Which NVIDIA drivers to install in LMDE 3 for GTX 1050?

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Which NVIDIA drivers to install in LMDE 3 for GTX 1050?

Post by anirudh99 »

I have a laptop with GTX 1050 , I once installed nvidia-390 through apt but then on cinnamon crushed every few moments so I had to reinstall LMDE 3 which I did but now I don't know which drivers to install , when I searched for it on official NVIDIA drivers page it suggested 418.56. is this the right one?

these are setting that I used for searching,
Product Type: GeForce
Product Series: 10 Series
Product: 1050
Operating System: Linux 64 Bit
Download Type: Game Ready Driver

and this is the output of command inxi -Fx,
System: Host: anirudh Kernel: 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.11-1) Distro: LMDE 3 (cindy)
Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X705UDR v: 1.0
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X705UDR v: 1.0 UEFI: American Megatrends v: X705UDR.302 date: 09/27/2017
Battery BAT0: charge: 24.0 Wh 63.0% condition: 38.1/42.1 Wh (91%) model: ASUSTeK ASUS status: Discharging
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-8550U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 15936
clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 796 MHz 4: 799 MHz 5: 790 MHz 6: 799 MHz
7: 787 MHz 8: 799 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5917 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8d bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT1.5 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Device 9d71 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: ALSA v: k4.9.0-8-amd64
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (1.8% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Micron_1100_MTFD size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 899G used: 5.1G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 18.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 226 Uptime: 37 min Memory: 1755.8/15934.1MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.5
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Re: Which NVIDIA drivers to install in LMDE 3 for GTX 1050?

Post by youstupiddarkness »

That's an Optimus laptop, and you're using the Intel GPU unless you set up and use Bumblebee. I would also recommend using the 4.19 kernel and firmware packages in stretch-backports to get the best out of your new 2018 Intel hardware.

Since you don't use the Nvidia card all the time, how did the 390.87 drivers make your system crash? They are stable with the 1050 Ti on my MSI Optimus laptop.
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