Nvidia driver

NickolayKo

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Good day everyone.
Been using Linux without any problems, once I launched my laptop to external screen using HDMI, Laptop turned off due to low battery, while being connected to external screen, after unplugging from HDMI black screen appeared, I was looking for tutorials on net (while being a total noob) tried reinstalling the driver through terminal, in the end OS started working with delays and high CPU load. Tried installing it by driver manager but an error occured:

pk-client-error-quark: Error while installing package: trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/doc/libnvidia-gl-390/changelog/Debian.gz' which is different from other instances of package libnvidia-gl-390 (313)

Can i fix this issue somehow and run Mint using this driver again without reinstalling the whole OS?



p.s. sorry for my explanations and me being stupid - my Linux skills are very basic :)
 

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Lord Boltar

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Need to switch back to the Nouveau driver first should be under Software & Updates click on Additional Drivers and change it there.
Then remove the Nvidia Drivers -
Code:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
Then open your driver manager and install nvidia again
 

NickolayKo

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Need to switch back to the Nouveau driver first should be under Software & Updates click on Additional Drivers and change it there.
Then remove the Nvidia Drivers -
Code:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
Then open your driver manager and install nvidia again
Thank you for a reply buddy.
Turns out I was following the same commands even before your suggestion, so started over with super user(root) and followed your instructions. My drivers manag is showing the same error as in the pinned screenshot above
 

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Thank you for a reply buddy.
Turns out I was following the same commands even before your suggestion, so started over with super user(root) and followed your instructions. My drivers manag is showing the same error as in the pinned screenshot above
When you bring up the driver manager is it only showing the 390 drivers or any later ones?
Also might want to try
Code:
sudo apt autoremove
To add the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA in Ubuntu or Linux Mint and update the software sources, use the following commands:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
Code:
sudo apt update
Close terminal then open All - then Driver Manager and install latest nVidia drivers

The other option is to go here /usr/share/doc/libnvidia-gl-390/changelog/Debian.gz - and delete that file probably have to be in root to do it since it is trying to overwrite it
 
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NickolayKo

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When you bring up the driver manager is it only showing the 390 drivers or any later ones?
Also might want to try
Code:
sudo apt autoremove
To add the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA in Ubuntu or Linux Mint and update the software sources, use the following commands:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
Code:
sudo apt update
Close terminal then open All - then Driver Manager and install latest nVidia drivers

The other option is to go here /usr/share/doc/libnvidia-gl-390/changelog/Debian.gz - and delete that file probably have to be in root to do it since it is trying to overwrite it
Installed by your instructions, after reboot I need to change them anyway. I have no idea what this thing wants. Maybe I should try installing it from external source?
 

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Lord Boltar

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That tells me that Nvidia has stopped updating drivers for your card

Then, run the following commands to check the list of driver devices available for the Nvidia card from the default Ubuntu repository.

Code:
sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
That should list all available drivers for your 810M Card

Now you can run the following commands to install the specific driver you want.

Code:
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
If there is later numbers then 390 then use that number instead of 390

Code:
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-390
 

NickolayKo

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That tells me that Nvidia has stopped updating drivers for your card

Then, run the following commands to check the list of driver devices available for the Nvidia card from the default Ubuntu repository.

Code:
sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
That should list all available drivers for your 810M Card

Now you can run the following commands to install the specific driver you want.

Code:
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
If there is later numbers then 390 then use that number instead of 390

Code:
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-390
Installed 418 version, deleted the previous one, the same message is showing up, now when i go to drivers manag it's saying the system needs no additional drivers. It's still getting delays.
 

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Lord Boltar

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Installed 418 version, deleted the previous one, the same message is showing up, now when i go to drivers manag it's saying the system needs no additional drivers. It's still getting delays.
Then if you are not getting anymore errors and you have the latest version that came out for your card, you should be good. Video cards only update for so long then no more updates.
 

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Then if you are not getting anymore errors and you have the latest version that came out for your card, you should be good. Video cards only update for so long then no more updates.
Do you mean there is no solution? Why OS is telling me I need to install new driver, at the same time, drivers manager says I don't need one. Maybe a new driver is not activated, can I make this thing work, as it worked before?
 

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I do not see where the OS is telling you to install new driver
Code:
 inxi- Fx
and post back what it says
also post back what this says
Code:
sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
 
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Lord Boltar

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Looks like the CPU is not seeing the driver on your Graphics it says driver: N/A

what does
Code:
nvidia-settings
give you
and
Code:
lspci -v | grep VGA
 

NickolayKo

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Looks like the CPU is not seeing the driver on your Graphics it says driver: N/A

what does
Code:
nvidia-settings
give you
Everything is working fine after deleting nomodeset line on the OS selecting menu, thought maybe this line is making an issue. Don't know what the heck I was doing, that's why I typed it there after watching some youtube tutorials.
Thank you so much for your help. Can I support your work somehow?
 

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Everything is working fine after deleting nomodeset line on the OS selecting menu, thought maybe this line is making an issue. Don't know what the heck I was doing, that's why I typed it there after watching some youtube tutorials.
Thank you so much for your help. Can I support your work somehow?
Glad it is fixed - you can mark this as (Solved)
 
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