There are a few things that need to be done when first installing a new Linux system on a built PC. One problem that I had a bit was with regards to the monitors and the colors. When I first built a PC, with a new RTX 2070, it couldn’t handle more than 1 monitor, nor could it use the Night Color/Light (or Redshift) options until I installed the correct drivers, which I learned from Ashley Tharp’s post. Prior to reading such post, nothing was working in either Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Kubuntu 18.04, Kubuntu 20.04, Pop_OS 20.04.
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
First, get the current version of the pci.ids
Next, figure out what graphics card you have:
lspci -nn | grep 'VGA'
My output is
7:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation TU106 [GeForce RTX 2070 Rev. A] [10de:1f07]
So next go get the new drivers from the NVIDIA website
In my case, I placed the following parameters
|GeForce RTX 20 Series
|GeForce RTX 2070
|Linux Long Lived
And then I downloaded the respective
Next, I installed some prerequisites
sudo apt install gcc make cmake
Next, go to where you downloaded the file, make it executable, and then run it
sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-450.57.run
Select the following:
- An alternate method of installing the NVIDIA driver was detected. (This is usually a package provided by your distributor.) A driver installed via that method may integrate better with your system than a driver installed by nvidia-installer. Please review the message provided by the maintainer of this alternate installation method and decide how to proceed:
- Continue installation
- Install NVIDIA’s 32-bit compatibility libraries?
- WARNING: Unable to determine the path to install the libglvnd EGL vendor library config files. Check that you have pkg-config and the libglvnd development libraries installed, or specify a path with –glvnd-egl-config-path
- Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to automatically update your X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used when you restart X? Any pre-existing X configuration file will be backed up.
- Your X configuration file has been successfully updated. Installation of the NVIDIA Accelearated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 (version: 450.57) is now complete.