Linux - Introduction to the NVIDIA driver installer

Updated 09/29/2021 09:52 AM

Linux - Introduction to the NVIDIA driver installer


After you have downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run, begin installation by exiting X, cd'ing into the directory containing the downloaded file, and run:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run

The .run file is a self-extracting archive. When the .run file is executed, it extracts the contents of the archive, and runs the contained `nvidia-installer` utility, which will walk you through installation of
the NVIDIA driver.

The .run file accepts many command line options. Here are a few of the more common options:

--info

Print embedded info about the .run file and exit.

--check

Check integrity of the archive and exit.

--extract-only

Extract the contents of ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629.run, but do not run 'nvidia-installer'.

--help

Print usage information for the common command line options; and exit.

--advanced-options

Print usage information for the common command line options as well as the advanced options, and then exit.

Installation will also install the utility `nvidia-installer`, which may be later used to uninstall drivers, auto-download updated drivers, etc.

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