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Re: Can't get my video card running




Erkko Lahnajärvi schreef op 2018-02-05 15:49:
Hi,

I fetched a new computer few days ago. The equipment are:

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350-Gaming
CPU: Amd Ryzen 3 1300x
RAM: 16Gb
Video card: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Hard disk: WD green 240 Gb

On this computer I installed Debian-9.3.0-amd64.
I've first tried to install the video card. I found a particular
driver for Linux from Ndivia's website. And then I bigan to install
it...

Filename: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20.run

I ran the file in Konsole, but then installation started to ask me
packages I should install first.

First ask: 'gcc' -package, I installed it, another try to install ->
didn't get through
Second ask: 'make' -package, installed that too, another try to
install VC-driver -> didn't get through
Third ask: [some package which I don't remember!!??],installed that
too, another try to install VC-driver -> didn't get through
Fourth ask: 'kernel-source or kernel-devel RPM' or define
'--kernel-source-path

But my src folder does not contain kernel-source. From which folder
should I look the kernel-source?

Then I tried some guides from web:

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-latest-nvidia-drivers-on-debian-9-stretch-linux

I did as I was ordered in the pages and restarted my computer. But
after that everything seems to be the same. From where can I set
resolution and other videocard adjustments?

How could I install my video card in first place?

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Friendly regards

Erkko Lahnajärvi

Don't use the nvidia*.run file. Debian has the nvidia-driver package.
read: https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Debian_9_.22Stretch.22

(TL;DR)
- add non-free and contrib to your sources.list
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver
- reboot

Install the nvidia-settings package if you want to modify your video card settings.

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Floris