Easy Steps to Install Nvidia Drivers on AlmaLinux 8

In this guide, you will learn to Install Nvidia Drivers on AlmaLinux 8. Nvidia drivers are software components that enable your operating system and programs to effectively utilize the Nvidia graphics hardware. Your Nvidia GPU cannot function to its full potential without the appropriate drivers. The drivers ensure that the system recognizes your GPU and can perform optimally.

To get the most out of your Nvidia GPU on AlmaLinux, you need to install the Nvidia drivers. To do this, follow the steps below.

Step-by-Step Install Nvidia Drivers on AlmaLinux 8

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a root or non-root user with sudo privileges. For this purpose, you can check the Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 8. Then, proceed to the following steps to Install Nvidia Drivers on AlmaLinux.

Step 1 – Installing Dependencies For Nvidia Drivers Setup on AlmaLinux 8

First, you must run the system update and upgrade with the following command:

sudo dnf update -y && sudo dnf upgrade -y

Next, you need to run the following commands to install Epel and Remi repositories on AlmaLinux:

# sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
# sudo dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm

Then, install the RPM Fusion repositories (Both Free and Non-Free) with the following commands:

# sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-8.noarch.rpm
# sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8.noarch.rpm

Note: To get more information about RPM Fusion, you can check this guide on Enable RPM Fusion Repository on AlmaLinux.

Now you need to enable the PowerTools by using the command below:

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools

Finally, install the kernel cores on AlmaLinux with the following command:

# sudo dnf install kernel-devel kernel-core dkms

Step 2 – Adding and Installing Nvidia Drivers on AlmaLinux 8

Once you are done with installing the dependencies, you need to add the Nvidia repository to your system with the following command:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/rhel8/x86_64/cuda-rhel8.repo

This will add the Nvidia repository to your AlmaLinux. Update your system with the command below:

sudo dnf update

Now you can install Nvidia drivers on AlmaLinux 8 by using the following command:

sudo dnf module install nvidia-driver:latest-dkms

This command installs the latest version of Nvidia drivers with DKMS support, ensuring the drivers are recompiled whenever the kernel is updated.

That’s it, you are done. Also, there is an update release for Nvidia which you can check the news on NVIDIA 550.90.07 with Critical Bug Fixes.

To get more detailed information, you can check the official website for NVIDIA CUDA Installation Guide for Linux.


Nvidia drivers are essential for maximizing the performance of Nvidia GPUs on AlmaLinux 8. Whether you’re a gamer, a graphics professional, or simply looking for a smooth graphical experience, installing the correct drivers ensures optimal hardware performance.

At this point, you have learned to Install Nvidia Drivers on AlmaLinux 8 in a few simple steps. Hope you enjoy it. Also, you may like to read the following articles:

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