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Install the NVIDIA driver 375 on Linux Mint

Install the NVIDIA driver 375 on Linux Mint

NVIDIA has released a new LTS version of its graphics driver for GNU Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and other supported operating systems. The Nvidia driver for Linux has reached 375 series.

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Note. Before downloading and installing new driver, make sure that your system has a supported NVIDIA GPU. You can also use automatic scanning, contacting the Drivers section on the website of NVIDIA to find the latest drivers for your NVIDIA GPU.
How to identify and install the correct driver for your Nvidia video card in Linux Mint can be viewed on page "How to detect and install the correct version of the Nvidia driver on Linux Mint". Otherwise, after you install the NVIDIA driver 367 you risk not to run the system.

Installation latest version into Linux Mint:

If you not previously added repository to the system

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

You can set in the driver Manager or in the terminal

sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-375 nvidia-settings

After the installation, restart the computer to activate this driver.

After a new logon check the installed graphics driver utility NVIDIA X Server Settings, search in the menu or in the terminal command:

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

Good Luck!!!

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  1. Ice Alinutza
    When I type in terminal:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
    I recived this message:
    ## Current Status
    Current official release: `nvidia-370` (370.28)
    Current long-lived branch release: `nvidia-367` (367.57)
    This PPA is currently in testing, you should be experienced with packaging before you dive in here:
    This: "ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa" is in testing or next: phoronix-test-suite...?
    Why isn't list as LTS NVIDIA driver 375.20 which is recommanded version for my GT430 board?
    1. Shekin
      GeForce 400 Series
      GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

      You can install 370 version also
      x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
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