Install any Synaptic packages before nvidia gpu drivers?

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Install any Synaptic packages before nvidia gpu drivers?

Postby inthosetrees on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:52 pm

Hi

I have installed a number of Nvidia drivers in linux Olivia 15 32 bit.

To be honest i haven't been happy with any of them.

I have seen on numerous websites, to install certain packages first

linux-kernel-headers *
build-essential

Are any packages needed before i install latest Nvidia gpu drivers.

It seems counter productive to not mention this before you install ?

Thanks
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Re: Install any Synaptic packages before nvidia gpu drivers?

Postby passerby on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:10 pm

It depends on how you're installing the drivers. I should think you'd only need the kernel headers and build-essential if you're installing the nvidia dkms module.
Installing nvidia-current straight from Synaptic, you shouldn't need to grab any additional packages.
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