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#1 2021-03-30 01:02:20

Spaceman Spiff
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Registered: 2019-03-03
Posts: 29  

Installing nvidia?

Is this correct? Install nvidia detect, run, then install driver. Is it that all or am I missing something?

How to install NVIDIA driver using Debian repository step by step instructions

    Enable the non-free and contrib repository.

    As an administrative user open the /etc/apt/sources.list and add the non-free repository. For example change the repository definition:

    FROM:
    deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ buster main
    TO:
    deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ buster main non-free contrib

    Once ready update the repository index files using the below command:

    # apt update

    Install nvidia-detect utility by execution of the below command:

    # apt -y install nvidia-detect

    Detect your Nvidia card model and suggested Nvidia driver. To do so execute the above installed nvidia-detect command. For example:

    # nvidia-detect
    Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] [10de:1c03] (rev a1)

    Checking card:  NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] (rev a1)
    Your card is supported by the default drivers and legacy driver series 390.
    It is recommended to install the
        nvidia-driver
    package.

    As suggested install the recommended driver by the previous step:

    # apt install nvidia-driver

    All done. Reboot your Debian 10 Buster Linux box:

    # systemctl reboot

Last edited by Spaceman Spiff (2021-03-30 01:03:07)

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#2 2021-03-30 12:39:08

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 677  

Re: Installing nvidia?

Hello:

Spaceman Spiff wrote:

Is this correct?

How to install NVIDIA driver ...

I had quite a few issues with the nVidia installation in Beowulf, but then I was installing the legacy340xx version which may or may not had been the cause of my problems.

In any case, have a read here, don't skip anything:

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3820

Dev1 member HevyDevy figured out what was going on and how to do it properly.
By following his instructions I was able to successfully install the 340xx in Beowulf.

Apparently his last post/access was 2020-09-20, if you run into trouble with this maybe he'll chip in.
But the instructions he posted were rock solid.

Cheers,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2021-03-30 12:40:13)

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