[SOLVED]Nvidia driver not working LinuxMint18.3

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[SOLVED]Nvidia driver not working LinuxMint18.3

Post by BadSysOp » Thu May 31, 2018 2:41 pm

Hello there,
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:
"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."
And every time I run "nvidia-xconfig" it prompts:
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'
But the X server stills saying that I've never edited the configuration file.
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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
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Re: Nvidia driver not working LinuxMint18.3

Post by kc1di » Thu May 31, 2018 4:19 pm

You would be better off installing through the Nvidia PPA that way Nouveau will be blacklisted and not loaded on reboot.
you can find info on that process here: http://www.webupd8.org/2016/06/how-to-i ... rs-in.html

First remove all Nividia drivers you've already installed. with this command

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sudo apt purge nvidia*
then set up the ppa and install via that route.
good Luck.
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Re: Nvidia driver not working LinuxMint18.3

Post by BadSysOp » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:32 am

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I Tried it the way you suggested, and right now, the driver manager window doesn't seem to work correctly since it keeps saying
"No proprietary driver in use"
:?:
When 390 driver is selected and installed.
Never mind, checking the system trough the terminal shows the 390 driver installed. So I think I've already managed to get them to work.

Thank you so much!

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Re: Nvidia driver not working LinuxMint18.3

Post by kc1di » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:46 am

Glad it's working out for you :)
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