LMDE2 and Nvidia drivers (no guides work)

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mzry
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LMDE2 and Nvidia drivers (no guides work)

Post by mzry » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:27 am

Hi all,

I have been trying to install LMDE 2 (latest ISO 2017) on my machine with a GTX 1070 GPU and H70 Chipset mobo without success. I have done extensive searches online and have tried many different methods, but all end with X not being able to boot. Could anyone please give me some advice? Thank you.

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Re: LMDE2 and Nvidia drivers (no guides work)

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Which guides have you been readng? Many LMDE users who are new to Linux don't seem to be aware that you can't use a lot of config solutions meant for Ubuntu based Mint. Ubuntu and Mint are both Debian based but they're different. And Debian is more restrictive.

I'd start with this ...

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

... and if you aren't aware of this already LMDE 2 is based on Debian Jessie.

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Re: LMDE2 and Nvidia drivers (no guides work)

Post by mzry » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:46 am

Hoser Rob wrote:Which guides have you been readng? Many LMDE users who are new to Linux don't seem to be aware that you can't use a lot of config solutions meant for Ubuntu based Mint. Ubuntu and Mint are both Debian based but they're different. And Debian is more restrictive.

I'd start with this ...

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

... and if you aren't aware of this already LMDE 2 is based on Debian Jessie.
Thank you man, I really appreciate it. I followed that guide and it worked perfectly. I don't know if you have the power, but someone should remove this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331 - as it is the number 1 hit when searching for 'install nvidia lmde'. I think it might be sending a lot of people astray, including me originally.

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Re: LMDE2 and Nvidia drivers (no guides work)

Post by catweazel » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:59 am

mzry wrote:I don't know if you have the power, but someone should remove this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331 - as it is the number 1 hit when searching for 'install nvidia lmde'. I think it might be sending a lot of people astray, including me originally.

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Re: LMDE2 and Nvidia drivers (no guides work)

Post by mzry » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:07 am

Yeah but it is still the number one search result, not everyone would look at the date. Surely someone has the power to edit it.

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