Installation guide for NVidia cards in LMDE

Interesting this post published in the forum LinuxMint (in English) which I bring here humbly translated for users of LMDE that they use cards NVidia.

New cards.

For new models listed in this url:

$ sudo aptitude install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

Old Cards.

For older models listed in this url.

$ sudo aptitude install nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-173xx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

More old cards.

For models listed in this url.

$ sudo aptitude install nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

To remove.

It is recommended to remove the following packages:

apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1a

Or blacklist them:

sudo echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf


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  1.   fer said

    Useful, but beware!
    The «hybrid» cards (nvidia + intel chip, common in new laptops with i5 and i7 cores, second generation) and / or with optimus technology, do not work (unless the intel is disabled via hardware).

    Better to keep leaving the driver for the intel, even if we lose all our power from nvidia ...

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Interesting that data. I really didn't know because I always use Intel. Thank you very much for the information fer.

  2.   Raul said

    It is true what fer says, to me, if I install the driver of my ati, being with the intel of the i7, it works badly for me, no worse.

    And total in Linux you are not going to play in HD, the intel is left over (Until it is clear that is)

  3.   dwarf said

    good, maybe this comment will not go here but I have two doubts. One related to drivers and the other to libraries.

    With drivers: How do I install the proprietary ones of ati? Is it like in ubuntu?

    Libraries: I need the 32-bit ones, the ia32 can be installed in LMDE as in ubuntu by the soft. center? Ubuntu mr is not giving very good results to say ...