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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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Shekin 18 February 2018 17:32
I have a Nvidia GTX970 graphics card. This driver and I have not put normally... So I installed the older version again.
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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Art 10 May 2018 12:18
No luck... I've tried nvidia-340, 385, and 396 with same results.
On reboot the OS hangs on the loading screen. Sometimes is I have just two dots, sometimes I see the mint logo, and it hangs. Sometimes I can eventually reach the system via ssh to rollback, but it takes forever to get to that point. I usually cannot get to a console when this happens. If i set 'text' mode in grub i can see a console but keyboard input does not work correctly. I do see hung timeouts when in this mode. If i remove nvidia via ssh, everything seems to work fine again.

Dell Precision Tower 3620
# cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="18.3 (Sylvia)"
# uname -a
Linux changeme 4.10.0-38-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 10 16:32:20 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# lspci |grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 5912 (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107GL [Quadro K420] (rev a1)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107GL [Quadro K420] (rev a1)
# glxinfo |grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
??? Huh? I'm not running in a VM, I installed as primary OS.
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Kay 8 October 2018 23:24
This does not work for my NVidia geforce gtx 960m with Mint 19, hangs at boot. Its creating more problems.
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