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Author Topic: HOWTO install nvidia proprietary driver on Vector Linux 7.2.  (Read 154 times)

nightflier

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Identify your card with terminal command:
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lspci | grep VGA

Find the driver for your card on nvidia's site:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

In my case, I needed the 340.96 version - NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.96.run

In a terminal, as root, install necessary kernel source:
Code: [Select]
slapt-get -u
slapt-get -i kernel4.4-stripped-src

Reboot computer and select TUI mode.
Log in as root.
Make the downloaded file executable and run it:
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chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.96.run
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.96.run

On first run, it will detect that nouveau is running and offer to disable it.
Let it do so, then reboot to TUI again.
You will probably notice that the display now is running at a lower resolution.
Log in as root and run the installer a second time.

On our 32-bit version, it is easy to read and follow the instructions.

On the 64-bit version, the display gets corrupted and you have to pay close attention.
During the first run, press keys in this sequence:
left arrow
enter
left arrow
enter
enter

During the second run, the sequence is this:
left arrow
enter
right arrow
enter
left arrow
enter

You can see the processes here:
https://asciinema.org/a/4vp9rg4t75cx7945u1ui95c7z
https://asciinema.org/a/5dwmni6n338du6oht53ohjo2f
« Last Edit: July 30, 2016, 09:26:21 am by nightflier »
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rbistolfi

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Re: HOWTO install nvidia proprietary driver on Vector Linux 7.2.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 06:28:44 am »

Thanks Roy! This worked fine in my test.
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