A new update for the latest long-lived NVIDIA Linux driver 384 series was released a few days with some new GPUs support and a few fixes.
Changes in NVIDIA 384.111 include:
- Added support for GPUs: GeForce MX130, GeForce MX110, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q Design, Quadro P500.
- Fixed a regression that prevented displays connected via some types of passive adapters (e.g. DMS-59 to VGA or DVI) from working correctly. The regression was introduced with driver version 384.98.
- Fixed a bug that caused Quadro M2200 GPUs to enter the lowest available PowerMizer performance level when under load.
Download / Install NVIDIA 384.90:
The official Linux binaries are available for download at the link below:
There’s also a PPA repository lets you to easily install the new proprietary GPU drivers via Additional Drivers utility.
To add the PPA, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
The new driver release is not published in the PPA at the moment, because the launchpad build farm is disabled pending maintenance. Once it’s available, launch Additional Drivers utility and you’ll see NVIDIA 384 drivers in the list:
For some devices, there may be a black screen issue after installing NVIDIA proprietary GPU drivers. It can be fixed either by setting NOMODESET in grub option, or removing the proprietary driver via command:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
You may need to boot into recovery mode -> root prompt, or press Ctrl+Alt+F1 on login screen to get into command console.
In addition, to remove the PPA repository launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.