How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org


#21

I try automatic installation from PPS but it not work for me.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

Fresh drivers from upstream, currently shipping Nvidia.
Current Status
Current long-lived branch release: `nvidia-410` (410.66)
Dropped support for Fermi series (https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4656)
Old long-lived branch release: `nvidia-390` (390.87)
For GF1xx GPUs use `nvidia-390` (390.87)
For G8x, G9x and GT2xx GPUs use `nvidia-340` (340.107)
For NV4x and G7x GPUs use `nvidia-304` (304.137) End-Of-Life!

$ sudo apt update

$ ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00000F02sv00001043sd000084DCbc03sc00i00
vendor : NVIDIA Corporation
model : GF108 [GeForce GT 730]
driver : nvidia-340 - third-party free
driver : nvidia-384 - distro non-free
driver : nvidia-390 - third-party free recommended
driver : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin

== cpu-microcode.py ==
driver : intel-microcode - distro free

Why I not see nvidia-410 :disappointed_relieved :?


#22

Ubuntu 18.10 and vulkan. FYI this guide is Iincomplete. Here’s what I told the ppa mantai sers of the Nvidia ppa on how to vulkan and setup vxkd to run.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa as the guide says
which will as of 18.10 auto update and refresh repositories
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 needed for 32 bit and wine
sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
Or use graphical methid for nvidia proprietary Install
apt install --install-recommends vulkan-utils libvkd3d1 libvkd3d-utils vkd3d-demos vulkan-tools ocl-icd-libopencl1 spiriv-headers spiriv-tools
then afterword install wine from wine hq using the staging branch and winetricks
As the guide says on winehq
If you dont do all of this you will be missing 32bit libraries and the spiriv files which dxkv would not work without them. And last note do not Install bumblebee or Primus. Your graphics will then default to Nvidia and everything works