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How do I handle this “broken packages” problem with Nvidia 465 on Mint 19?

So, Mint 19 surprised me in the update manager with Nvidia's 465 driver, and I attempted to install it; but all it did (it's hard to tell if it even downloaded anything) was inform me that it "...
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POPos 20.10 unable to install amd gpu drivers

##unable to upgrade install amd gpu drivers I tried manually doing it from the website but that failed too here is the error code Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Nvidia X server guide

Why is there no setting been shown here? How can i configure it?
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Intel graphics compute runtime for OpenCL not found

running RHEL/CentOS 7.9 x86-64 tried to install the Intel oneAPI HPC Toolkit v.2021.2 and received warning: intel graphics compute runtime for OpenCL not found. for developing and running ...
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Creating script to change between NVIDIA and Nouveau drivers without restarting. I managed to unbind from NVIDIA's, but when I load Nouveau

I'm creating a script to change my GPU drivers to proprietary to open source and vice and versa. I originally intended to do this rebooting, which is a drag. Now i'm trying to do it without the need ...
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Nvidia drivers won't work on linux mint

My nvidia drivers won't work. They worked just fine before my last update. I have been trying to get them to work again but with no success. if I run: nvidia-settings I get this error: ERROR: NVIDIA ...
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My laptop screen won't work with any version of Linux

Ok, so I'm using an Asus Zenbook UX431FA, which uses the Intel UHD 620 driver for its graphics processing. I want to dual boot a Linux distro, so that I can utilise the full power of the CPU and RAM. ...
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Performance problems on desktop using KDE Plasma (FerenOS)

I recently installed FerenOS on my PC because I really like the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment. I'm using an Nvidia GTX 1070ti with 460-drivers (proprietary). I experience audio and video lags ...
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How a not generic driver uses all the functions that a hardware device implements?

Its said that in order to use advanced functions for a hardware device, its recommended to use not generic drivers. But if system calls are the ones which call routines or functions from a driver, and ...
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Screen freezes every 1-7 days

One of the last error messages that I could find on journalctl: Jan 25 12:10:43 G4560 kernel: [drm] GPU recovery disabled. Jan 25 12:10:43 G4560 kernel: [drm:amdgpu_job_timedout [amdgpu]] *ERROR* ...
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Clarification on the state of AMD drivers for Linux

I would like to know how many drivers for AMD graphics card exist for Linux and whether they are proprietary or open source and what are the differences among them. The introduction of this Phoronix ...
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CUPS driverless print server as proxy for printers with legacy PPD printer drivers

On my network I want to use driverless printing with IPPEverywhere using the Linux CUPS printing system. I have some network printer which does support driverless printing with IPP only very buggy. ...
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Can't install nvidia-driver-455 (upgrade from 450 version)

I have a Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Nvidia-based (GTX 1060) system and would like to install the latest Nvidia drivers now when I noticed they're out. However, I can't seem to be able to install it with: ...
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What are linux-modules-nvidia for?

System: Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" - Cinnamon (64-bit), link for details, based on Ubuntu 20.04 As outlined in my answer in How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 19 / 20, it is ...
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How to download and install rtl8xxxu driver?

I'm using rtl8192cu on various distros and getting slow internet speeds on them, but on bodhi linux, since rtl8xxxu is available and loaded, I'm getting higher speeds. I'm curious to know if it is ...
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Why Linux module API isn't backward compatible?

Why isn't the Linux module API backward compatible? I'm frustrated to find updated drivers after updating the Linux kernel. I have a wireless adapter that needs a proprietary driver, but the ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers for very old GPU on antix 17?

I have a very very old PC that I found lying on the street. I'm actually typing this post from it, here are the specs: CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (32-bit) (decent CPU, lacks SSE2 instruction set making ...
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Question Regarding Nvidia GPU drivers and how Linux auto-loads them

I have built a portable Linux installation on USB. In my pursuit of working on all x86_64 systems,I have successfully got it to work in both BIOS and UEFI environments, and also added Mac-specific ...
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Nvidia drivers bombing out

I installed, and selected the drivers and it was all sweet for a few days. now i've updated my kernel and the nvidia drivers simply won't load. I've tried doing a apt purge nvidia* and reinstalling. I'...
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No Linux driver for RT R8111G Ethernet chip found?

For the hobby PC 'Atomic Pi', there's a problem with the Ethernet. The original driver probably was for Windows, and the devices are sold with Linux; as their 16GB emmc drive is too small for Windows. ...
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Unable to add a VIRTUAL display to Xorg

I've been trying to set up a virtual display with Xorg, but there's just no virtual display in xrandr. This seems to be totally ignored: Section "Device" Identifier "Device1&...
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Screen tearing issue after using nvidia proprietary driver in Linux Mint

I've installed recommended nvidia proprietary driver(nvidia-driver-435). After the installation and restarting, screen tearing start to happen. I searched in the internet, everyone trying to different ...
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How to update the driver used by the Debian Linux kernel for my processor?

A few months ago I installed Debian 10 on my laptop, I have already managed to use it regularly for my daily activities, so I am starting to customize my settings. And started by validating the ...
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Does all the non-free firmware get copied to my system if I install a non-free Linux distribution?

I would like to know whether all the firmware is copied to my PC if I install a non-free Linux distribution. What I mean is does the firmware of all the devices like WiFi adapters, keyboards etc. get ...
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Debian: unable to install lsb package

I have an Epson ET-2600 printer at home. I tried configuring it using CUPS, but the printing is very slow and constantly in a very high quality (which results in a lot of ink being wasted). I tried to ...
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Installing Proprietary Windows Drivers on Linux

I have a PC Oscilloscope Instrustar ISDS205X which I used on Windows 10. Now that I have switched to Linux, I am unable to find the respective drivers for it. I have tried installing it on PlayOnLinux ...
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How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 19 / 20

I have a Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia) Cinnamon which is Ubuntu 18.04 based / Linux Mint 20.0 (Ulyana) Cinnamon, which is Ubuntu 20.04 based. GPU: NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1060, Max-Q Design, 6 GB GDDR5/X VRAM ...
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How do proprietary modules work for majority of kernel versions?

A question has been bugging my mind recently. Since virtually all proprietary modules are out of tree (and therefore not compiled against any kernel versions), I'm wondering how exactly they are ...
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How to install Nvidia proprietary driver on a dual-gpu laptop properly?

This problem has been bothering me for months. I have a HP Envy Dv6 laptop, in which I installed Kali Linux. It has a dual gpu system with integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000) and dedicated GPU (...
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Old Nvidia GPU and Linux

TL;DR: Is there a way to get nvidia-304 driver to work with newer Linux kernels (on any distro) with some patches? Have you any suggestions about choosing a good distro? I have recently fixed an old ...
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Nvidia card is not recognized by xorg

I have laptop with both discrete (GTX 1050) and integrated graphic cards. lspci gives this: ▶ lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) ...
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How to automatically force full composition pipeline for Nvidia GPU driver?

I've installed Manjaro Linux. My graphics card is an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti. When I boot my computer and try to watch videos, I notice harsh screen tearing. This problem is resolved when I go to the ...
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NVIDIA Drivers: Unable To Load Info

Problem Description The NVIDIA drivers on my laptop no longer seem to be working properly. This comes as a result of my laptop recently shutting down for a lack of battery. The power cord was not ...
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Intel HD Graphics is not working with Debian Stretch [duplicate]

Here is my system specifications Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 Processor GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 630 OS: Debian 9.6 (Stretch) Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1084 Even though I have a full HD monitor, I ...
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Diagnosing very frequent crashes with new OS installation // Old OS very stable GPU compatibility issue [closed]

I have an i7 laptop built in 2010/2011 with 8GB RAM. I moved its original HD & OS, Ubuntu 10.04, to an external USB enclosure - booting from this provides me with an outdated but stable system. ...
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Proprietary drivers in debian

Why do I need to install network card driver (Intel wireless adapters, iwlwifi-8265 is shown as missing firmware by debian-installer) during Debian installation while in case of Ubuntu everything ...
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Neon installation - Secure Boot vs third party drivers

I try to install KDE Neon 18.04 on my Dell Laptop (from USB drive). The installer asks me if I want to use third party software/drivers. Yes, I want to use them (when available). Directly below that ...
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Matebook X PRO and Nvidia drivers with Mint 19

Once installing nvidia-390 drivers (or other versions) in my MBXP, I experienced a black screen after the boot. I managed to resolve the problem going in tty and purging all the Nvidia drivers and ...
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Prevent Linux kernel from setting USB device configuration

I'm trying to write a Linux driver for an existing USB device, based on captured USB communication. The device has multiple configurations. Unfortunately, it seems like the device doesn't follow the ...
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Finding drivers for a new scanner [closed]

I'm shopping for a document scanner. Some options are advertised as having drivers Windows and Mac. How can I know if it will run under Debian? I don't mind to install proprietary drivers, if I have ...
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How to solve “Stopping User Manager for UID 121” error after installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu?

I'm on ubuntu 17.10. Got uid 121 after installing nvidia tested proprietary drivers. After purging nvidia-* finally solve uid 121. Later install not tested driver from same file, there's no uid 121, ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon runs in Fallback Mode

My Linux Mint version is (cat /etc/linuxmint/info) RELEASE=18.3 CODENAME=sylvia EDITION="Cinnamon 64-bit" DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia" DESKTOP=Gnome TOOLKIT=GTK GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 18.3 ...
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Installing NVIDIA driver 375.26 fails after kernel upgrade to 4.9.0-5-amd64 [closed]

Setup is a XPS 15 9560 with Nvidia gtx 1050 mobile gpu. I know it's an optimus system but I do not want to install bumblebee for various reasons. Anyways, I had successfully installed the driver with ...
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Missing a driver for a SMB-accessed Brother printer

I use Lubuntu 17.10. I'm not quite sure which spooling mechanism my own system uses (I think it's CUPS). Now, I want to connect to a printer attached to another machine on a LAN; it's a Windows ...
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nvidia-smi has failed because it couldn't communicate

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my System76 machine with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I was trying to install CUDA when I realized the driver wasn't properly installed. I've tried multiple approaches to ...
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Debian upgrades with proprietary Nvidia drivers

I installed and run proprietary Nvidia drivers 375 on Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 (stretch). I installed drivers as described on Debians page. Everything works. But I am afraid of updates and upgrades. (...
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Broadcom BCM4360 and Kali Linux [duplicate]

I can't get my WiFi to work on Kali Linux (Rolling 2017.2). I recall that my wifi was working on earlier versions of Kali (and most of the guides I tried focused on those earlier versions) and I don'...
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I installed Mint 18 on my HP NV79 laptop, I can't use the mousepad

I can't use the mouse pad, and I am sure, there are other things I just haven't gotten to them yet. I have an HP NV79 laptop that I installed Linux Mint 18 Sarah on.
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tegra-K1 deviceQuery fails: CUDA driver version is insufficient

I run a Debian Jessie on a Tegra-K1 board (Toradex Apalis-TK1), installed the CUDA toolkit 7.0 and the nvidia_drivers.tbz2 from the Jetson TK1 21.5 package. Now I get $ nvcc -V nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda ...
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How to properly install USB display driver for Fresco Logic FL2000DX on Ubuntu?

I need to connect additional monitors on my computer and I get Fresco Logic FL2000DX USB display adapters. This adapters works perfect on Windows but I need to use on my development machine based on ...