I've just installed a fresh Linux Mint 18.3 xfce4 distro on my computer, and after several times trying to make Nvidia drivers to work, it seems like it's impossible.
Here's what I did so far:
- I've updated the kernel to 4.15
- I've disabled "nouveau"
- I've downloaded "Cuda" from the official repo
- I've downloaded the 390 driver from Nvidia's website
- I've turned off X
- I've installed the 390 driver and got an "installation successful" at the end.
No matter what, Each time I boot the computer, the Nvidia X server settings say:
And every time I run "nvidia-xconfig" it prompts:"You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server."
But the X server stills saying that I've never edited the configuration file.Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
I'm pretty sure I'm doing something wrong, but at this point I don't know how to solve it. Is there any hint?
Thanks in advance