order that you installed them?

What problems are you referring to? I use my 3090 in my Flame box because it is noticeably faster than my A5000

I installed them after running the DKU

Alan, I got my 3090 for 1500 when it was released. Doubt I can get an A5000 close to that price. Performance-wise it’s actually not even as fast it seems. I hear you though.

Flame just wouldn’t run when I tried to do it. Did you need to remove the old driver? Or just switch to multi-user mode before installing?

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what error were you getting with Flame? I didn’t need to remove the old driver, just multi-user mode as you said.

Yea like i was saying it just plain didn’t work. I should have checked the logs but I couldn’t even open it or even the setup or services apps. I’m at the in-laws for the weekend but I may risk it when I get home tomorrow and try to install a newer driver. Which ones have you tried? Curious if you still have the planar tracker issue in Rocky Linux. All I need is 470 or newer to get optix rendering in blender.

Its likely that you didnt use the --install-libglvnd flag when installing the driver. Flame won’t open without it.

I can also confirm that the latest linux dirvers (495.46) is working on rocky with flame 2023. Planar tracking is working too which is nice. I’ll update if I find any bugs…


Ok I’ll try that out! I’ll let you know how it works. Thanks.

cool good to know, been running into the same issue - 3090 and no optix in blender, tbf this would be the same issue with a quadro?

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Strangely, I helped setup a Flame yesterday with a 3090. Rocky linux, DKU 17, Flame 2023 and this didn’t happen.

So just to clarify, while having ADSK Nvidia driver installed and a working Flame, if you want to upgrade to latest non ADSK driver you need to run the installer with the --install-libglvnd flag?

yes, that’s correct as of 495.46

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I can confirm this worked perfectly. It helps open up my Linux install to blender and resolve as well. Thanks for the help!

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I tried running blender on Rocky Linux and it just doesn’t work…

What kind of errors are you getting? works great for me.

Just wondering: how big is the power supply on your 3090 rig? 750 w?