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

Spaceman Spiff
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:

    deb buster main
    deb-src 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

    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)


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

Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 677  

Re: Installing nvidia?


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:

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.



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


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