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Author Topic: <SOLVED> How to install drivers sparkylinux  (Read 293 times)

Offline gabinader

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<SOLVED> How to install drivers sparkylinux
« on: November 19, 2020, 04:07:32 pm »
I just built a gaming PC and installed sparkylinux on it. I cant change the resolution to anything beyond 1024x768. I figured that I probably am missing video drivers for my card: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070. I tried the nvidia-detect and it said that it couldnt find drivers that are compatible. Does this mean that I should ditch sparkylinux?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 02:14:07 am by gabinader »

Offline lami07

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Re: How to install drivers sparkylinux
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 07:53:53 pm »
For gaming you will need NVIDIA Proprietary Driver. Here you will find basic information:
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
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Re: How to install drivers sparkylinux
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 09:43:16 pm »
Thanks for your reply. The issue is that nvidia-detect is not giving me any information so I am not sure which driver I need.

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Re: <SOLVED> How to install drivers sparkylinux
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 09:06:06 am »
Disclaimer. I have no access to device with NVIDIA GPU. My knowledge about subject is purely theoretical and might be incomplete.

Run this command to identify your GPU
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lspci -nn | egrep -i "3d|display|vga"
And compere the result with list of supported devices here
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https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Desktop_Drivers
Before you proceed with istalation make sure you have installed headers for your kernel in use and dkms package.

After successful instalation run nvidia-xconfig
« Last Edit: November 21, 2020, 09:12:05 am by lami07 »
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