Install NVIDIA Driver 440.82 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint Via PPA

Install NVIDIA Driver 440.82 in Ubuntu 20.04

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install NVIDIA Driver 440.82 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04 and LinuxMint

Nvidia Linux Display Driver is a proprietary, yet freely distributed OpenGL video driver that aims to offer support for Nvidia graphics cards on any Linux kernel-based operating system.

Changelog in NVIDIA Driver 440.82

  • Added a workaround for Steam Play title DOOM Eternal, which overrides application requested memory locations, to ensure performance-critical resources be placed in video memory.
  • Allow presenting from queue families which only expose VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT when using XCB in addition to Xlib surfaces.
  • Fixed a bug that caused render-offloaded applications to crash on exit.
  • Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with error “implicit declaration of function ‘timespec_to_ns,getrawmonotonic'”.
    getnstimeofday,struct timeval'”.

How to Install NVIDIA Driver 440.82 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Step 1: Verify the model of NVIDIA graphic card

# ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00001C03sv00001043sd000085ABbc03sc00i00
vendor : NVIDIA Corporation
model : GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
driver : nvidia-driver-390 – distro non-free
driver : nvidia-driver-435 – distro non-free
driver : nvidia-driver-440 – distro non-free recommended
driver : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau – distro free builtin

From the above output, we can see the recommended driver is nvidia-driver-440 and we can install that.

Step 2: Add the proprietary GPU drivers PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

Step 3: Update the repository

sudo apt update

Step 4: Install NVIDIA Driver 440.82

sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-440

Once the installation is done, reboot the server and the settings will be reflected

Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 440.82

If you are planning to remove the drivers use the below command and also remove the nvidia driver PPA

sudo apt purge nvidia-* && sudo apt autoremove

To remove the NVIDIA Driver run

sudo add-apt-repository –remove ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

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