[SOLVED] I can't install the proprietary driver for my graphics card.

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2 years 9 months ago #9288 by Helio C
Dear all,

I installed the version 2017 of CAELinux and, while trying to turn the graphics drivers to the NVIDIA 340.104, the "apply changes" showed a little progress bar, very fast, and the options were set back to the originals.

Is Synaptic the only way to update these softwares? I am having trouble with "broken packages" and "held back" versions of a lot of parts.

I appreciate any hint and thank you very much for the assistance.

Helio

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2 years 9 months ago #9289 by Cafinux
Have you clicked on Edit on the menu then Fix Broken Packages?

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2 years 9 months ago #9291 by Helio C
Yes, all times.
The problem, when I try to go through 'aptitude' or 'apt-get' and the likes, is that they demand the installation of a different libc6, and everything is 'held back', 'version locked' and so on.
This is barring me to use the SalomeMeca2018, I guess, due to a non-compatibility of OpenGL and standard graphics drivers.
Thanks for any other hint.
Helio

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2 years 9 months ago #9293 by Joël Cugnoni
Hello

Could you try to run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f

And report the messages that you get.

Joel

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2 years 9 months ago #9294 by Joël Cugnoni
And also:

You can also install the Nvidia proprietary driver manually:
1) download the driver on Nvidia.com
2) close your session
3) ctrl+alt+f1 to open a text terminal
4) login in the terminal and type
sudo services lightdm stop
5) cd Downloads
6) chmod a+x nvidia... (The driver file that you downloaded)
7) sudo ./nvidia...
Follow the process and then reboot with
sudo reboot

It might be that the kernel in CAELinux 2017 causes incompatibilities with the most recent Nvidia drivers. In this case try with an older one from 2017.

You may need to repeat this process after you run a kernel upgrade. So keep the driver in a safe place and take notes once you know how to install it.

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2 years 9 months ago #9297 by Helio C
Thanks again, Mr. Cugnoni, I will do this after the other suggestion.

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