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Old 01-11-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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How to move drivers from the download file to the driver manager


I just loaded a driver for nvidia geforce 210 64 bit linux and it is in my download file, how do I get it in my driver manager so I can use it. If I can I want to open the question up more and ask what can I do to any program downloaded into download file to put it in my menu list to use it.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 01:04 PM   #2
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You mean "download folder", the one called "Downloads", right? What do you mean by
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menu list
you want to install it?
Please be more precise on what you need so maybe I can help around.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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I'm using Mint16, in mint it is called the driver manager where different options for driver can be accessed . I have downloaded the needed driver for 64 bit and it goes to tools/downloads in firefox, I want to move it from downloads to the driver manager so I can install the new driver for my nvidia geforce 210. How do I move it

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Old 01-11-2014, 02:42 PM   #4
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Well, I don't have mint on any box, but even if, I suppose you're trying to get the driver to the automatic tool distro. (jockey-gtk in Ubuntu for instance)
If I am not wrong (correct me If I am ), this "driver manager" is a simple frontend to all the proprietary/oss drivers offered by your distro at the current state. Seeing that, it may be not possible to "plug" your driver into it.
The install file is likely a bash script executable so, I would try installing it directly to the system. You may need the kernel headers of your current kernel. Also, if there is any, back-up your xorg.conf in case something is wrong on the next reboot.
Am I making myself clear enough?
 
Old 01-11-2014, 02:48 PM   #5
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I'm using Mint16, in mint it is called the driver manager where different options for driver can be accessed . I have downloaded the needed driver for 64 bit and it goes to tools/downloads in firefox, I want to move it from downloads to the driver manager so I can install the new driver for my nvidia geforce 210. How do I move it
Go first into the Mint/Ubuntu repositoiry and search there a package for your card. Is it not there?
I would try http://www.howopensource.com/2012/10...-04-using-ppa/
 
Old 01-11-2014, 03:01 PM   #6
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I was able to easily find several threads on your exact model of Nvidia card by google-searching Mint Forums and Ubuntu Forums. I would suggest you start with the suggestions there before you start downloading random stuff off the internet. Good luck!
 
Old 01-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #7
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Go first into the Mint/Ubuntu repositoiry and search there a package for your card. Is it not there?
I would try http://www.howopensource.com/2012/10...-04-using-ppa/
Yeah. It's definitely better than compiling. I have just simply assumed he hadn't found it using the "driver manager" so he was in need of an external one.
Good point anyway
 
Old 01-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #8
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Ubuntu usually install the correct driver for your video card, if you are not sure about what driver is installed type in the terminal and please post the result of the following command:
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lspci -k | grep -A 2 -i vga
To install the correct driver launch the program jockey-gtk. In the menus it will be named Additional Drivers.

Only install what is available in Ubuntu repositories, not something from somewhere else; at least that is what looks like you have there.
Can you please confirm your system and version?

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Old 01-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #9
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This will take a major explanation , I wish someone would have just told me how to move a downloaded driver into the driver manager . My system won't run on anything other then nouveau and that freezes sometimes, 304 and all 319's crash the system. I'm operating a 64 bit linux mint16 it take a special driver 256.53 I've downloaded it and it is in firefox tools/downloads . I want to know how to move it to my download manager so I can install it or any other way to install it.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 02:58 AM   #10
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This will take a major explanation , I wish someone would have just told me how to move a downloaded driver into the driver manager
It will take your effort to do something. As ukiuki reasonably stated; installing graphic drivers from your distro repository is more stable than compiling them from scratch. Such drivers are supported, developed and usually have a good line of devs patching occuring bugs, so follow the advice or give a good reason why you need an external driver.
Besides that, what graphic card is it?
Load the conflicting driver, take x to crash/hang and paste here the output of the following file
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log
so we can inwestigate what is happening to the system.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:21 AM   #11
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This will take a major explanation , I wish someone would have just told me how to move a downloaded driver into the driver manager . My system won't run on anything other then nouveau and that freezes sometimes, 304 and all 319's crash the system. I'm operating a 64 bit linux mint16 it take a special driver 256.53 I've downloaded it and it is in firefox tools/downloads . I want to know how to move it to my download manager so I can install it or any other way to install it.
Do you mean you tried my suggestion (=strategy A) above (see http://www.howopensource.com/2012/10...-04-using-ppa/ ) and it is not working?
This is what I would try first. Installing a downloaded driver from the Nvidia internet page would be in my opinion only the strategy B (after strategy A failed).
 
Old 01-12-2014, 12:40 PM   #12
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My system won't run on anything other then nouveau and that freezes sometimes, 304 and all 319's crash the system. I'm operating a 64 bit linux mint16 it take a special driver 256.53 . Doing it the way you suggest would, I guess, download the latest driver just like the driver manager would 304 or 319 , Thats whats in my driver manager. They don't work , I wanted to try the 256.53 which is for 64 bit and that is what I'm running. If i could load 256.53 your suggested way ,I'll try it. but otherwise I've found it prudent to not do anything in terminal that has sudo before it.
 
Old 01-13-2014, 04:12 PM   #13
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Google "install nvidia driver on mint" ?
Here http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...tu-linux-mint/
or http://www.howtoeverything.net/linux...-in-linux-mint ..
 
Old 01-14-2014, 02:26 AM   #14
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i have a 240 card ( VERY much like the 210 ) and the current "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run" ( need to update)
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/331.38
works JUST FINE

once you uninstall the Nouveau driver
install gcc and it's needed software
rebuild the boot image ( without the nouveau driver)
and install the .run

it is WAY easier to use the proprietary nvidia driver in your package manager the .deb for the current driver
( unless the developer that put the .deb together messed up big time and has a bad deb )

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