Install NVIDIA 340.108 Driver on Ubuntu

Last Updated on January 14, 2022 by Pupli

Install NVIDIA proprietary drivers on Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint / LMDE and disable the nouveau driver

Make sure that you system is up-to-date and you are running latest kernel, also make sure that you don’t have any Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint / LMDE NVIDIA package installed

## Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint / LMDE ##
apt update

apt upgrade

## Debian and Linux Mint ##
apt autoremove $(dpkg -l nvidia-driver* |grep ii |awk '{print $2}')

## Ubuntu ##
apt autoremove $(dpkg -l xserver-xorg-video-nvidia* |grep ii |awk '{print $2}')

apt reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

Install needed dependencies

## Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint ##
apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) gcc make acpid dkms libglvnd-core-dev libglvnd0 libglvnd-dev dracut wget patch libgtk2.0-0

Disable nouveau

Create or edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Append ‘blacklist nouveau’

echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Edit /etc/default/grub

Append ‘rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau’ to end of ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”…”‘.

## Example row on Debian ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau"

## OR with Ubuntu and Linux Mint ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau"

Update grub2 conf

## BIOS and UEFI ##
update-grub2

Generate initramfs

## Backup old initramfs nouveau image ##
mv /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r)-nouveau
 
## Generate new initramfs image ##
dracut -q /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)

Create new directory for inttf NVIDIA patcher

cd ~
mkdir NVIDIA
cd NVIDIA

Download / Update inttf NVIDIA patcher

wget -O inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh https://nvidia.if-not-true-then-false.com/patcher/inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh

Make inttf NVIDIA patcher executable

chmod +x inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh

Download and patch your drivers

./inttf-nvidia-patcher.sh -v 340.108

Reboot to runlevel 3

systemctl set-default multi-user.target

reboot

Run NVIDIA Binary

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.108-patched-kernel-5.15.run
systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot

References
https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2021/debian-ubuntu-linux-mint-nvidia-guide/
https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2020/inttf-nvidia-patcher/