NVIDIA + Wayland on Fedora 34 Gnome 40

This is guide, howto enable NVIDIA modesetting and Wayland on Fedora 34 with NVIDIA proprietary drivers on GNOME 40. Tested with latest NVIDIA drivers, I assume here that you have installed NVIDIA drivers using this guide. This might work normally with any other installation methods too, but it’s not tested.

Note: Do this using fully updated system and latest kernel.

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8. Enable Wayland with NVIDIA proprietary drivers on Fedora 34 GNOME 40 desktop

8.1 Change root user

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

8.2 Edit /etc/default/grub

Append ‘nvidia-drm.modeset=1’ to end of ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”…”‘.

## Example row with Fedora 34 BTRFS ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1"

## OR with LVM ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rd.lvm.lv=fedora/swap rd.lvm.lv=fedora/root rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1"

8.3 Update grub2 conf

Fedora 34

## BIOS and UEFI ##
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Fedora 33/32/31/30

## BIOS ##
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

## UEFI ##
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

8.4 Update /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/61-gdm.rules

Comment line which starts with DRIVER==”nvidia”:

# disable Wayland on Hi1710 chipsets
ATTR{vendor}=="0x19e5", ATTR{device}=="0x1711", RUN+="/usr/libexec/gdm-runtime-config set daemon WaylandEnable false"
# disable Wayland when using the proprietary nvidia driver
#DRIVER=="nvidia", RUN+="/usr/libexec/gdm-runtime-config set daemon WaylandEnable false"
# disable Wayland if modesetting is disabled
IMPORT{cmdline}="nomodeset", RUN+="/usr/libexec/gdm-runtime-config set daemon WaylandEnable false"

8.5 Generate initramfs

## Backup old initramfs nvidia-nomodeset image ##
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nvidia-nomodeset.img
 
## Create new initramfs image ##
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

8.6 Reboot

reboot

When you system boot you should be able to select GNOME Wayland session, login using it and open terminal and type:

echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE

Output should be Wayland.

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