I am using Debian Linux Buster 10 with a Nvidia RTX 2060 card I have included back ports non-free so I have the Nvidia 440.82 drm installed. I am using Blender version 2.83. The card is recognize just not the optiX. I was under the impression that this driver supported this function.
So after further study linux needs a package called libnvoptix1. This is a linked library that blender needs to run optiX once I installed this it recognized and worked. I am getting two warnings while rendering the classroom find_node_operation: Failed for (DRIVER, 'cycles.seed') libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile Anyone ever see these.