How to install NVIDIA drivers in LMDE 3

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Zeeman
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How to install NVIDIA drivers in LMDE 3

Post by Zeeman » Tue May 28, 2019 2:29 pm

How to install NVIDIA drivers in LMDE 3: Add the following commands in the terminal

sudo apt-get update (Press enter)

sudo apt-get install nvidia-detect (Press enter)

nvidia-detect (Press enter)

Here nvidia-legacy-304xx-driver is the right driver package for my gpu Install the recommended driver and linux headers:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) nvidia-legacy-304xx-driver (press enter)

the correct kernel will be chosen automatically

I have the info from next page and it works: https://linuxsuperuser.com/install-nvid ... rs-debian/

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Re: How to install NVIDIA drivers in LMDE 3

Post by Tenebris_Umbra » Wed May 29, 2019 5:10 pm

There is also the official Debian wiki guide, worked for me, both on 4.9 and backport 4.19 kernels

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsD ... ary_Driver

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Re: How to install NVIDIA drivers in LMDE 3

Post by axisofevil » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:39 pm

I tried this - text seems a bit misleading.
Running inxi -Gx says that my current driver for my not especially new card is nvidia v: 390.116
However when I run nvidia-detect it says:-
Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GK208 [GeForce GT 730] [10de:1287] (rev a1)
Checking card: NVIDIA Corporation GK208 [GeForce GT 730] (rev a1)
Your card is supported by the default drivers and legacy driver series 340.
It is recommended to install the
nvidia-driver
package.
This is rather misleading.
Attempting to install the nvidia-driverpackage says
nvidia-driver is already the newest version (390.116-1).
So all is well.

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