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 Please launch the downloaded installer, and follow the instructions.

Linux Debian#

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: .

  • In the case of Ubuntu just the following command can be used

    Ubuntu-drivers list
  • 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.