Installing correct NVIDIA drivers on linux mint

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rabitu171
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Installing correct NVIDIA drivers on linux mint

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hi, I just installed Linux Mint on my old laptop and I'm trying to install the graphics driver through the driver manager, problem is that after I installed the driver and restarted the laptop, I booted to Linux but every time I login, screen would just go black and briefly show the nvidia logo and come back to the login screen again. And after many attempts to "fix" the problem, I just reinstalled linux again. I need help actually installing the correct graphics driver on my geforce 8400m GS.
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Re: Installing correct NVIDIA drivers on linux mint

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rabitu171 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:28 pm
hi, I just installed Linux Mint on my old laptop and I'm trying to install the graphics driver through the driver manager, problem is that after I installed the driver and restarted the laptop, I booted to Linux but every time I login, screen would just go black and briefly show the nvidia logo and come back to the login screen again. And after many attempts to "fix" the problem, I just reinstalled linux again. I need help actually installing the correct graphics driver on my geforce 8400m GS.
Before you try installing the driver again. We need more info.

1st. What driver version or versions have you tried?

2nd..regardless...If you are now able to, post the result of inxi -Fxxxrz from a terminal window. Click that </> button ..fifth from the left just about the message window and then copy those results and paste them inside it . It will show up as Paste the results in between the two

Code: Select all

 's so we know what we're working with under the hood to start with.
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Re: Installing correct NVIDIA drivers on linux mint

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i installed the nvidia-340.108-0ubuntu5.20.04.1 driver that the driver manager recommended
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Re: Installing correct NVIDIA drivers on linux mint

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You need to post the information that was previously requested. Use this command in the Terminal: inxi -Fxxxrz

In the Menu at the top, select Edit > Select All and then Edit > Copy

Open the Mint Forum reply window and select </> at the top. Press Ctrl+V to paste the copied lines into a code display window, which is more compact, easier to read and preserves the formatting.
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