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Old 12-27-2015, 06:33 PM   #16
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I am having some problems installing my nVidia driver in Debian 8, also. My issue is this: when I press Ctrl + Alt + F2, or Ctrl + Alt + F1, or when I run
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init 3
from within a login session or when I logout, I get a blank screen, with no CLI. I just found out that I can press Ctrl + Alt + F7 and get the GUI back, but if I cannot stop X, I cannot proceed with the install of Debian drivers.
Hi...

Wow, I've never had to do any of this to install Nvidia drivers! What happens if you try the methods here or here (64-bit)? Also, what graphics chip do you have?

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lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A 12
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At this point, I am not beyond scrapping Debian for a distro that has an easier road to installing drivers for my new graphics card.
Ubuntu makes it pretty easy if you have the hardware to run a heavier OS. If not, you can try Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I've had problems with the "Additional Drivers" program retrieving and installing the video drivers. You have to install them using the repositories via Synaptic.

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Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided.
No problem, glad to help!

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Old 12-27-2015, 06:51 PM   #17
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I am now running Linux Mint 17.3 with latest nVidia drivers installed and functional for my GeForce GTX 950 card.

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Old 12-27-2015, 07:04 PM   #18
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I am now running Linux Mint 17.3 with latest nVidia drivers installed and functional for my GeForce GTX 950 card.

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Awesome!
 
Old 12-28-2015, 04:06 AM   #19
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Maxwell and Linux are not in a happy relationship yet but having said that:

To install in Ubuntu you need to be in tty and kill X and lightdm then install the run file it's a PITA and stupid. The maxwell driver isn't in the repos for anything older than 15.10 and the repo install brings bumblebee with it for some reason. Then after I got it all functional it would lock up with full screen videos.

I went through this a couple months ago because I really like Unity (I'm the only person that does I think) and Unity on Arch is really a PITA but installing the nVidia driver on anything Ubuntu was more hassle than it was worth. It's simply faster to install what I know and know will work than futzing trying to get "other" to work. I figure when 16.04 is out I'll jump then assuming that the driver issue is worked out.
 
  


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