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Updating Nvidia Drivers - Mint

Discussion in 'Linux Guides (Generic)' started by booman, Apr 21, 2016.

  • by booman, Apr 21, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Installing and Updating to the newest Nvidia driver has always been a frustration for me. When I looked up step-by-step tutorials they included a lot of Terminal steps where one missed step can cause your system to be completely unusable.

    Mint 17.3 has a simple way to update drivers with only a few clicks


    Launch Mint Update Manager
    Click Edit
    Click Software sources

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    Click PPA's button on the left side
    Click "Add a new PPA..."

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    Paste this Graphics Drivers PPA:
    Code:
    ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
    Click OK

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    Read up on this PPA notes
    Click OK

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    Click "Update the cache" on the top right

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    Updating will include the new Graphics Drivers repository in your updates

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    Close Update Manager

    Launch Driver Manager
    Code:
    Menu/Administration/Driver Manager
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    Driver Manager will automatically update cache

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    Check the newest Nvidia driver available for your GeForce card
    Click "Apply Changes" bottom left

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    Wait while it downloads and installs
    Click Restart or just restart Mint from the Menu

    After restarting confirm the driver is installed by opening Nvidia X Server Settings
    Code:
    Menu/Administration/Nvidia X Server Settings
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Discussion in 'Linux Guides (Generic)' started by booman, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. cloasters
    Philosophical in the extreme, well done! Maybe I took the "the soldier has only one right: to complain" too far? Or is that too long?

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