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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Monsta on Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:58 am

Chris621 wrote:I tried the method suggested by proxima-centauri to install a driver for my GE Force 9500 GT graphics card in Linux Mint 11

There must be a very good reason to completely ignore jockey-gtk tool and to use the tutorial for the wrong Mint edition...
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby mgh on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:52 pm

I am also stuck at the command line.

I followed instructions in the 1st post of this discussion. When that bombed my system,
I did: sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-kernel-dkms
and then did sudo nvidia-xconfig

That did me no good. I am still stuck at the command line.

What else can I try?

Thanks for any help.

PS. I have not tried removing nouveau
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby proxima_centauri on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Assuming the steps or equivalent were followed to my second post in this topic.

Try removing nouveau
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    apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby mgh on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:57 pm

Man! That did not do it either, still stuck at terminal.

Would it hurt to start all over? Follow all the steps again (of course this time I will be at command line, not in terminal)?
Any other ideas?

Thanks for the response.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Darcy on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:39 pm

I have followed the instructions 3 times, yet I cannot get past the command line blinking cursor.
I found that that binutils file (2.21 installed) does meet Nvidias requirements (2.9.5) to install the 290.5 driver. How much difference would this make?
I am old and senile (I think) please be nice.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby GregE on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:37 am

A couple of suggestions

You could try the traditional Debian way in an LMDE install using module assistant

http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

Plus many people are having NVidia issues with the latest 3.2 kernels, try booting from an older kernel then try and fix the nvidia driver.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby lqua on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:02 pm

Thanks, grraf, your procedure worked flawlessly on my freshly installed and fully updated 64-bit LMDE 12.

As a result, I now have Nvidia's 280.13 drivers installed. Good enough for something entirely pain-free! :P
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby mgh on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:22 pm

I wish I could say the same! I do not know what I screwed up, but I was stuck at command line, and none of the solutions I tried from there did anything at all.

I finally gave up on Mint, and I have been using Mint since version 5. I installed Ubuntu, choose F6 when booting off of live CD, disable nomodeset, let Ubuntu do its thing, and I did not have to install any additional drivers after that, on first boot after install, I had my native display resolution.

I am glad others are finding the solution for NVIDIA drivers, and I appreciate the attempts here to help me out.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby CapitalG on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:54 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:TL:DR;

For the newer nvidia cards listed in http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... chips.html

install the following packages through Package Manager or terminal:
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apt install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig


For older cards listed in http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... dix-a.html

install the following packages through Package Manager or terminal:
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apt install nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-173xx build-essential
nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig


For ancient cards listed in http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... dix-a.html

Install the following packages through Package Manager or terminal:
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apt install nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx build-essential
nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig


When done, execute nvidia-xconfig in terminal. After a reboot, the driver is installed.
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sudo nvidia-xconfig


* Full credit to fnkbss; copied from http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331

EDIT:
Suggested to remove or blacklist the default nouveau driver after nvidia driver installation. (Thank you Elmacus for the recommendation)

Some users have reported trouble with removing the nouveau driver, and I recommend performing the blacklist only.

To blacklist:
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sudo echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf


Removal (in terminal):
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apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1a


worked perfectly :D if there is a kernel upgrade though will it break it?
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby neon_overload on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:48 pm

CapitalG wrote:worked perfectly :D if there is a kernel upgrade though will it break it?


The benefit of using the DKMS package (nvidia-kernel-dkms) is that when you upgrade your kernel, it should automatically trigger a re-compile of that DKMS module for the new kernel if necessary, just like it did when you installed nvidia-kernel-dkms for the first time.

So the system should keep ensuring that there's a module compiled for your installed kernels, all by itself. DKMS is cool that way.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby joebobwilson on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:58 pm

grraf's suggestion together with removing neavou worked perfectly for me. Simple and painless. Thanks!
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Adelante on Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:25 pm

Doing this made all the difference for me. In great shape now. Thank you.

proxima_centauri wrote:Assuming the steps or equivalent were followed to my second post in this topic.

Try removing nouveau
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    apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby LMNewb on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:10 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:TL:DR;

For the newer nvidia cards listed in http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... chips.html

install the following packages through Package Manager or terminal:
Code: Select all
apt install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig


For older cards listed in http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... dix-a.html

install the following packages through Package Manager or terminal:
Code: Select all
apt install nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-173xx build-essential
nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig


For ancient cards listed in http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... dix-a.html

Install the following packages through Package Manager or terminal:
Code: Select all
apt install nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx build-essential
nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig


When done, execute nvidia-xconfig in terminal. After a reboot, the driver is installed.
Code: Select all
sudo nvidia-xconfig


* Full credit to fnkbss; copied from http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331

EDIT:
Suggested to remove or blacklist the default nouveau driver after nvidia driver installation. (Thank you Elmacus for the recommendation)

Some users have reported trouble with removing the nouveau driver, and I recommend performing the blacklist only.

To blacklist:
Code: Select all
sudo echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf


Removal (in terminal):
Code: Select all
apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1a



I followed this. However, it now takes several minutes for my computer to boot. I keep getting a error message:

"ata3: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)"

This times out after over a minute or two, and the boot proceeds normally. Can this be fixed? If not, is there a way to revert the install of the nvidia binaries? Thanks!
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby toomuchcoffee on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:23 pm

Hmm...

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troll@lair ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card nVidia GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] X.Org 1.11.4 Res: 1680x1050@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer Gallium 0.4 on NVC4 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.11.2


I don't know what the F is that (Gallium??), all I know is that I have some screen corruption.. and I thought LMDE shipped with the latest Nvidia drivers? Hmm...

edit:

Never mind, steps on the first page worked, no longer have screen corruption, pheww :mrgreen: .
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby zerozero on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:52 am

LMNewb wrote:I followed this. However, it now takes several minutes for my computer to boot. I keep getting a error message:

"ata3: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)"

all the hits i can find in google point to something else but this nvidia drivers install (the fact that you see it at the same time might be a coincidence)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/256637
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/668392
https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/vi ... c_id=26379
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/is-this-normal-operation-for-a-sata-hot-swap-825331/
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby craigevil on Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:15 pm

Debian User Forums • View topic - Nvidia driver - Debian way, custom (or not) kernel. - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10812

Or just be lazy and use smxi to install Nvidia. :)
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby powerhouse on Thu May 03, 2012 4:03 am

@proximacentauri:

Thanks for providing this simple, concise tutorial for installing the proprietary nvidia driver. After some unsuccessful attempts trying different tutorials, this one worked right away, with only one modification:

Instead of apt install ... I had to use apt-get install ...

Reference: LMDE 12 Cinnamon/Mate, April 2012 release using the 290... Nvidia driver for a PNY Quadro 600 card.

Important: I think that in my previous attempts the nouveau driver messed up the Nvidia proprietary driver install. In the end I was left with a text only environment, but your tutorial and the blacklisting of the nouveau driver worked out of the box and fixed the problem.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby gychang on Thu May 03, 2012 10:37 pm

thank you so much, my desktop is just beautiful. Running debian-xfce.

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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby merc1973 on Fri May 11, 2012 12:32 pm

Quick question, should I Blacklist as soon as the nVidia driver is installed or wait after reboot?
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri May 11, 2012 1:45 pm

merc1973 wrote:Quick question, should I Blacklist as soon as the nVidia driver is installed or wait after reboot?

Right after installation.
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