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Questions tagged [proprietary-drivers]

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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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Driver installation NVIDIA GeForce 940-mx not possible

This is a really specific question, I have come here before because of it but now I really think I am out of options and trying to see if anyone has experience with this specific video card. Have ...
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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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Unknown Display // Drivers issue

My computer configuration is: Operating System: Dual Boot Windows 10 and Debian 8 Jessie (64 bit) Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO Gaming Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 1080 (Reference/Founder Edition) ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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Screen brightness 100% with proprietary Nvidia driver

After having installed the proprietary Nvidia driver on Debian Jessie in order to play Steam games (which I now can), I can't change the brightness at all, it is stuck at the maximum and is irritating ...
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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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How to install proprietary drivers for Radeon HD 8570A/8570M on Fedora 21?

Well i think i can't be more clear. I've tried this guide: http://ilevex.eu/post/106904892091/how-to-use-fglrx-amd-catalyst-on-fedora-21 I've tried to just download the amd driver from support.amd....
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Linux Mint 18 + Nvidia-375: modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia_current not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic

I've tried to install and configure nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 18 but still have errors. Can anyone help me? See some errors: wellington@wellington-mint18 ~ $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | egrep -i "...
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How can I replace the stock driver module inside a Linux ISO?

In particular, I want to replace the stock network drivers (r8169) with something else (r8168) in the installation ISO. Is this possible? Currently, I have to install Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS (same ...
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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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When trying to install catalyst hook, I get an error about my linux version being too high

I try to install catalyst-hook on my Arch Linux system like this: pacman -Syu catalyst-hook The libraries catalyst-stable and xorg117 are correctly used in my pacman.conf. However, I cant' install ...
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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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Linux Mint 18 deletes /etc/init.d/xorg.conf on every reboot and fails to start x-server

On every reboot my Linux Mint deletes /etc/init.d/xorg.conf so it doesn't boot the graphical interface, so I have to go to CTRL + ALT + F2 every time and copy a backup I have in my home directory ...
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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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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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How do you install Intel proprietary drivers on Mint?

UPDATED: I have Linux Mint 18.1 running on an HP laptop. VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display... I can install the drivers from ...
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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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Debian and Nvidia driver don't get along?

In a Lenovo z40-70 I've installed Debian Jessie. For customization purposes I've installed nvidia-detect through console. Then ran nvidia-detect and I got No NVIDIA GPU detected. These were my ...
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How to switch nvidia driver from “nouveau” to nvidia proprietary

i'm using Linux Mint. I recently updated my workstation, and from this moment, my drivers went nuts. I was working fine before, with the nvidia-361 drivers, and, when i finished my updates, and after ...
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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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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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Unable to fully install Elementary OS Luna on iMac 11.1

I have tried to install Elementary OS Luna 64-bit on my iMac 11.1 (late 2009, Intel Core i5 processor, ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card). At this moment it's working but not very well. I will give ...
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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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What is a tainted kernel in Linux?

Under certain conditions, the Linux kernel may become tainted. For example, loading a proprietary video driver into the kernel taints the kernel. This condition may be visible in system logs, kernel ...
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Installing GeForce drivers to Kali [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install GeForce drivers for Kali Linux, but it isn't going so smooth. I have a GTX 285 and when I try the apt-get method for drivers I'm told that my card is no longer ...
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nVidia drivers causing freezing

If I install nVidia drivers on my custom built desktop, Debian 9 freezes within 20 minutes of booting. When I boot with nouveau, I see an unknown chipset error at boot. I'm booting from UEFI and ...
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Linux Bluetooth driver for Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo ThinkPad T470s and quite simply, bluetooth appears to not exist, even though it is clearly in the computer according to all specifications available. It appears ...
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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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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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Cannot install AMD GPU driver correctly on a hybrid laptop

I was installing AMD gpu driver but the default display driver (Gallium 0.4 llvmpipe) wont get replaced. Btw, My laptop has both Intel and AMD gpu. The system uses Intel gpu by default with the driver ...
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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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How to find a proprietary nvidia driver and a nvidia-modprobe with the same version?

In order to enable the CUDA functionality of a GTX 1060 in Blender, I have to get 3 things in advance: NVIDIA driver CUDA toolkit nvidia-modprobe The NVIDIA driver and nvidia-modprobe need to have ...
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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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How can I determine which driver to re-install on my Nvidia Jetson TK1?

Question: I would like to re-install the nvidia driver on a 32 bit ARM computer running Linux for Tegra (L4T), however I don't know what the correct version of this driver is, where to get it, or how ...
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How to restart a failed amdgpu kernel module

My video card crashes from time to time. It's quite annoying but I live with it -- usually I just restart the graphics with sudo systemctl restart lightdm.service, or if needed reboot the whole system....
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Cinnamon Mint 18.1 crashes after nvidia driver update

Woe is me, my brand new supposedly-working-out-of-the-box Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64bit is crashing. It didn't crash the first time I logged into cinnamon - only the second time, after I've done a ...
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NVIDIA drivers in Fedora 25

I have an ASUS K501LB specs I am running Fedora 25 with GNOME on Wayland. (right? That's the default now I think). Installed 1 week ago. Following the instructions here RPMFusion/HOWTO/NVIDIA ...
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How adequate does the nvidia driver version number has to be? [duplicate]

proprietary nvidia package installation on ubuntu: I think I found a corresponding version number on Nvidias web-page for my gtx1050ti GPU. The display driver on this page for manual installation is ...
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Which nvidia driver deb-package should I install for gtx1050ti?

I already installed the Nvidia drivers for gtx1050ti once manually, but it made some problems occassionaly, like suddenly the driver being erased out of thin air. So, I would like to install it this ...
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Cinnamon crashes and then I can't increase the maximum resolution

I'm installing a new system - new hardware, old OS (well, not old; it's Linux Mint 18). My system has on-board Intel graphics (previously it was a Z77 board, now it's Z170), and a discrete GPU - that ...
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AMDGPU-PRO Driver Installation Failure Centos 7.3

Installation fails with 404 Errors downloading required files. I've seen the same problem addressed with older versions of it. It's possible that I am doing something wrong. Sequence of events goes ...
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Remove a manually installed driver (wireless usb)

I downloaded and installed a driver for my wireless usb dongle as it wasn't detected by linux (KDE). I wasn't very sure which model it was but apparently it is a Ralink RT2870 (Brand name IPTime ...
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Broken Backlight Controls on Linux Mint 18 with Nvidia Proprietary Driver

I've just installed Linux Mint 18 on a clean partition on my Thinkpad T420. It uses an NVS4200M graphics chipset, which is an Optimus-based card. However, I have disabled Optimus in the BIOS, and ...
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Intel hd graphics 4000 overheating under Debian Jessie

I have just installed Debian Jessie xfce 4.10 on a laptop with Intel hd graphics 4000 and it overheats even while watching videos, causing sudden shutdown of the system. While running Windows ...