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correct way to install nvidia driver with kernel 4.10

louparker
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Used the ukuu utility to update to kernel 4.10. Couldn't effectively install my nvidia drivers. How do I do this the correct way? When the desktop comes up, I press alt-ctrl-f1 to get my konsole. I of course log in.

I used sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
then sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

and rebooted. That didn't work.

I next tried sudo apt-get install nvidia-367 and that didn't work.
I also tried a combination of the three. That didn't work.

Do I need to blacklist the nouveau drivers? What is the correct procedure.

Thank everyone for their help.
NoNameNoBlame
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1) Is this Your first time install of nVidia drivers?
Or did You use them before on Your KDE neon OS?
Did it work already with Your previous kernel?

2) Do You have the 4.10 kernel's source code installed?

3) Do You have the compilation environment installed (gcc, etc.)?

4) Do You have DKMS installed?

5) Which nVidia hardware do You have?
NoNameNoBlame
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What You need as result:

nVidia - Tests:

A) Kernel Part:
============

1)
$ lsmod | grep nvidia
nvidia_uvm 36864 0
nvidia 10563584 162 nvidia_uvm
drm 368640 3 nvidia

2)
$ lsmod | grep nouveau
<NOTHING>


B) X Window System Part:
======================

1)
$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep nvidia
[ 10908.797] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[ 10908.797] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so
[ 10908.797] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[ 10909.113] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Found DRM driver nvidia-drm (20150116)
[ 10909.444] (II) NVIDIA(0): [DRI2] VDPAU driver: nvidia

2)
$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep nouveau
<NOTHING>
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The mainline kernels are unsupported and intended for basic testing purposes. There are no Nvidia driver packages built for these kernels so you would have to download the driver from Nvidia's website and manually install it from the command line without xorg running.

See: http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... river.html


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louparker
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thanks all for the replies. Yes, I know 10.1, etc is not supported so I have to install manually. That is not the question I am asking. SO for those who need help after you download the nvidia driver from NVIDIA, from xorg: if you get the desktop with the large xorg font rendering, I first go the console, cntrl-alt-f1, then I loaded the driver ppa first, then updated in this manner. The others I tried did not work the first time.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa && sudo apt update (to do it all at once.)


Thanks all. Learn something everyday!

 
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