Installing the last Nvidia GPU driver
Installing the last Nvidia GPU driver#
The compute capability of the Nvidia GPU equipped to your system should not be less than 5. To check the compute capability of a GPU, please refer to the following Nvidia web page. Depending on your system, you are invited to follow the instructions below.
To install the latest Nvidia GPU driver, please download the driver from the following Nvidia link https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads?target_os=Windows&target_arch=x86_64. Please launch the downloaded installer, and follow the instructions.
To install the latest Nvidia GPU on Linux based operating systems, please follow the steps below:
Open a terminal
To add GPU driver’s repository, enter the following command
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
Update the package repository information
sudo apt update
Upgrade all packages on your system
sudo apt upgrade
Find out what proprietary driver packages are available. This information is available on NVIDIA’s site: https://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html .
In the case of Ubuntu just the following command can be used
A list of available packages will be displayed (see picture above). To install the latest package, replace “VERSION_NUMBER” in the next command with the highest version number in the list of available packages. For example : “nvidia-driver-415” .
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-VERSION_NUMBER
Reboot your computer so that the new driver is loaded.