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Installing NVIDIA driver

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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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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:
1600861517129.png


and when I try to install this, I get the following:
1600861569160.png


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?

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


Thanks,
GG
 
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Adam Kadmon

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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:

Code:
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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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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