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#1 2018-11-14 22:27:51

amanre
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How to I install Nvidia drivers

Hi I am new to Bunsenlabs and I find it hard to install nvidia drivers. I did follow the debian wiki but it didnt work for me
Hope someone can help me !

Cheers amanre

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#2 2018-11-14 22:51:03

damo
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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

What is your hardware?

Are you going to be running nvidia-only, or with on-board graphics as well?

Do you have an optimus laptop (which may need bbswitch/bumblebee)?

Nvidia-only is easy!

sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver

Have you searched these forums for answers? Do these HowTos help?

HowTo: GPU rendering on Buster, with Nvidia and Bumblebee (Optimus)

which also refers to...
HowTo get Blender Cycles GPU rendering on Debian 9, with Nvidia


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#3 2018-11-14 23:36:20

amanre
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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

Hi,I have a acer laptop with an gforce 420M and I want to use it for steam gaming
It works fine in arch with the 390xx driver,but I really dont know anything about Bunsenlabs .I like it very much its so fast and light weight
Thanks for your help

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#4 2018-11-15 00:23:57

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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

The current nvidia-driver in Debian Stretch is 384. Why not install it and see if it works? You can always revert to nouveau if desired.


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#5 2018-11-15 09:56:34

amanre
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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

Hi,somehow I managed to install the 390.87 driver from the stretch-backports and it all works fine
Thanks for your help!

Cheers amanre

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#6 2018-11-16 01:12:26

stevep
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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

I have a feeling that Acer laptops with that sort of GPU all use Optimus, but I could be wrong. Installing inxi and the output of "inxi -G" would tell us what's up with your machine, though.

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#7 2018-11-16 16:38:10

amanre
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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

System:    Host: BunsenLabs Kernel: 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Openbox 3.6.1
           Distro: BunsenLabs GNU/Linux 9.6 (Helium)
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire 5742G v: V1.23
           Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 5742G v: V1.23 BIOS: Acer v: V1.23 date: 07/12/2011
Battery    BAT0: charge: 38.4 Wh 100.0% condition: 38.4/44.0 Wh (87%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 M 460 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2534 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1599 MHz 3: 1333 MHz 4: 1466 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 420M]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.04hz, 1680x1050@59.88hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 420M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.87
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3 Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-8-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 88:ae:1d:88:bf:90
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM43225 802.11b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge
           IF: wlp3s0b1 state: down mac: 6a:3b:46:40:80:6a
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1740.4GB (40.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD0 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDA24 size: 240.1GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: HDT721010SLA360 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 189G used: 119G (67%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 62C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 172 Uptime: 1:06 Memory: 949.7/7850.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.5

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#8 2018-11-16 22:30:37

stevep
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Re: How to I install Nvidia drivers

OK, you don't have an Optimus system after all, so you're good as you are.  Have a great time with BL!

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