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Can anyone tell me if Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS has an open source driver that supports an NVIDIA Gtx 1050 ti graphics card?

My CPU is an Intel E2140.

  • Thanks all for answering to me!I need to know too if I can install this proprietary NVIDIA graphic driver without a graphic card cause I will buy it yet.Then,for a while I need to keep my current driver that is a "llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)".My computer don't have an offboard graphic card and his motherboard is a Gigabyte VM900M (rev.1).Thanks CentaurusA to correct me...As you can see I'm a newbie here. – J-Mello Sep 27 '18 at 23:12
  • Organic Marble,I typed this and that was the result: – J-Mello Sep 28 '18 at 19:46
  • nvidia-settings: Instalado: 396.54-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1 Candidato: 396.54-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1 Tabela de versão: *** 396.54-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1 500 500 ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 390.42-0ubuntu1 500 500 br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages – J-Mello Sep 28 '18 at 19:47
  • This appears to show that you have installed nvidia, at least the settings part. What makes you think it's not working? – Organic Marble Sep 28 '18 at 20:18
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    Whatever if it will works in the future or not,thank you for your tips and when I install a graphic card in my computer I will notice the result here to we know if it works or not.I just wait a discount in the regular price of this card now,maybe I'll buy this in January...I don't get why in my country these things are so expensive! – J-Mello Sep 28 '18 at 21:43
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The proprietary Nvidia graphics driver can be installed in Ubuntu 18.04 from the terminal with the following commands:

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall  
sudo reboot    

When installing a proprietary graphics driver, it is not necessary to uninstall the built-in open source graphics driver. The two graphics drivers can be installed alongside each other allowing the open source graphics driver to be used as a fallback alternative in case there is a problem using the proprietary graphics driver.

The ubuntu-drivers autoinstall command installs drivers that are appropriate for automatic installation including their dependencies, and the Nvidia driver will also be updated automatically when an update is available.

  • Karel,I have typed this command in Tilix and then it said "No drivers found for automatic installation." I think I'd better install this from NVIDIA site,so I'll try do it...I don't know exactly what to do now.But Thanks for your anwser! :) – J-Mello Sep 28 '18 at 10:21
  • It definitely looks like the NVIDIA driver is supported for this graphic card in Organic Marble's answer. – karel Sep 28 '18 at 10:23
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The attached screenshot shows that the NVIDIA 390.87 driver is running my GeForce GTX 1050 Ti card.

I installed this driver from the graphics-drivers ppa thusly:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-384 nvidia-settings

Note: this is what I did, and 384 is supposedly a transitional package; you may be able to install nvidia-390 directly.

enter image description here

  • Hello Organic Marble!Thanks for your anwser! However I didn't get a driver yet by these commands.Maybe my kernel don't accept the driver cause my old machine that that is a Gigabyte VM900M.Do you know if someone have installed NVIDIA proprietary driver on an old motherboard like mine?My Ubuntu says to me that I don't have any additional driver available. – J-Mello Sep 28 '18 at 11:36
  • if you type 'apt policy nvidia-settings' in a terminal and edit your question to include the result, I may have other suggestions. – Organic Marble Sep 28 '18 at 12:18
  • @J-Mello The problem is not installing the driver. The driver exists and it works. But newer cards can't possibly work in a 2006 computer. – GabrielaGarcia Nov 11 '18 at 13:52
  • @GabrielaGarcia I agree and I know that my old computer will not run a graphics card like these newer as good as it would be cause the lower power of a 2 core cpu with only 1,2ghz!I'm looking for a 2018/2019 computer that I'll build buying each hardware component like i9 9900k,Gigabyte Z390, 32gb ram...with an amazing Cougar case.Then,my screen will not freeze anymore and certainly I will able to enjoy each feature of Ubuntu and grow up in Ubuntu and Linux community! :) – J-Mello Nov 27 '18 at 10:12

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