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Nvidia driver install on the xenialPup64 7.5
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gychang


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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2017, 14:31    Post subject:  Nvidia driver install on the xenialPup64 7.5  

Have the latest xenialPup like to optimize video function, and have the Nvidia GT218 (GeForce 8400GS, Rev.3) card installed.

Tried installing with quickpet 340 and 380, but does not seem to load properly.

Help.
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2017, 14:46    Post subject:  

Hi gychang
You better grab your driver on the website of nvidia, NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.104 I think, and compile it yourself with getnvidia. There is good info on the getnvidia topic in this forum. It's not that difficult and almost always works great.
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2017, 17:51    Post subject:  

Some people are having trouble with the Quicpet Nvidia pet packages.
I did!

Here is how to do it with Getnvidia.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110611

UNINSTALL ANY NVIDIA PETS you may now have installed, before using Getnvidia.

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec 2017, 10:33    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Some people are having trouble with the Quicpet Nvidia pet packages.
I did!

Here is how to do it with Getnvidia.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110611

UNINSTALL ANY NVIDIA PETS you may now have installed, before using Getnvidia.


thanks will have a go at it today.
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gychang


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec 2017, 17:58    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Some people are having trouble with the Quicpet Nvidia pet packages.
I did!

Here is how to do it with Getnvidia.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110611

UNINSTALL ANY NVIDIA PETS you may now have installed, before using Getnvidia.


installed sfs packages using your instructions and loaded sfs files and also got the *.run file from nvidia. I am lost on how to do it with getnvidia??, do I exit to prompt and enter "getnvidia" ? does not seem to work.

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:13    Post subject:  

Getnvidia can be a little confusing the first time using it.

Follow the steps in the post I linked to very carefully.

When you get everything setup and loaded.

Run Getnvidia program

Getnvidia may have to reboot the computer to get the nouveau driver not loaded.
The info section of the Getnvidia window will tell you about this and what to do.

Clicking on re-run to check. This updates the listed items.
When they all say OK.
Click on exit to prompt button.
At the prompt.
Type:
Code:
getnvidia
.

The process of compiling the driver will start.
If anything does not work it will give an error message about what is wrong.

It will tell you what to do to complete the process.


Understand this will install the nvidia driver.
If you checked make pet, make sfs. It will also make them.
The pet and sfs are just extra things it does.
Not necessary to just install the driver.
UN-check them if you do not want to have a pet or sfs of the driver.
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