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Want To Install NVIDIA Drivers

Post by tb75252 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:28 pm

I am using LMDE 2, 64-bit.

I found these instructions on how to install NVIDIA drivers: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331. However, my video card (EVGA GeForce GT 620) is not listed!

How do I install the drivers for the card? My video card is not that old, so I am surprised that it is not listed...

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Re: Want To Install NVIDIA Drivers

Post by drydenp » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:31 pm

It is supported just fine.

The nVidia driver supports the entire 6xx family.

This how-to is also 5 years old.

Installing nVidia drivers is probably not more difficult than:

sudo apt install nvidia-361

That's really all there is to it. nVidia doesn't have a framebuffer driver though, which makes it very annoying to use the TTY terminals (when you press ctrl-alt-f2 etc) because they are such a low resolution.

I wish it would load nVidia only for X, like it did in the past (?).

edit: unless I am mistaken about Debian.

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Re: Want To Install NVIDIA Drivers

Post by kevinthefixer » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:02 pm

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