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Install the NVIDIA driver 390 on Linux Mint

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Install the NVIDIA driver 381 on Linux MintNVIDIA has introduced a new version of graphics linux nvidia driver 390. The release of driver NVIDIA 390 is making some interesting changes and additions.

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 390 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
sudo apt update
After, you can set in the linux mint nvidia drivers Manager 
Install the NVIDIA driver 390 on Linux Mint
or in the terminal
sudo apt install nvidia-390 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-390
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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Corey
Corey 18 February 2018 10:40
I have added the PPA repository, ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. I use the Driver Manager graphical tool, but I get the following errors. I've tried a apt-get install -f but no luck. Any ideas on how to fix these?

Thanks!

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

nvidia-390: Depends: x11-common (>= 1:7.0.0) but 1:7.7+13ubuntu3 is to be installed
Depends: libgl1 but it is a virtual package
Depends: xorg-video-abi-23 but it is a virtual package
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Shekin 18 February 2018 17:32
Corey,
I have a Nvidia GTX970 graphics card. This driver and I have not put normally... So I installed the older version again.
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x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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