I rebooted and everything was fine. Some time ago I asked a similar question. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. I spent 2 days just trying to make it work. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: nvidia-304 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-13 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-14 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-15 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-18 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-19 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-20 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-23 Depends: xserver-xorg-core but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Let us know if this Ubuntu 18. Deleted Ubuntu and installed Linux Mint.
Follow the steps below to do so. Alternatively, if you prefer to install other version of Nvidia drivers other than the recommended one, enter the following command line to install your desired driver package for example, if you want to install nvidia-387 instead. Although open source drivers are installed by default on Ubuntu 18. Install Nvidia Drivers Ubuntu 18. I am not running an actual Gsync monitor, but a Freesync one. Step 1 — Clean the system of other Nvidia drivers Before we start installing the correct driver, we need to clean the system of any previously installed driver that might create software issues.
The Nvidia website does talk about black screens that are common questions in A. Ensure Xserver is started as expected. Extract path is required to be absolute. Reinstalled Ubuntu and installed the Nvidia driver and now I can't enable Gsync anymore! Even to the point where there were no Nvidia settings available to me at all. What we're working on right now: - Normal driver updates - Investigating how to bring this goodness to distro on a cadence. When I previously had Ubuntu installed I was able to install the latest Nvidia driver from their website. Also, these computers in which I am installing these drivers are going to Africa to refugees.
I tried tweaking settings to use the monitor connected to the docking station as primary, but only succeeded in rendering the machine totally unusable: blank screen all the time. I tried many methods to install the drivers for nvidia on my fresh installation of Ubuntu 18. And all there was , was just one Nvidia prime check mark. At this point I was able to modprobe -r remove as well as modprobe add the nvidia driver. I'm new to Linux and I'm having some trouble. I installed Linux Mint, installed Nvidia drivers, and same.
You have saved me time and effort which will changes countless lives. Firstly, open terminal and enter the following command line for Ubuntu to automatically detect the brand and model of your currently in-use graphic card, and suggest you with the recommended drivers. Restart Restart your system and verify that above points are working as expected. I installed nvidia-364 with: sudo apt-get install nvidia-364 The installation asked me to disable Secure Boot for an incompatibility problem and I accepted to disable it. Run this to get a list of versions: sudo apt-cache search nvidia- Adding the repository worked fine, but once the driver was installed in Ubuntu 16. Use default install path, yes for desktop icons and symbolic link. It ended up stuck at the following lines.
Update kernel parameters by adding options before quiet splash such that the line should read as below nogpumanager nomodeset i915. If any time virtual console is showing tiny fonts e. I liked it, but I decided to try out Linux Mint since I've heard such good things about it. Now I just installed Ubuntu 16. I can just go to recovery mode and from root terminal purge nvidia driver to go back in Ubuntu, but still I need to install Nvidia driver, what should I do? Then grab a cup of coffee, it takes a bit for the benchmarks to run.
In order to fix this, I had to reinstall Xorg. Code can be found on Any issues can be reported Additionally, feel free to message us if your non-spam! From here find your graphics cards, select the driver version you want to install and click activate. Each time, the driver would present a new issue. But for gaming and other applications that need 3D hardware acceleration, you need to install proprietary drivers for your device. The below command should not return any lines with the word nouveau in it. But then after a update it went back to giving me issues.
The same settings work just fine with the freeware driver. Do you run linux in a virtual machine? I've tried purging the driver and reinstalling and still it's not working like it did before. I had a spare hard drive sitting around and decided that I wanted to install Linux to it and teach myself a thing or two. Some of the times I did this, however, it caused me to go into a log-in loop. Give us a few days to sort out the kinks.
Verify that the Xserver works as expected, is driven by i915. After the installation is done, we need to reboot the computer: sudo reboot Step 6 — Verify Nvidia Driver installation After the system has resumed, we can check if the driver has been installed correctly: lsmod grep nvidia or nvidia-smi If there is no output, most likely your your driver install process has failed. Did you see a list of additional drivers on the Additional Drivers page? However, as I said it worked before in Ubuntu. . Anyone have any ideas what's going on and what I can do to fix this? I never would have thought too look to apply the driver.
I'm just dual-booting and already have 18. This will not be a problem for the most cases. This site is not in any way affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by, Microsoft Corporation. So, what I did was I blindly enter a password twice and the driver installation continues. If there is no output for nouveau, then your installation has succeded. Hibernating is awkward and pointless when the laptop is in a docking station.