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Install the NVIDIA driver 381 on Linux Mint

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Install the NVIDIA driver 381 on Linux MintNVIDIA has introduced a new version of graphics driver NVIDIA 381 for Linux. The release of driver NVIDIA 381 is making some interesting changes and additions.
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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 381 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
Install the NVIDIA driver 381 on Linux Mintor in the terminal
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-381 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
If you installed a new kernel, it is possible to even reconfigure the kernel module with the new driver. To do this, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-381
In the case when in the terminal you will see the impossibility of reconfiguring the kernel module with the new driver, it is better to stop using it, otherwise you may get black screen after restarting the computer, i.e. the system will be inoperable.
How to get out of the situation "black screen", see "black boot screen after installing video driver".

May the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!
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Nick Name
Nick Name 6 May 2017 00:17
still not possible to rotate the screen with the NVIDIA driver :/
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Shekin 10 May 2017 13:48
Nick Name,
why not? I have rotate easily
linux mint nvidia screen rotate
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Ale
Ale 16 May 2017 16:31
Thanks for this post, specially about the back screen. I will try to update my nvidia driver.
Regards.
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Ale
Ale 28 May 2017 19:20
If I install the driver from the Driver Manager, I need to reconfigure the kernel module?
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Shekin 2 June 2017 11:41
Ale
I don't think so
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x64 Linux Mint 18.2 cinnamon
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ShkYo30
ShkYo30 8 June 2017 21:18
Hello, I have this latest 381 driver on my GTX660Ti but I don't have any CUDA option in Blender GPU option...
Why?
Thanks in advance!
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