nvidia-driver-update default installation version
We update the NVIDIA drivers in our repository regularly.
After conducting our tests, we decided to choose the latest stable version for installation by default if no arguments are given to nvidia-driver-update. This version supports all the latest NVIDIA RTX cards and also includes all performance optimizations.
Before we start, let’s answer some typical questions:
No! If everything works for you - don’t touch.
New drivers include support for new cards such as 3060, 3060 Ti, 3070, 3070 Ti, 3080, 3080 Ti and 3090 series. Sometimes special optimization in some miners has a positive effect on the hashrate, especially with the LHR GPUs.
Then we will start.
We strongly recommend using Hive Shell for proper driver update procedure. Of course, if you can use a local console - use it or if your rigs are in the same LAN with your PC/laptop then you can use for example SSH-clients such as standalone app PuTTY or working in browser ShellInABox instead of Hive Shell.
To update the drivers, use the
nvidia-driver-update tool and perform two steps described below.
Sep 1: Select the necessary option from the table below.
|Default option for installation
|download and install latest driver version
|download and install driver from URL (http/https/ftp)
|download and install latest driver from series 123.*
|download and install driver version 123.45.06
|-s | --stable
|download and install STABLE driver version
|-f | --force
|force install to bypass some DKMS build errors and etc
|-l | --list
|list available driver versions (compatible with current kernel)
|-e | --ext
|use external drivers repository
|-c | --cuda
|sync symlinks to CUDA RT libraries with installed driver
|-n | --nvs
|reinstall nvidia-settings only
|-r | --remove
|remove downloaded driver packages except currently installed
|-h | --help
|use custom repository (specified by URL) (HTTP(S)/FTP)
Step 2: Execute the necessary option the following format:
Command examples: nvidia-driver-update --force 455 nvidia-driver-update --force --ext --list nvidia-driver-update --list --repo=ftp://192.168.1.1/drivers/
The driver update procedure takes 5-10 min if you’re using an SSD/HDD and 20-30 min if you’re using a slow drive such as a USB 2.0 stick.
If the update procedure will finish successfully, you will see the following message:
Now you can reboot your rig. After reboot, check driver version and miner functionality.
You can update the driver to the desired version. With Hiveon OS it’s quite simple to update NVIDIA drivers.
list the possible upgrades, type in the
nvidia-driver-update --list command,
and then type the Hiveon OS will update the NVIDIA drivers.
hive-replace if steps 1-2 did not help
rm /hive-drivers-pack/NV* command to your worker - it will delete all the available NVIDIA driver archives)
By default, the TMP directory is stored in RAM, so you need to enable logs to have some space: logs-on reboot
Troubleshooting steps to try: