How to install NVIDIA graphics driver in Mint

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Goro Daimon
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How to install NVIDIA graphics driver in Mint

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1890815

For anyone looking at this bug report, if you use debian's packages it works. It's vdpau-va-driver:

64 bits:
http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... _amd64.deb

32 bits:
http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... 7_i386.deb

Install both. Then run vainfo.


I think this problem only occurs in Mint 20.
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Re: How to install NVIDIA graphics driver in Mint

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Tnx,
you just may have fixed a problem for me on another PC that I installed POP-OS on and it does not recognize the Nividia graphics card.
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Re: How to install NVIDIA graphics driver in Mint

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Can you edit your post title to reflect the version of Mint that this affects? Thanks for the fix - sounds like Canonical has really dropped the ball here.
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