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Thursday, 25 August 2016

How To : Install NVIDIA 367.35 Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 367.35 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you to install Nvidia 367.35 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.


Fixes

  • Fixed a regression that could cause console corruption when resuming from suspend.
  • Improved buffer write performance of the nvidia-drm DRM KMS driver by using write-combined DRM Dumb Buffers where available.
  • Fixed a bug that caused X to crash when applying changes to the RandR CscMatrix property while VT-switched away from X.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when exiting nvidia-settings on displays with 8 or 15 bit color depths.
  • 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.
  • Added support for querying clock values on Pascal GPUs.
  • Removed the Base Mosaic configuration option from nvidia-settings on systems where the feature is not actually supported.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-smi to report an inaccurate version number.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a system crash if there was a peer-to-peer mapping still active during CUDA context teardown.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented nvidia-bug-report.sh from finding relevant messages in kernel log files.

    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-*-367.35.run
    
    Run the executable installer file.

    sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-367.35.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 367.35 driver if it fails to work properly.

    To uninstall,

    sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-367.35.run --uninstall
    
    This driver can also be installed using PPA in just 4 steps. For this, you will have to add the PPA, update the packages, install the driver and restart the system. Instructions for this are as below:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install nvidia-367
    reboot
    
    If you wish to remove this, please use below commands:

    sudo apt purge nvidia-*
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo reboot
    

    Tuesday, 23 August 2016

    How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.8-RC3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

        The Linux Kernel 4.8-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 4.8-RC3 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


    Installation

    For 32-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc3/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc3_4.8.0-040800rc3.201608212032_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc3/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc3-generic_4.8.0-040800rc3.201608212032_i386.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc3/linux-image-4.8.0-040800rc3-generic_4.8.0-040800rc3.201608212032_i386.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.8*.deb' 'linux-image-4.8*.deb'
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    For 64-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc3/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc3_4.8.0-040800rc3.201608212032_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc3/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc3-generic_4.8.0-040800rc3.201608212032_amd64.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc3/linux-image-4.8.0-040800rc3-generic_4.8.0-040800rc3.201608212032_amd64.debb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.8*.deb' 'linux-image-4.8*.deb'
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    To uninstall,

    sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.8*' 'linux-image-4.8*'
    

    How To: Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 4.7.2 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 4.7.2 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


    Installation

    For 32-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.2/linux-headers-4.7.2-040702_4.7.2-040702.201608201334_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.2/linux-headers-4.7.2-040702-generic_4.7.2-040702.201608201334_i386.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.2/linux-image-4.7.2-040702-generic_4.7.2-040702.201608201334_i386.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.7.2*.deb linux-image-4.7.2*.deb
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    For 64-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.2/linux-headers-4.7.2-040702_4.7.2-040702.201608201334_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.2/linux-headers-4.7.2-040702-generic_4.7.2-040702.201608201334_amd64.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.2/linux-image-4.7.2-040702-generic_4.7.2-040702.201608201334_amd64.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.7.2*.deb linux-image-4.7.2*.deb
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    To uninstall,

    sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.7.2*' 'linux-image-4.7.2*'
    

    Monday, 22 August 2016

    How To: Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The Linux Kernel 4.7.1 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 4.7.1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


    Installation

    For 32-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.1/linux-headers-4.7.1-040701_4.7.1-040701.201608160432_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.1/linux-headers-4.7.1-040701-generic_4.7.1-040701.201608160432_i386.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.1/linux-image-4.7.1-040701-generic_4.7.1-040701.201608160432_i386.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.7.1*.deb linux-image-4.7.1*.deb
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    For 64-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.1/linux-headers-4.7.1-040701_4.7.1-040701.201608160432_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.1/linux-headers-4.7.1-040701-generic_4.7.1-040701.201608160432_amd64.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7.1/linux-image-4.7.1-040701-generic_4.7.1-040701.201608160432_amd64.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.7.1*.deb linux-image-4.7.1*.deb
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    To uninstall,

    sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.7.1*' 'linux-image-4.7.1*'
    

    How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.8-RC2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

        The Linux Kernel 4.8-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 4.8-RC2 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


    Installation

    For 32-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc2/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc2_4.8.0-040800rc2.201608142332_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc2/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc2-generic_4.8.0-040800rc2.201608142332_i386.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc2/linux-image-4.8.0-040800rc2-generic_4.8.0-040800rc2.201608142332_i386.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.8*.deb' 'linux-image-4.8*.deb'
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    For 64-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc2/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc2_4.8.0-040800rc2.201608142332_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc2/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc2-generic_4.8.0-040800rc2.201608142332_amd64.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc2/linux-image-4.8.0-040800rc2-generic_4.8.0-040800rc2.201608142332_amd64.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.8*.deb' 'linux-image-4.8*.deb'
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    To uninstall,

    sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.8*' 'linux-image-4.8*'
    

    How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.8-RC1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

        The Linux Kernel 4.8-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 4.8-RC1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


    Installation

    For 32-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc1/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc1_4.8.0-040800rc1.201608072231_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc1/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc1-generic_4.8.0-040800rc1.201608072231_i386.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc1/linux-image-4.8.0-040800rc1-generic_4.8.0-040800rc1.201608072231_i386.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.8*.deb' 'linux-image-4.8*.deb'
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    For 64-Bit Systems

    Download the .deb packages.

    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc1/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc1_4.8.0-040800rc1.201608072231_all.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc1/linux-headers-4.8.0-040800rc1-generic_4.8.0-040800rc1.201608072231_amd64.deb
    
    $ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8-rc1/linux-image-4.8.0-040800rc1-generic_4.8.0-040800rc1.201608072231_amd64.deb
    
    Install them.

    $ sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.8*.deb' 'linux-image-4.8*.deb'
    
    Reboot the system.

    sudo reboot
    

    To uninstall,

    sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.8*' 'linux-image-4.8*'
    

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