Problems Nvidia drivers

#1

Briefly describe your issue below:
Hi everyone,
I have an HP pavilon 15 equipped with a GTX 1050. I am having big issues in installing the Nvidia drivers. I already tried methods including this one: https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?35748-TUTORIAL-Installing-official-NVIDIA-driver-in-Optimus-laptop.
But I always end up with the same result, a black screen before log-in.
Thanks for the help


What version of Parrot are you running? 4.5 64Bit, Kernel 4.19.0

What method did you use to install Parrot? Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems? yes, windows 10

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nvidia x server
(Matt) #2

There is some documentation being written up.
It isnt on the website yet but you can read it from dev repo: https://nest.parrotsec.org/parrot-organization/documentation/blob/dev/docs/info/gpu-drivers.md

Give that a go and see if it helps.

#3

Hi,
thank you for the help. This seems something can could work but everytime I try to run sudo apt install nvidia-driver it gives me:

Package nvidia-driver is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package ‘nvidia-driver’ has no installation candidate

This is my source file:

deb http://deb.parrotsec.org/parrot stable main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.parrotsec.org/parrot stable main contrib non-free

Thanks for the help

(Matt) #4

Thats a bit strange…
Its still there, i just checked.

Maybe try running sudo apt update then trying again. Otherwise i guess just wget the package and install it manually.

#5

I tried several times apt update and also i tried to download directly some drivers and all of them would tell me that it does not satisfy some dependencies

(Matt) #6

Download it directly:
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/parrotsec.org/parrot/pool/non-free/n/nvidia-graphics-drivers/nvidia-driver_390.87-8_amd64.deb

Install it:
sudo dpkg -i nvidia-driver_390.87-8_amd64.deb

See if that works.

#7

I tried but it does not work, it keeps telling me the are dependencies missing and even if i try to install them i constantly gives me an error, it is really weird because I also made a clean installation of parrot and it gives me this problem with nvidia drivers.

(Amzker Pro Hacker) #8

Update Your Repo
Then

    apt update && aptitude install nvidia

If still not download deb file and install
And yes that will hearts but install all dependencies manually

dependencies also have dependencies

#9

I tried again a general clean up and everything worked again.
Thank you for the help!

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(vladislav) #10

Someone should pin this Tuto install of bumblebee and drivers theme on top of this forum so people spend less time and nerves with installing nvidia drivers.

You may also check this topic if you have screen tearing.

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