I am more of a bumblebee fan because I don't have to log out. This tool is designed to be distribution-agnostic, compiling and installing the latest drivers on any Linux distribution. I have tried almost all the suggestions above, but none worked for me. If you want to get adventurous, move on to Step 5. With Proton, Valve has officially whitelisted only 27 games which you can find.
Then use the lsmod command to check your installation status with the following command. If you are using Nvidia graphics card, this article will show you how to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu and its derivatives such as Linux Mint. After the installation is complete, reboot the system. If you already own them on Windows, just install them normally. I wrote the annotated installation guide in. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: nvidia-304 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-13 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-14 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-15 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-18 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-19 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-20 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-23 Depends: xserver-xorg-core but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
The installation will take some time to download and compile, around 5 -10 minute. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. For drivers that have been tested and packaged by Ubuntu volunteers, you have two options: current and current-updates. While using Ubuntu, a Linux based operating system, many people don't know how to get nvidia driver updates. Coming here from a long time, I had many nasty issues with Ubuntu over the years, right now I am on Fedora 23, and they mention in documentation that bumblebee+nouveau + gnome-shell does not work with gdm.
This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. I have Acer Aspire laptop with Nvidia GeForce 820M. This site is not in any way affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by, Microsoft Corporation. The website provides a complete library of Nvidia graphic drivers available for download, which will run on almost all Linux operating systems. First of all, reset everything to default. The performance is poor, and 3D capabilities are usually non-existent.
It's not like you always need to install the propitiatory ubuntu nvidia drivers. Find out the right driver version for your graphics card Visit Fill in the details about your graphics card and system and then click Search. It is also possible that the driver is not available in your system's driver database. Install Recommended Nvidia Driver This will install a fairly recent driver, but not the absolute latest. Installation is pretty easy and it uses a ppa repository. This may be necessary if you have an older model GeForce card. To get the most recent software for your card, you can use a.
You can use command dir to be able to see your exact driver's name. Here you have the purge… me like it a lot…. I used the first procedure to install the nvidia 304 drivers in Black Lab Enterprise linux. This is no longer necessary, since the nvidia driver would blacklist nouveau itself. But, there is no prompt for password entering. You can verify this with the lspci command.
Verify the installation The last thing to do is verify that the nvidia drivers are loaded and working. After installing, don't forget to logout or reboot, and log back in. This tutorial is tested on Ubuntu 17. Run the following commands to set it up. The next question is, which version? Then install the latest stable nvidia graphics which is nvidia-387 at the time of writing this article What do I do, please, to find the latest stable nvidia graphics driver at the time which is moments before I install it which is months later that the time of writing this article, and will at some point be years later. If you'd wanted stable, if you'd wanted free, nouveau was fine.
Try with a newer version of driver that you can download. Alternatively, if you prefer to install other version of Nvidia drivers other than the recommended one, enter the following command line to install your desired driver package for example, if you want to install nvidia-387 instead. The tool allows to configure the resolution of the monitor. The steps in brief are as follows. If you agree with the recommended driver, enter the following command line to install it automatically. And alternatively, from terminal, install nvidia-331 for v331 , nvidia-337 for v337 or nvidia-current for very recent version.
Newer releases usually deal with removing bugs and improving performance on newer cards. They should not just be uninstalled, but every shred of their prior existence must be eradicated. You may bump into bugs even if you download the latest graphics drivers directly from the manufacturer. Note: In case you're facing a black screen or low after rebooting, you can fix it like below. In the first line you added another software source to Ubuntu, allowing you to snag the latest and greatest graphics drivers. Below is the solution which works for me consistently.
At the time of writing, the latest version was Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 1. You should also install any available updates for Ubuntu from Update Manager before continuing. The meaning is obvious, if the kernel driver is nouveau, then it's using the open source driver, if it's nvidia, then the propitiatory driver is in use. The one which now shows has the indication proprietary. There are tons of solutions for these problems online. Browse other questions tagged or. However we shall install the drivers from ppa to make things easier.