nvidia-driver-update default installation version: 440.36 (updated December 05, 2019)
This week we update NVIDIA drivers in our repository. All drivers are CUDA 10 compatible. Added drivers version:
To update the drivers use the
After conducting our tests we choose version 418.43 for installation by default if no arguments given to nvidia-driver-update. This version supports all the latest NVIDIA RTX cards and also gives 2x time lower system load on algos such as x16 family, cuckoo and others.
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 1660ti, 2060, 2070, 2080, 2080ti series Sometimes special optimization in some miners have a positive effect on hashrate but only for some algorithms and Pascal family of top-end cards - 10xx.
Then we will start.
We strongly recommend using Hive Shell for proper driver update procedure. Of course, if you can use local console - use it or if your rigs located in the same LAN with your PC/laptop then you can use for example SSH-clients such as standlone app PuTTY or working in browser ShellInABox instead Hive Shell.
The update procedure is quite simple. Step 1 - Start Hive Shell Step 2 - Execute the following commands:
The driver update procedure takes 5-10 min if you’re using an SSD/HDD and 30+ min if you’re using a slow drive such as an 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 driver to desired version. In this case command line for nvidia-driver-update tool must contain URL to desired driver version.
For example downgrade to 396.54:
In some cases the update procedure can sometimes fail with the following error:In case this happens, please retry the update procedure - in most cases it will help fix the error.
If installation stops with the following error:in this case, reboot rig and repeat the update procedure.
During the installation new driver nvidia-driver-update uninstalls the previous version of the driver. If uninstallation stops with the following error:
It can be caused by falling current driver or application which is still using driver. Reboot the rig and retry the installation procedure.
During installation new driver nvidia-driver-update uninstalls the previous version of the driver. If uninstallation stops with the following error (Received signal SIGBUS; aborting):No solution yet… Not reproducible.
rm /hive-drivers-pack/NV*command to your worker - it will delete all the available NVIDIA driver archives)
By default TMP directory is on RAM disk so you need to enable logs to have some space: logs-on reboot
If your miner doesn't start to work of works incorrectly after the update, you can repeat driver update procedure or downgrade driver version as described above (see install desired driver version).