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Thursday, 16 June 2016

How To : Install NVIDIA 367.27 Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 367.27 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you to install Nvidia 367.27 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.


Fixes

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
      GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070
  • Added support for VDPAU Feature Set H to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set H are capable of hardware-accelerated decoding of 8192x8192 (8k) H.265/HEVC video streams.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes skip displaying Vulkan frames when the Composite extension is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection.  This fixes a crash when starting some versions of Matlab.
  • Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.

Installation

Remove currently installed graphics drivers.

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
Download the appropriate driver from the source. Here are the download links:

End the graphic session with the appropriate command from the list of commands given below:

# For Ubuntu LightDM [DEFAULT]
sudo service lightdm stop

#For Gnome GDM
sudo service gdm stop

#For Linux Mint MDM
sudo service mdm stop
Make the installer file executable.

chmod +x ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-367.27.run
Run the executable installer file.

sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-367.27.run
This will start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Note : Do not delete the installer file. It will be needed while removing/uninstalling the Nvidia 367.27 driver if it fails to work properly.

To uninstall,

sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-367.27.run --uninstall

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7-RC3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 4.7-RC3 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7-RC3 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.7*.deb' 'linux-image-4.7*.deb'
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.7*.deb' 'linux-image-4.7*.deb'
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.7*' 'linux-image-4.7*'

Saturday, 11 June 2016

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7-RC2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 4.7-RC2 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7-RC2 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc2_4.7.0-040700rc2.201606100641_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc2-generic_4.7.0-040700rc2.201606100641_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc1-generic_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.7*.deb' 'linux-image-4.7*.deb'
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc2_4.7.0-040700rc2.201606100641_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc2-generic_4.7.0-040700rc2.201606100641_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc2-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc2-generic_4.7.0-040700rc2.201606100641_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.7*.deb' 'linux-image-4.7*.deb'
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.7*' 'linux-image-4.7*'

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7-RC1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 4.7-RC1 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7-RC1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc1_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc1-generic_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc1-generic_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.7*.deb' 'linux-image-4.7*.deb'
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc1_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc1-generic_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc1-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc1-generic_4.7.0-040700rc1.201606100619_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.7-*.deb' 'linux-image-4.7*.deb'
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.7*' 'linux-image-4.7*'

How To: Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

The Linux Kernel 4.6.2 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.2 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.2-040602_4.6.2-040602.201606100516_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.2-040602-generic_4.6.2-040602.201606100516_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.2-yakkety/linux-image-4.6.2-040602-generic_4.6.2-040602.201606100516_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.6.2*.deb linux-image-4.6.2*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.2-040602_4.6.2-040602.201606100516_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.2-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.2-040602-generic_4.6.2-040602.201606100516_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.2-yakkety/linux-image-4.6.2-040602-generic_4.6.2-040602.201606100516_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.6.2*.deb linux-image-4.6.2*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.6.2*' 'linux-image-4.6.2*'

How To: Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

The Linux Kernel 4.6.1 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.1-040601_4.6.1-040601.201606100454_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.1-040601-generic_4.6.1-040601.201606100454_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.1-yakkety/linux-image-4.6.1-040601-generic_4.6.1-040601.201606100454_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.6.1*.deb linux-image-4.6.1*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.1-040601_4.6.1-040601.201606100454_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.1-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.1-040601-generic_4.6.1-040601.201606100454_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6.1-yakkety/linux-image-4.6.1-040601-generic_4.6.1-040601.201606100454_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.6.1*.deb linux-image-4.6.1*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.6.1*' 'linux-image-4.6.1*'

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