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Using a specific Nvidia driver version ‚Äč

WARNING

As of early March 2024 the production driver updated from 535 to 550. This is a breaking change for some people especially those on Wayland. Below is how you can use 535.

nix
{ pkgs, config, libs, ... }:

{
  services.xserver.videoDrivers = ["nvidia"];

  hardware.opengl = {
    enable = true;
    driSupport = true;
    driSupport32Bit = true;
  };
  hardware.nvidia = {
    modesetting.enable = true;
    open = false;
    nvidiaSettings = false;
  };
  hardware.nvidia.package = let
  rcu_patch = pkgs.fetchpatch {
    url = "https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo/raw/c64caf53/x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers/files/nvidia-drivers-470.223.02-gpl-pfn_valid.patch";
    hash = "sha256-eZiQQp2S/asE7MfGvfe6dA/kdCvek9SYa/FFGp24dVg=";
  };
  in config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.mkDriver {
    version = "535.154.05";
    sha256_64bit = "sha256-fpUGXKprgt6SYRDxSCemGXLrEsIA6GOinp+0eGbqqJg=";
    sha256_aarch64 = "sha256-G0/GiObf/BZMkzzET8HQjdIcvCSqB1uhsinro2HLK9k=";
    openSha256 = "sha256-wvRdHguGLxS0mR06P5Qi++pDJBCF8pJ8hr4T8O6TJIo=";
    settingsSha256 = "sha256-9wqoDEWY4I7weWW05F4igj1Gj9wjHsREFMztfEmqm10=";
    persistencedSha256 = "sha256-d0Q3Lk80JqkS1B54Mahu2yY/WocOqFFbZVBh+ToGhaE=";
    patches = [ rcu_patch ];
  };
}

If you still just want the latest or some quick updates use the below options!

TIP

Make sure to review the driver versions for each preset before using it!

nix
hardware.nvidia.package = config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.stable;
hardware.nvidia.package = config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.beta;
hardware.nvidia.package = config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.production;
hardware.nvidia.package = config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.legacy_470;
hardware.nvidia.package = config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.legacy_390;
hardware.nvidia.package = config.boot.kernelPackages.nvidiaPackages.legacy_340;