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  • #67166
    MichaelP
    Member

    Looking for some help in finding a really good tutorial and or how to of installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.

    The video card I have is the ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti.

    Appreciate any and all help you can provide me.

    I tried to Google this but just can not find a up to date information.

    #75130
    Pedro Mateus
    Keymaster

    Last time I did it in Ubuntu was in 2014 and it shouldn’t have changed much since:

    I downloaded the drivers:
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/92712

    Moved it to the home folder for easier access.

    Hit CTRL+ALT+F2, logged in, did

    Code:
    chmod +x NVIDIA*.run

    (this assumes you have the .run file in the home directory)

    Killed X

    Code:
    sudo services lightdm stop

    Ran the installer with sudo

    Code:
    sudo ./NVIDIA*.run

    Followed the prompts, you may want to say yes to the 32bit libraries.

    If you have DKMS installed, you can also register the driver with it so you won’t have to reinstall it with each kernel update.

    #75131
    __eMpTy__
    Participant
    Unaccounted4 wrote:
    Ran the installer with sudo

    Code:
    sudo ./NVIDIA*.run

    I recommend using tab completion instead of ‘NVIDIA*.run’ for the simple reason that if you have multiple binary drivers sitting around (and it will happen) your shell will happily go about installing them in order from oldest to newest. OOPS PITA.

    Also, go ahead and tell it you want to use DKMS… but it doesn’t seem to always work right, so you might have to occasionally reinstall.

    #75132
    MichaelP
    Member

    No Joy,

    I can not access the terminal when I do the CTRL+ALT+F2, get a blank screen.

    Should I be using a different cable connection then HDMI?

    Not sure what to do now.

    Thanks for the information so far.

    #75133
    __eMpTy__
    Participant

    Reboot, and hit left shift after your BIOS screen goes away (you may want to hit it repeatedly as fast as you can starting just before your BIOS screen goes away) to get into the GRUB boot menu. From there you can select “Rescue mode” which will get you to a root console. Then you can install your drivers without needing “sudo”.

    #75134
    MichaelP
    Member

    Thanks Guys for the help, still no joy, seems Ubuntu, Me, and these crazy drivers can not work together.

    I am going to look around on some forums and see if someone else had this issue or going through it too.

    Totally frustrating but it is learning experience for me.

    #75135
    Pedro Mateus
    Keymaster
    __eMpTy__ wrote:
    I recommend using tab completion instead of ‘NVIDIA*.run’ for the simple reason that if you have multiple binary drivers sitting around (and it will happen) your shell will happily go about installing them in order from oldest to newest. OOPS PITA.

    That’s why I move them away from the downloads folder first and only keep the most recent versions.

    #75136
    Frojoe
    Keymaster
    __eMpTy__ wrote:
    Also, go ahead and tell it you want to use DKMS… but it doesn’t seem to always work right, so you might have to occasionally reinstall.

    I find that generally happens when you pull in a mesa update with the new kernel. Mesa’s GL library install messes up a bit of what the nvidia driver does.

    #75137
    Venn Stone
    Keymaster

    Open a terminal and enter:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

    Your system will now fetch the PPA’s key.

    Now run
    sudo apt-get update

    Then
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-355

    Then give it a rebort.

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    #75138
    Frojoe
    Keymaster
    Venn wrote:
    Open a terminal and enter:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

    Your system will now fetch the PPA’s key.

    Now run
    sudo apt-get update

    Then
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-355

    Then give it a rebort.

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    Or you could just use ARCH!

    #75139
    strider
    Participant
    Venn wrote:
    Open a terminal and enter:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

    ^ this.

    Who still messes with the .run installer on Ubuntu in two-thousand fifteen?

    #75140
    MichaelP
    Member

    SUCCESS!

    Thank you All!

    Arch? No, not Arch! That Distro is for Hipsters … those people who drive the Kia Soul and listen to retro 80’s music

    #75142
    Venn Stone
    Keymaster
    strider wrote:
    Venn wrote:
    Open a terminal and enter:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

    ^ this.

    Who still messes with the .run installer on Ubuntu in two-thousand fifteen?

    D-d-did you just agree /w me?

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    #75143
    strider
    Participant
    Venn wrote:
    D-d-did you just agree /w me?

    Of course I did. Anything that require users to drop into a TTY and type shit is utterly broken.

    #75144
    __eMpTy__
    Participant
    strider wrote:
    Venn wrote:
    D-d-did you just agree /w me?

    Of course I did. Anything that require users to drop into a TTY and type shit is utterly broken.

    Spoken like someone who runs Windows 8.1 by choice.

    Also, by that definition Django must be utterly broken.

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