Lubuntu 18.04. Installed today. Selected update and install proprietary drivers during install.

The ubuntu tool detects nothing:

Sofware & Updates - Additional Drivers

lspci | grep -i vga
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)

The following command does nothing. No error message, nothing.

sudo ubuntu-drivers devices     

antiX has a driver install routine that installed the driver, but I didn't like that distro. I liked Lubuntu because it made NVIDIA easy. That no longer seems to be the case.

How do I get this driver installed, please?

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    I made a mistake, and edited my comment to reflect: Lubuntu 18.04 – LNader Oct 3 '18 at 21:27

According to this question

What's the correct driver to use with a GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 on Ubuntu and Ubuntu flavours?

Your card needs nvidia-304 which is not supported any more. You can see the bug report here.

Comments in the bug report give a workaround involving installing a patch and compiling the driver yourself. I actually did get this to work (but not without significant effort) on a laptop with a Geoforce 8300 card.

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  • geforce.com/drivers/results/123709 it seems 6150SE supported by the proprietary drivers from the manufacture website – GoldHaloWings Oct 3 '18 at 23:02
  • That link goes to the 304 drivers which do not work anymore as explained in the bug report I linked. – Organic Marble Oct 3 '18 at 23:05
  • Ok i can't confirm this (bug) but the release date of the drivers was Tue Sep 19, 2017, free open source drivers especially for Nvidia (most) cards is better than the proprietary drivers is more optimized – GoldHaloWings Oct 3 '18 at 23:18
  • It seem the post was 3 years, 7 months ago plus the last test was on Ubuntu versions 16.04 did you tested on 18.04 with the drivers that was released on Tue Sep 19, 2017 from Nvidias webpage? – GoldHaloWings Oct 3 '18 at 23:35
  • Im asking im not judging because i know people that they have nvidia cards – GoldHaloWings Oct 3 '18 at 23:41

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