How-to Install NVIDIA GTX 1050 Driver for Linux Mint 18.x 64bit Easy Guide

May 15th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux Mint 18.x GTX 1050 Driver Installation




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Latest NVIDIA GTX 1050 Display Driver on Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena… amd64 GNU/Linux Desktops.

The GTX 1050 Driver Installation on Linux Mint is Simple and Involves only the Execution of some Shell Commands.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Nvidia GTX 1050 Driver on Mint - Open Terminal
  2. Download Latest GTX 1050 Linux Mint Driver

    Get GTX 1050 64bit Driver

    Search for GTX 1050 & Linux 64-bit.

  3. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  4. Then to Stop X Server & Go to Runlevel 3

    Killing Linux UI
  5. Installing GTX 1050 Driver
    First give Execution Permission:

    sudo chmod +x ./NVIDIA-Linux*.run

    Then Execute the Installer with:

    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux*.run

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    If some Issues then See the Readme file on Bottom…

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