Updating nvidia card drivers
(NOTE: XD300 runs Windows Vista, XD450 and xd850 - xd8000 run Windows 7 64 bit) 5.The NVIDIA website should now display the latest driver for the graphics card.Verify the driver you download supports your product by viewing the "Supported Products" tab in the driver download section of the driver you select as shown in the example screenshot below: Once you have verified your graphics card is compatible with the driver you have downloaded, please close all open programs. If a file is saved to a temporary directory, it is possible Windows may delete the file while you are installing the driver which will result in a bad install. If you are installing a new graphics card in your PC, the Windows hardware installation wizard may be installing drivers separately.If you see the following on the botton right-hand corner of your taskbar, you will need to wait until Windows has finished before proceeding with the installation.If you are doing a distribution upgrade, you should at the very least remove all the nvidia packages from wheezy, get your desktop working with nouveau, then reinstall the nvidia packages if there is a pressing reason.
Command ' tar --no-same-owner --no-same-permissions --extract --file /home/foo/tmp/nvidia/tarballs/nvidia-graphics-drivers_367.35.gz --directory /home/foo/tmp/nvidia/build-area/tmp-0.834000333984481' failed in '/home/foo/tmp/nvidia/367', how to continue now? ]: As the nvidia driver is not autodetected by Xorg, a configuration file is required to be supplied.
As of jessie, if you only need basic functionality and don't care about performances, the need for the proprietary drivers is pretty much over - nouveau now works quite well and works with dual-headed displays by simple and easy configuring from within your desktop (for KDE Plasma see ).
The proprietary drivers don't provide normal logging and can be a hidden source of problems.
: Before proceeding with the installation, verify the driver you downloaded supports your graphics card.
Geforce Desktop PC graphics cards, Geforce notebook PC graphics cards, and Quadro Professional graphics cards each use a different driver.