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Stuttering with Nvidia 384.90 Driver + Fedora 26, Possible Solution
rstrube commented on 8 October 2017 at 5:20 pm UTC

Hi Everyone,

I noticed a couple weeks ago that my system was exhibiting some very annoying stuttering. This would occur when typing, scrolling on a webpage, watching a video on Youtube, essentially pretty much anything I did. The stutter would occur every 5-10 seconds, and was like a micro-hitch.

I've been living with it for a while, it's annoying, but not a show-stopper.

Today I decided to investigate the issue, and I was able to find a solution. Turns out the problem was caused by more recent version of the nvidia driver. I'm running Fedora 26 and using the negativo17 repos.

The solve the problem I completely uninstalled the most recent version of the nvidia driver:

sudo dnf remove nvidia-settings nvidia-driver dkms-nvidia nvidia-driver-libs nvidia-driver-libs.i686

I then rebooted and went into X using Nouveau.

I then installed the older version of the Nvidia driver from the negativo repos using the following command:

sudo dnf install dkms-nvidia-2:384.59-1.fc26 nvidia-driver-libs-2:384.59-6.fc26.i686

Then I rebooted again and the micro stutter has almost completely been removed.

So for me, reverting back to 384.59 appeared to solve my stuttering problem. I hope this solves others that are running into this problem.

As a side note I'm very much looking forward to ditching my Nivida card and moving to Vega when Fedora starts to use kernel 4.15. I'm sick of these proprietary drivers!

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