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Install Nvidia dual-graphics driver on Loki?

I don't have dual graphics, but I do have a Haswell based machine with a GTX 960. I installed the release version of Loki and had slow, stuttering Nouveau graphics even though I had selected to ...
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How to reset graphic drivers from command line

Thanks to @cl-netbox for instructions/assistance. You did not provide any details about the hardware (desktop PC or notebook), especially about the GPU. But you mentioned in your comment below ...
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How to install NVidia card driver (laptop)?

I don't recommend you to add any PPA to install your graphics driver. If you want a stable system, stick to the official repos. You could use bumblebee to switch between graphics card for some apps, ...
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How do I install the drivers for my Nvidia GTX 970?

First we should probably blacklist anything that could conflict. You don't have to do this, but a bad update later might do some damage otherwise. sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf At the end ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers

You need to install the nvidia-352 package and you need to disable nouveau (open source driver for Nvidia graphics) in GRUB. Press CTRL + Alt + F1 and log in by entering a username and password. ...
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Remove Nvidia Drivers

You can remove them by using: sudo apt-get autoremove nvidia* It will remove everything related to nvidia, so make sure to double check before continuing. You can also try this: sudo apt-get ...
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Visual problems after resume from sleep

I had the same problems and after either an eOS update or drivers update (from 3.6. to 3.7.) I managed to fix it. Try to go back to 3.75 and see if the issue persists. Would have left the comment ...
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bumblebee vs nvidia-prime? What to use that works with latest nvidia driver?

In my experience bumblebee is a fine balance between performance and battery life. It has been reported, however, that installing nvidia-prime will cause better performance on gaming, for example. ...
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Loki - Black screen for 10-15 minutes after login

After several attempts of completely wiping the suite of pre-installed Nvidia drivers and attempting to install new ones off the website I cut my losses and reinstalled. After I reinstalled I did not ...
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Desktop background glitch after unlock Nvidia 1070 GPU

I was running into the exact same issue recently. I found this bug report which mentions installing nvidia-370 from ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa. After doing that I'm able to lock and unlock my desktop ...
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Soft lockup and delayed boot

I've had this problem for the past few days. The problem seems to be with the nvidia-smi tool that ships with NVIDIA drivers. I tried multiple driver versions, but the same problem arises. I did a ...
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Artifacts in background

What always works is disabling your NVIDIA card, see Bo rislav's answer. If you need to use your NVIDIA graphics card and this happens, I would recommend executing gala -r from the Applications menu ...
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How to install nvidia graphics driver for nvidia 820m on loki?

First, check what drivers are avaliable for your system: sudo ubuntu-drivers devices | grep -o nvidia-[[:digit:]]* Then install the one you want (replace XXX with the correct number): sudo apt ...
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This is the nvidia driver installation question on elementary OS Loki

Try this: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install nvidia-367 nvidia-settings For GTX860M you can also try: sudo apt install nvidia-375 nvidia-...
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driver update selection in new AppCenter - do I need two nvidia drivers (340 375)?

No, you don't need to and, in fact, you can't have multiple versions of a driver installed. You have an option to install other versions because the newest drivers do not always work best. If you ...
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Screen tearing on Loki [nvidia]

I have Nvidia GTX 765m, had screen tearing fixed. 2 things to do: 1) In Firefox open new tab, go to about:config and set gfx.xrender.enabled to true 2) Create a new folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and ...
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multitasking view problem after suspend

Same problem with me, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, using the latest 384.98 Nvidia Driver. The problem disappears if I switch the driver to use the "Power Saving Mode" which disables the Nvidia GPU and ...
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Vsync issue with switchable graphics ( nvidia 630m / intel hd 3000) on elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki (64 bit)

Assuming that you're using prime profiles and not bumblebee, you're wanting primesync described here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/957814/prime-and-prime-synchronization/ To easily enable ...
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Laptop Screen Blinks

There's workaround on this link: https://github.com/elementary/greeter/issues/166#issuecomment-437144185
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Juno fresh install, display unknown, resolution only 640x480, GPU is Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, display properties will not open

I got it fixed! Special thanks to fosslinux.com for his article here: https://www.fosslinux.com/1462/how-to-install-nvidia-gpu-drivers-in-elementary-os.htm He wrote it for Loki but it worked great ...
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NVidia Drivers problems

NOTE: The following may delete apps or change settings of programs that you've already installed. Make sure to have a backup of the important files. Open a Terminal and execute the following: First ...
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Can I use an eGPU with elementary OS and if so, how do I set it up?

TLDR; YES, it is possible. And NO it's not hard at all. My setup I'm using a DELL XPS 13 (9370), which has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. For the eGPU enclosure, I went with a Razer Core X, which is ranked ...
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Black screen after update (Nvidia driver)

This is a regression in Ubuntu 20.04. Anybody who has nvidia-driver-470 and updates to kernel version 5.11.0-34-generic will experience black screen. A temporary walkaround is to log in to a TTY (Ctrl+...
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Elementary os 6 Odin not updating due to unmet dependency

You may be able to resolve this by re-installing the common libraries for the Nvidia driver. From a Terminal, run this command to re-install the common libraries: sudo apt --reinstall install ...
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elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit) (Ubuntu 14.04) black screen after Update

It may be due to kernel issues. Try to boot with an older kernel from grub menu as below. Select Advanced options for elementary os Select the kernel which u think is suitable If that works, you can ...
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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

The rule #1 for installing Nvidia Drivers is to disable the xorg-nouveau graphics driver package. Because it makes your computer into a black screen. See this post for installing apropiately the ...
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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

I uninstalled all of the Nvidia Drivers through the terminal in recovery mode. Then I installed nvidia-331 (a more stable version), with sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 and then rebooted into the UI. ...
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Subtitle not shown in Videos

That has nothing to do with your graphics card. Are you sure the file you are trying to play has subtitles? Or are you trying to open a subtitle file? Also, if you have your graphics drivers ...
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Artifacts in background

I had this desktop artifacting with nvidia-367 but it went away when I updated to nvidia-370. The drivers are still a mess and I still get the artifacting briefly after resuming (with Windows assets, ...
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Screen tearing when logging from hibernate or suspend

If the graphics issues are only happening in your desktop background, I had the same issue and resolved it by upgrading to nvidia-370. The directions to do that are covered in another question.
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