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[How-To] Install the latest NVIDIA Drivers in Linux Mint 16 (petra)

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  1. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    I have done over 5-6 manual installations and nothing ever gone wrong. If you know how to revert/uninstall the drivers then you are safe, imho.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-331
    I think that should do it, of course the correct name of the driver would suffice.
    Then again, I never had to install video drivers in Mint. So never had to uninstall them either.
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    On my case i update drivers with this mode, first time install drivers on my distribution: Linux Mint KDE 32bits


    I use launchpad x edgers for install video drivers first time and make more easy changes specially at begins if you dont have install ppa from x edgers


    You must disable noveau but with ppa, this make this changes

    After this you can install drivers but with some differences with this guide

    For example con my case, i must add word text to grub.cfg** before reboot

    **for edit this file need root permisions for edit, on my case since dolphin file manager select open text as root, this action open file with kate with root permissions

    This guide for mint community is very usefull


    Before change


    After change

    text word is added after splash word, this allow enter on text mode at reboot, this this helpme so much at install drivers but with launchppa x edgers for first time drivers installing


    After this text mode, you can login and search on folder where you must put binary driver


    And proceed to install with command


    After this many things is same on this tutorial as:


    For least before reboot and its very important for entry on normal mode, you must remove text from line on grub.cfg


    As stay on text mode, this line must be stay on grub.cfg


    For edit you must be use nano with this command


    At only delete text word and must be appear this after delete word

    and proceed to save file with control key + O key and exit with control key + X key


    On my case after make this changes always show again file for verified changes

    And if you make step before described at reboot you must be entry on normal mode

    This method work for my distribution Linux Mint 16 KDE 32bits

    :)
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  4. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    I just wanted to add that this step

    Add the path /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib at the end of the file

    Is totally not there if you are using Debian, weirdly in Linux Mint the installer creates its own path... in Debian the installer just uses the default 32bit library path. Totally weird.
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    mrdeathjr28 Active Member

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    This step its needed if you use 64bit distribution but on my case use 32bit and no need make that

    On my second linux: Mint 17 Cinnamon 64bit this step its needed, your guide its usefull for that but i need add nouveau and company to black list (this stay on other guide) on text mode with nano after this contining with your guide

    But after make test (on my channel appears various test)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/mrdeathjr28

    On 32bit distribution wine runs better than 64bit distribution maybe its for at compiling time on 32bit distribution most depencies are satisfied meanwhile on 64bit have most problem with resolved dependencies

    This is some examples (both distribution installed on same machine with same wine version 1.7.20 and same nvidia propietary drivers 340.17)


    On Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64bit






    On Linux Mint 16 KDE 32bit






    :)
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  6. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    I've been using 64bit distributions for a while now. By now there shouldn't be a problem of 32bit applications running in 64bit environment... I would expect every distribution to have decent multiarch support. Granted, there are still some libraries that haven't moved to 64bit (mostly due to age).

    I really haven't had a problem with 32bit applications running on my system. I think the only problem I have had is with Borderlands 2 and I'm pretty sure it's an isolated case. As for game performance... I can't say, I need to buy a new video card actually :(
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    mrdeathjr28 Active Member

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    try 32bit distribution maybe solve your problems on borderlands on my case works good (launcher dont work)





    your card its not bad with moderate values (no AA, no ambient oclusion and other shadow special effects) and moderate resolution (1366x768 as maximum for performance) must be work acceptable

    Fermi 40nm GF108 96 shaders / 4 rops / 16 tmus / ddr3 128bit around 1800mhz (depending model) this provide around 28.8gb/s / 65w

    on my case i have geforce GT630 GK208

    Kepler 28nm GK208 384 shaders / 8 rops / 16 tmus / ddr3 64bit around 1800mhz (depending model) this provide around 14.4gb/s / 25w

    But your card have rapid memories

    if you want upgrade maintain your actual vga drain power, Geforce GTX 750Ti maybe good option

    Maxwell 28nm GM107 640 shaders / 16 rops / 40 tmus / ddr5 128bit around 5400mhz (depending model) this provide around 86.4gb/s / 60w

    :)
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    allenskd Active Member

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    Well, the problem is I'm not the only one having the issues. It seems another person has the same problem as me.

    -- Switching to spanish (my native language)

    Aunque investigue recientemente mas a fondo, estuve como 2 dias tratando de lanzar el juego sin ningun tipo de resultado, se que el lanzador como tal no funciona pero Borderlands2.exe cuando se lanza se cierra al segundo que abre. WINE no tirado ningun mensaje.

    No crei que iba a tener tanto problemas con el juego :|. En verdad me sorprende, pero nada, el juego para mi no es prioridad ya que pues ahora mismo estoy tratando de conquistar mi libreria de juego en steam, porque de todo lo que he comprado no he terminado muchos ;_;
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    mrdeathjr28 Active Member

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    Por fin alguien mas en español, eso facilita mucho las cosas, en mi caso tambien soy de habla hispana

    Volviendo al caso de borderlands 2 en mi caso tengo instalado los net framework 3.5 y 4.0 (en mi caso uso el wine sin modificar, para la instalacion de utilidades no uso winetricks, solo atraves del wine ejemplo wine netframework4.exe) pero para instalarlos es necesario no instalar mono la primera vez que se abre el winecfg apenas se acaba de instalar (el mismo wine sugiere que el mismo lo puede descargar a lo cual le decimos que no pero si instalo gecko)

    Si muchos usuarios tenemos juegos que no finalizamos en mi caso lo que tengo lo uso mas para pruebas que para jugarlos

    :)
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    allenskd Active Member

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    Si, se que hablas español porque he visto tus comentarios en reddit y WINEHQ jaja.

    Yo he compilado todo los WINEs que han salido desde la version 0.9, ¿por qué? Ahora mismo estoy trabajando en un proyecto para crear un wrapper por comando. No soy usuario de PlayOnLinux y tampoco me gusta usarlo. No habia otra solucion, a parte de usar winetricks, que pues tampoco me gusta tanto que digamos. Asi que nada, otra solucion pronto sera disponible para el publico XD

    Volviendo al tema, por lo menos cuando hice la botella de Borderlands2 no instale tantas cosas, .NET Framework 4 y directx9 nada mas. En verdad si juegos como Skyrim, Astebreed, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2 me estan funcionando actualmente. Creo que a lo mejor tenga que ver si hubo un tipo de update que me afecto de parte de Borderlands 2 o de parte de Steam. ¬_¬

    Pero nada, por lo menos dejemos el asunto por ahora ya que estamos en un tema separado de como instalar drivers de NVIDIA y ya nos fuimos por otro rumbo XD

    Aqui esta el otro tema creado en los foros.

    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/borderlands-2-setup.720/#post-6389

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