NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ubuntu 18.04 Driver Installation Easy Guide

December 12, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Ubuntu 18.04 RTX 2080 Driver Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Display Driver on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux Desktops.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Driver Installation on Ubuntu is Simple and involves only the Execution of a few Basic Shell Commands.

Moreover, following the NVIDIA Recommendations it is recommended to use the Graphics Driver from the Distro Repository.

Finally, with the nvidia-settings Tool you can configure Brightness, Gamma, XVideo attributes, Temperature, and OpenGL.

How to Install NVIDIA Drivers in Ubuntu GNU/Linux Distro
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. How to Add NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Ubuntu PPA Repo

    Adding NVIDIA PPA

    Possibly now see How to Check NVIDIA Graphics Card Model Supported Drivers.

  3. Then Check for the Available NVIDIA Driver.

    sudo apt update && apt search nvidia-driver
  4. Find the Right NVIDIA Driver in Your Graphics Card

    NVIDIA Driver LookUp

    Take Note of the Driver Release

  5. Finally, to Install the Right NVIDIA Ubuntu Driver
    For Instance to Install the currently Latest one:

    sudo apt install nvidia-driver-520 nvidia-settings

    And in case of Issue try instead with the more powerful aptitude Package Installer.
    So first, to Install Aptitude run:

    sudo apt install aptitude

    And next try the Setup again playing:

    sudo aptitude install nvidia-driver-520 nvidia-settings

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