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How to install Nvidia 341.92 driver in ubuntu?

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Aremis, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Aremis

    Aremis Member

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    I am now using an Nvidia 9800 GT instead of my R7 Radeon 250X Core Edition from XFX because the NV card performs a buttload better. It's not even funny how it compares. In a game like rocket league I can play at 80 FPS constantly at medium settings on the 9800 GT and only at 30 with the 250X.

    The problem, however, is all of this magical unicorn rainbow fart fun is happening in Windows. I despise windows. So, I try to play even TF2 in linux and the only drivers I can get from the repo's are 340 or 304. With something as simple as TF2 the 9800 only shoots out 30 FPS at best and mostly 18 FPS. I am going to assume this is a driver difference and that I can fix this easily.

    My question is: how do I install the 341 driver?

    WHen I try to install the driver that I download from the site normally I set the system to nouveau, reboot, run the install, then when I reboot the system is frozen at a black screen with no way to get to TTY and I am left either chrooting into the system via live CD or completely reinstalling.

    Any help would be amazing!!!
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    mrdeathjr28 Active Member

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    Maybe this can help you

    Drivers since 341.xx series and upper leave lastest support for geforce 8 and 9, for this cards 340.xx series remain as lastest driver available (legacy support)

    341.xx and upper drivers work for geforce fermi and upper (geforce 5xx and upper)

    :)
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    mrdeathjr28 Active Member

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    In my case install using .run package and this method work, however works in mint 17

    :)
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  4. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Mrdeathjr 28. I was wondering why you dont use "driver manager" found in Administration?

    It downloads the latest drivers and install a selection of drivers for you to choose from. Best driver install setup I've ever seen!
    And Armis...why aren't you using Mint? LOL

    Just kidding. whatever works for you is fine by me.":O}

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    This method is more secure but dont work if you need lastest nvidia drivers (.run normally out more faster)

    However in this ppa stay updated propietary drivers (normally appears 1 to 3 days after appears on nvidia drivers page)

    https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/ archive/ubuntu/ppa

    :)
  6. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I stick with anything stable in Mint because my guides have to retain the "vanilla" scenario for most new Linux gamers.
    If I get an update for a new Nvidia driver, I'll definitely download it and try it.
    But I won't manually install any drivers because most new gamers won't try it either.
    352 has been running great for me
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Thank you MR.D 28

    I did notice that mint stays up to date with "Recommended" drivers. But I've found myself looking for newer and better drivers to many times to count.":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I will check driver manager from time-to-time, but the last time I updated my Nvidia drivers is from an update.
    So they will let you know when the next stable Nvidia driver is ready for Mint
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    Because mint is god awful and still uses kernel 3.16?
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    'god awful'
    at what as compared to what?

    But as I said whatever you like is fine by me.
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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    Mint's not meant to be a bleeding-edge distro. It's for people who want stability and who don't need the latest incarnation of *everything*. Kernel 3.16 is from Q4, 2014. Not that old [1-1/2 years], but proven reliable, which is the reason it is being used.

    I quite enjoy the challenge of maintaining a bleeding-edge product like Gentoo or Arch, and building the latest kernels, but not everyone does. Doesn't make a distro like Mint 'god-awful', though. It's just not for particular individuals, according to their preferences. It's perfect for many.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I'd go one step further!

    Mint is for people who don't want or can't learn Linux but still want a desktop that does pretty much whatever they want it to.

    Mint in my mind isn't really Linux...it's desktop Linux.
    It's r those who can do, taking thought of those of us who can not and making a way for us that's still open source in out look.

    I sense another chance to thank the entire Linux community and the Mint community in particular...

    So like thanks! ":O}

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