Linux Is there a minimal install guide for nVIDIA?
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I know fritsch has done one for AMD and Intel. I used to follow his guide for my gen1 ION except install nvidia-331 from x-swat along the way. Everything would work great. On my box, every few months I start getting input/output errors so I do a fresh install. I guess the nvidia drivers changed because about 200 packages install now, including pulseaudio and lightdm. Now I have issues with the HTPC booting to a login prompt. Sometimes when I Ctrl+Alt+F1 it will boot into Kodi.

Long story short, is there a guide for a minimal install with ION/nvidia? Or a way to install nvidia drivers without the crap ton of extra drivers?
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Try: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends nvidia-331 <- no 344 version available?
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#3
(2014-12-21, 05:45)fritsch Wrote: Try: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends nvidia-331 <- no 344 version available?

I will do that when I get home. When I had last installed 331 was the latest. With that said, I will give 344 a shot. I never bothered switching before since everything played with no problems. My system has an issue that after running like a top for a couple of months, I will start getting input/output errors when trying to use sudo and the file system goes into read only mode. The easiest way I have found to fix it was just to wipe and start fresh.

You still recommend trusty and 3.16, correct?
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For nvidia a simple trusty fully updated is enough. No need to bump the kernel. Also use the nvidia driver trusty lts ships. That's the safe side. Personally I did not have very good experience with the 331 series.
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#5
I must be an idiot. I never thought to check if there was a built in driver for nvidia. And just stay with the shipped kernel?
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#6
Jo. fully update the system.
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#7
Many thanks fritsch. I have 1.8 GB used. There seemed to be an issue when I was dinking around with the movie 9, but I think I have it worked out. Either way, I don't have logs to provide. Here is what I am running, which I believe is what you said to do.

14.04.1
3.13.0-43
Kodi RC 3
built-in nvidia driver
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#8
I use the xorg-edgers ppa without problems. I had 331 installed but had some issues with tearing so I upgraded to 346 beta and so far so good Wink
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#9
I cannot suggest xorg-edgers, especially not for beginner users. It might break with every upgrade.
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