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Software & hardware support => Hardware => Topic started by: gabinader on November 19, 2020, 04:07:32 pm

Title: <SOLVED> How to install drivers sparkylinux
Post by: gabinader 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?
Title: Re: How to install drivers sparkylinux
Post by: lami07 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
Title: Re: How to install drivers sparkylinux
Post by: gabinader 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.
Title: Re: <SOLVED> How to install drivers sparkylinux
Post by: lami07 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