How to Install Nvidia Driver by Direct Dowload in Linux Mint

December 11, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Mint Nvidia Driver Installation Guide

Welcome Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Nvidia Proprietary Driver in Linux Mint by Direct Download.

And then to Install NVIDIA Linux Mint Driver you have First, to Find the Right Release for your Graphics Card.

But if you Prefeer instead you can provide to Installation by Setting Up the Apt Repository.

How to Install Nvidia Driver in Linux Mint by Direct Download- Featured

Installing Nvidia Driver by PPA Repository

  1. Download Latest Nvidia Linux Mint Driver

    Nvidia Driver 64-bit

    Search for Your Graphic Card Model & Linux 64-bit.

  2. Then to Stop X Server & Go to Runlevel 3

    Killing Mint UI
  3. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or when Downloaded with Firefox may be into the Temporary directory /tmp/mozilla*)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

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

    ls .
  4. Installing Nvidia 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 see: How to Enable sudo
    If some Issues then See the Readme file on Bottom…
    Eventually to Edit the X Configuratio file Post-installation Run:

    nvidia-xconfig

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