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Installing NVIDIA driver


Apr 22, 2019
Hi, after installing Pop!_OS 20.04 on a AMD GPU, I've recently changed to NVIDIA.
I've initially used the Intel/AMD ISO file to install the OS.

Is the following command the only thing I need to install the corresponding NVIDIA driver?
$ sudo apt install system76-driver-nvidia



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Sep 23, 2020
Hi, sorry I'm new here. (This is my first Linux Opperating system, so I'm not too familiar.)

I've recently done the same as the OP in this thread. Installed Pop!_os 20.04 with intel graphics, then added an NVIDIA graphics card recently.

I did use the following, before installing the card, as I saw this on other google searches:
$ sudo apt install system76-driver-nvidia

Everything seemed to be all fine for a while, but I'm now seeing this in my Pop! Shop:

and when I try to install this, I get the following:

The text from that details box, in full is:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
nvidia-driver-450: Depends: libnvidia-extra-450 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libnvidia-decode-450 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libnvidia-encode-450 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-450 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libnvidia-cfg1-450 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: nvidia-prime (>= 0.8)
Recommends: libnvidia-decode-450:i386 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Recommends: libnvidia-encode-450:i386 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Recommends: libnvidia-ifr1-450:i386 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Recommends: libnvidia-fbc1-450:i386 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Recommends: libnvidia-gl-450:i386 (= 450.66-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)

Should I be worried about this? Have I done something wrong? I'm guessing I'm not on the latest driver if I can't install this?

I've just noticed that someone else is also getting this here: https://github.com/pop-os/shop/issues/219

Last edited:

Adam Kadmon

Jul 25, 2020
Yes, it's an error because it isn't released yet.
In that case I hope I wasn't wrong to do the following (the end result is nvidia-driver-450 being installed without any apparent problems). This is from memory and it's been a long day, so forgive any mistakes:

First remove the old driver (440 in my case):
sudo apt remove nvidia-driver-440

And its dependencies:
sudo apt autoremove

(It might be possible to do sudo apt autoremove nvidia-driver-440 but I didn't risk trying something new :))

Then install the new driver:
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-450

Confirm using dkms status, nvidia-smi won't work until reboot.

This is my output from nvidia-smi now:

Wed Sep 23 21:01:40 2020       
| NVIDIA-SMI 450.66       Driver Version: 450.66       CUDA Version: 11.0     |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                               |                      |               MIG M. |
|   0  GeForce GTX 166...  Off  | 00000000:01:00.0  On |                  N/A |
| N/A   44C    P8     1W /  N/A |    745MiB /  5944MiB |      1%      Default |
|                               |                      |                  N/A |
| Processes:                                                                  |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                  GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                   Usage      |
|    0   N/A  N/A       946      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                 70MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      1524      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                213MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      1668      G   /usr/bin/gnome-shell              115MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      2948      G   ...AAAAAAAAA= --shared-files      112MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      8352      G   /usr/lib/firefox/firefox          222MiB |


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Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
Well, if it works for you, great! It's probably close to release, just wasn't meant to be yet, so there's no surprise it works OK when installed via CLI.

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