Installing Nvidia Display Driver Ubuntu

Part1: 

You need to disable secure start to successfully install third party Drivers

  1. download the latest Nvidia driver

  2. remove any previous nvidia driver

    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
  3. update and download a few tools that we will need:

    sudo spt-get update
    sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic

    * if you get error while installing driver (relating  to headers-generic), to save time install all headers (not the best way, but at least it saves time)
    * sudo apt-get install linux-headers-*
  4. blacklist nouveau

    # Create the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf file with :
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

    # add these lines:
    blacklist nouveau
    options nouveau modeset=0
    blacklist lbm-nouveau
    alias nouveau off
    alias lbm-nouveau off

    #Disable the Kernel nouveau by typing the following commands:

    echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
    sudo update-initramfs -u
  5.   go to ttyX and stop lightdm

    #press ALt+Ctrl+F1
    sudo service lightdm stop
  6. install driver

    chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-X.Y.Z.run
    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-X.Y.Z.run

    *Replace "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-X.Y.Z.run" with the name of the file that you Download in the previous step.
  7. enable sli

    sudo nvidia-xconfig --sli=on
    sudo reboot
    # to check if sli is enabled. go to nvidia- xserver-setting
    in GPU(0) --> graphic card information(main page)-> end of the page:  Xscreens : it has to display the screen name + (SLI)
  8. if the screen flickers after enabling the sli, Install Compiz Config, from a terminal. type:

        sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

     -->   From the launcher, execute CompizConfig Settings Manager
     -->   Check the checkbox in "Utility -> Workarounds -> Force full screen redraws (buffer swap) on repaint"

Tags: tutorial, UBUNTU, OPENCV, GTX1080, CUDA8, UBUNTU16.04, NVIDIA, STRIX

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