How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 13

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How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 13

Postby kelebek333 on Sun May 20, 2012 3:22 pm

Nvidia-173 and Nvidia-96 driver not compatible with xorg version in Linux Mint 13.
You can install this drivers with downgrade xorg version.
Additional : My Cinnamon's Mutter problem solved with Nvidia-173 driver as follows in Linux Mint 13.
I use Nvidia 9500 GT

Step 1 : Add Oneiric Repo Sources List

Open sources.list file follwing code.Sources

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


Add this line opened sources.list file and save it.

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deb http://tr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main


Step 2 : Edit preferences file

Open preferences file with following code

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/preferences


Add this lines in opened preferences file and save it

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Package: xorg xserver-xorg*
Pin: release a=oneiric
Pin-Priority: 1050


Step 3 : Downgrade Xorg Version

You can downgrade xorg with following code.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


You can use alternatively following code for downgrade.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xorg xserver-xorg-input-all xserver-xorg-video-all


Step 4 : Now you can install Nvidia 17 or Nvidia 96 driver with following codes.

For Nvidia 173

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-173


For Nvidia 96

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-96


Now you can create xorg.conf file

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sudo nvidia-xconfig


Step 5 : Install Nvidia Settings

You can install nvidia-settings as follows if you have problem from repo version.

For 32 Bit

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wget archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings_270.29-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i nvidia-settings*


For 64 Bit

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wget archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings_270.29-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i nvidia-settings*


You can right click&block nvidia-settings package upgrade on Update Manager.

Nvidia 173 Support List

GeForce 200 series:
GTX 280, GTX 260

GeForce 9 series:
9800 GX2, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9800 GT, 9600 GT, 9600 GSO, 9500 GT

GeForce 8 series:
8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GT, 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, 8600 GT, 8600 GS, 8500 GT, 8400 SE, 8400 GS, 8400, 8300 GS, 8300, 8200 / nForce 730a, 8200, 8100 / nForce 720a

GeForce 7 series:
7950 GX2, 7950 GT, 7900 GTX, 7900 GT/GTO, 7900 GS, 7800 SLI, 7800 GTX, 7800 GS, 7650 GS, 7600 LE, 7600 GT, 7600 GS, 7550 LE, 7500 LE, 7350 LE, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7300 LE, 7300 GT, 7300 GS, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a

GeForce 6 series:
6800 XT, 6800 XE, 6800 Ultra, 6800 LE, 6800 GT, 6800 GS/XT, 6800 GS, 6800, 6700 XL, 6610 XL, 6600 VE, 6600 LE, 6600 GT, 6600, 6500, 6250, 6200 TurboCache, 6200SE TurboCache, 6200 LE, 6200 A-LE, 6200, 6150SE nForce 430, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6150 LE, 6150, 6100 nForce 420, 6100 nForce 405, 6100 nForce 400, 6100

GeForce 5 FX series:
PCX 5900, PCX 5750, PCX 5300, FX 5950 Ultra, FX 5900ZT, FX 5900XT, FX 5900 Ultra, FX 5900, FX 5800 Ultra, FX 5800, FX 5700VE, FX 5700 Ultra, FX 5700LE, FX 5700, FX 5600XT, FX 5600 Ultra, FX 5600, FX 5500, FX 5200 Ultra, FX 5200LE, FX 5200, FX 5100

Quadro FX series:
FX 700, FX 570, FX 5600, FX 560, FX 5500, FX 550, FX 540, FX 500/FX 600, FX 4700 X2, FX 4600, FX 4500 X2, FX 4500, FX 4000, FX 3700, FX 370, FX 3500, FX 350, FX 3450, FX 3400/4400, FX 330, FX 3000, FX 2000, FX 1700, FX 1500, FX 1400, FX 1300, FX 1100, FX 1000

Quadro FX Notebook series:
FX 570M, FX 370M, FX 360M, FX 3600M, FX 2700M, FX 1700M, FX 1600M

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 440, NVS 290, NVS 285

Quadro Plex series:
Model IV, Model II

Quadro G-Sync series:
G-Sync II, G-Sync I

Quadro SDI series:
Quadro SDI

GPU Computing Processor series:
Tesla C870


Nvidia 96 Support List

GeForce 4 MX series:
MX Integrated GPU, MX 460, MX 440SE (AGP 8X), MX 440-SE, MX 440 (AGP 8X), MX 440, MX 420 (AGP 8X), MX 420, MX 4000

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 55/280 PCI, NVS 50, NVS 450, NVS 440, NVS 420, NVS 295, NVS 290, NVS 285, NVS 280, NVS 210

Quadro 4 Go series:
700 GoGL, 550 XGL, 500 GoGL

Quadro 2 Go series:
MXR/EX/Go

GeForce 4 Ti series:
Ti 4800 SE, Ti 4800, Ti 4600, Ti 4400, Ti 4200 (AGP 8X), Ti 4200

GeForce 2 series:
Ti 500, Ti 200, GeForce3

Quadro 2 MXR series:
Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go


Sources
http://forum.linuxmint.org.tr/index.php/topic,3707.msg32613.html#msg32613
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11890448#post11890448
http://forum.ubuntu-tr.net/index.php?topic=33398.msg400403#msg400403
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby JigglyPuff on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:55 am

Thank you for an excellent solution!

It was very clear and well explained.

Much appreciated. :)
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby sosilent on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:00 pm

Took the exact same steps as described in tutorial, but after reboot, my screen is blank. Seems if resolution is not supported by monitor.
Someone knows how to fix this?
I'm new to Linux. Thanks!
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby kelebek333 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:43 am

If you want to reach desktop envoirement, open your system with revovery mode.
Select remount then root on the recovery menu.
Type following code for remove xorg.conf file.

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sudo rm -rf /etc/X11/xorg.conf


If your video card is Nvidia FX 5x00 series, you can try open source driver.
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby Alanarchy on Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:51 am

Aaron Plattner released new Nvidia 96 drivers this week which work perfectly with my GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x on Mint 13.

https://plus.google.com/118125769023950 ... fCBEGaPHnX

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthr ... ?p=2569666
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby Partynoud on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:46 pm

Alanarchy wrote:Aaron Plattner released new Nvidia 96 drivers this week which work perfectly with my GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x on Mint 13.

https://plus.google.com/118125769023950 ... fCBEGaPHnX

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthr ... ?p=2569666



Hi Alanarchy,

If you go to the FTP-site of Aaron Plattner than you download 2 files:
Nvidia pkg0.run aand Nvidia pkg1.run am I Right?

But with which command can I make those files work?
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby redsand on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:36 pm

I'm very new at this but wanted to thank the originator. After some frustrating hours trying things which didn't work I was able to follow the instructions here and my wife's computer now boots into KDE perfectly and with no problems. A real shame the distro couldn't have detected and done this out of the gate but hey it works! The Gedit threw me for a loop as it wasn't installed but I managed to figure that out and everything else went pretty smooth. A few questions about updates came up and I believe I responded "Y". I can't pretend to understand all I watched on the terminal screen either. Mostly just Thank you and kudos.

RS
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby eMcE on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:45 am

This is my way to install 17x series on Mint 13 Mate.
Without any X downgrade.

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GFX card: Nvidia FX 5200
Driver version: 173.14.36 Certified
Release Date: 2012.10.04
Operating System: Linux
Language: English (U.S.)
File Size: 21.6 MB
Added support for xserver ABI 13 (xorg-server 1.13).
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First, just in case:
1. Backup your system.
2. Install "ppa-purge" from here:
https://launchpad.net/ppa-purge/

Now "nvidia stuff"..
This way works on almost every machine.

1. Make sure you have these packages on your system if you don't, then install it:
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sudo apt-get install linux-source
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic


2. Download drivers for your GFX card from here:
http://www.nvidia.com
and save them to your /home directory.

3. Make downloaded file executable:
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$ sudo chmod a+x NVIDIA-here_version_number.run


4. Reboot

5. Go to "Recovery mode" - in Grub menu.

6. Go to "Root console" or "net console" - your filesystem must be mounted as R/W or use command:
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mount -o remount,rw /


7. Open "blacklist" as admin:
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$ sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

At end of file add this line and save it:
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blacklist nouveau


8. Remove the previous nvidia drivers and packages:
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$ sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*


9. Block "Kernel Nouveau":
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$ echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
$ update-initramfs -u


10. Reboot and go again to "Root console".
11. Change the mode to "init 3": (optional - may not work on every system - if not, go to next step)
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$ init 3


12. Install your downloaded driver:
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$ sudo sh NVIDIA-here_version_number.run

or:
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$ sudo ./NVIDIA-here_version_number.run


After installation finish, reboot again and you're done :)

If still your 3D don't work, edit file xorg.conf:
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sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Find section:
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Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nv"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection


and change them to something like this:
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Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection


Driver -> from "nv" to "nvidia"
Save, reboot and should works fine.

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Maybe it will help someone.
I tried this method has repeatedly -> works.
Of course, there are also exceptions. I have once one card that don't want to work with this.

If that does not work, you can try to install drivers from this repos:
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ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

or
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ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

But I recommend caution and read about them in advance. These are the experimental repositories!

GreetZ!
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby Papillon on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:53 am

This worked for me (Mint 13, MATE, GeForce FX Go5200) and is even simpler:

- If X started, then switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop (probably optional)
- sudo apt-get install nvidia-173-updates (this installs driver version 173.14.36)
- edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and replace "vesa" with "nvidia" in the Device section.
- reboot
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby mehdibo on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Is it the same on Linux mint 16 ?
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Re: How To : Install Nvidia-173 or Nvidia-96 in Linux Mint 1

Postby josefg on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:18 pm

mehdibo wrote:Is it the same on Linux mint 16 ?

And is it the same on Linux Mint 17?
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