I did many manipulations when trying to install NVIDIA driver on my debian machine, without success.

I've deleted everything related to debian's GUI (x11-common, xorg, gdm3, gnome, gnome-shell, xserver-xorg-core, xserver-xorg-video-*, nvidia-*).

Now I've juste access to console mode whene booting, and I'd like to reinstall debian GUI (gnome) but I don't know in which order I've to install all the components above.


(Install and) run tasksel, and select what you want.


I just had the same problem on my Debian / Ubuntu / Mint machine getting it to work with an Nvidia GTX-960M. I got it to work by getting rid of everything as you have done, and then by adding xorg-edgers ppa and then installing the nvidia-352 driver.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-352

I also had to upgrade to the 4.5.4 Linux kernel

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