I want to install the latest driver for my GTX 1070 (my monitor flickers sometimes and I think this might be because I never installed a proper driver).
Since NVIDIA supports Linux driver I downloaded the latest driver for my card at https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us.
I made the file executable and stated it from terminal
However, I can't install it. It shows me the folloing message:
The distribution-provided pre-install script failed! Are you sure you want to continue?
When I enter yes, I get the following error:
How can I fix it?
THis is the log file:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' creation time: Fri Jan 25 15:49:58 2019 installer version: 410.93
nvidia-installer command line: ./nvidia-installer
Unable to load: nvidia-installer ncurses v6 user interface
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> Detected 8 CPUs online; setting concurrency level to 8. -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 410.93. -> Running distribution scripts executing: '/usr/lib/nvidia/pre-install'... -> done. -> The distribution-provided pre-install script failed! Are you sure you want to continue? (Answer: Continue installation) ERROR: The Nouveau kernel driver is currently in use by your system. This driver is incompatible with the NVIDIA driver, and must be disabled before proceeding. Please consult the NVIDIA driver README and your Linux distribution's documentation for details on how to correctly disable the Nouveau kernel driver. -> For some distributions, Nouveau can be disabled by adding a file in the modprobe configuration directory. Would you like nvidia-installer to attempt to create this modprobe file for you? (Answer: No)
I'm not sure if it matters, but I did
apt-get upgrade before and haven't restarted yet.