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Need some help installing nvidia drivers [SOLVED]
« on: November 09, 2018, 08:17:58 pm »
Going to admit right off the bat, I am a linux noob. I messed around with Kubuntu very slightly about 6 years ago, but other than that, total noob.

After having nonstop issues with Windows 10 for the last 4 months, I finally decided to make the jump to Linux as my primary OS. Fresh install today, GameOver Edition, and have been setting up since this morning. My first attempt was doing things, as I have seen it referred to, in the debian way. sudo apt-get nvidia-drivers. Completely bricked the install, upon reboot and after the grub screen all I got was a black screen with a flickering cursor in the upper left. Reinstalled sparky and started researching. Most answers I saw pointed me to the Device Driver Manager, which when I attempted to install gave me this as an output.

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Depends: gir1.2-webkit-3.0  but it is not installable
 Depends: nvidia-detect but it is not going to be installed
 Depends: nvidia-installer-cleanup
 Depends: apt-show-versions but it is not going to be installed
 Depends: kdesudo  but it is not installable or
    gksu  but it is not installable

So I started doing some more research and I guess DDM is no longer being supported(?) I could be wrong, but as I am at a loss, I come asking for help.  :-[
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 09:56:40 pm by Severs »

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Re: Need some help installing nvidia drivers
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 05:52:18 pm »
Ok, so a little bit of an update here, not the results were any different but after a few hours I did figure out that the Nvidia drivers could be downloaded from the ATPus program (repository?) and I did try installing it from there, but again no luck. Bricks the install with the same black screen issue.

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Re: Need some help installing nvidia drivers
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 08:03:40 pm »
Looks like the DDM works with gksu, which is available for stable line, so... have to fork it, stay tuned.
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Re: Need some help installing nvidia drivers
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 08:47:05 pm »
At this point, I've got nothing but patience so I'm going nowhere yet. Thanks for taking the time to look into it.

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Re: Need some help installing nvidia drivers [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 06:34:42 pm »
Last update on this, I was talking with a few people about the issue in another community, and they gave me this command to use:
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sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's/[^-]*-[^-]*-//') nvidia-driver nvidia-kernel-dkms

I'm sure to someone more experienced with linux, this might be second nature, but for someone coming in flying blind like myself not so much. I did see the issue reported a lot when i was researching the issue, so I figured I'd share it with other newbies who might be flying blind as well. :D

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Re: Need some help installing nvidia drivers [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 11:12:27 pm »
The DDM package is updated so can be installed on Sparky 5/Debian Buster now.
It starts from the menu or via command:
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pkexec ddm
DDM in stable repos is with no changes.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
Danielle Steel