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Offline RobinHood

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Driver Installing
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:48:08 AM »
Hello,

i would like to Install this Driver https://www.zotac.com/ph/files/download/by_product?p_nid=334077&driver_type=235&os=246   this is the Name of the Driverfile   NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.67.run

Mz Problem is he cant open it what Programm should I use or must I rename the file to Open it.

Thank you.

Offline sunrat

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Re: Driver Installing
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 10:15:46 PM »
Don't do it. To install Nvidia driver you need to install the package nvidia-driver from the package manager. Preferably apt on command line or should work using Synaptic.
Note this won't work with the realtime kernel, you'll have to use avl low-latency kernel or Liquorix kernel.
There's also a good case for not installing the proprietary Nvidia driver at all. Unless you have a very recent Nvidia graphics card such as GTX10xx or are using a 4K monitor, the default nouveau driver should work fine.
What graphics card do you have? Laptop or desktop? If it's a dual graphics (Optimus) laptop you need to do it completely differently.