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commit 0d7eb1535b147dcce596dc277c831268217d0362
parent 144f35ee7a5b302ac2c0e017c00f0269f413bc7a
Author: Chris Bracken <>
Date:   Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:42:21 -0700

Add Nvidia driver install instructions for Debian

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1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/ @@ -160,6 +160,31 @@ web browser, so next we'll get a window manager, terminal, and browser installed. +### Install nvidia drivers if necessary + +On Debian systems, to install nvidia drivers, you'll first need to enable +`contrib` and `non-free` package repositories. Edit `/etc/apt/sources.list` +and patch the main distro soures to add those two repos. + + deb buster main contrib non-free + deb-src buster main contrib non-free + +Once that's done, update the local package store. + + sudo apt update + +Then install and run `nvidia-detect`. + + sudo apt install nvidia-detect + sudo nvidia-detect + +This should detect your hardware and suggest next steps. Assuming it tells you to install `nvidia-driver`, do so now. + + sudo apt install nvidia-driver + +You'll need to reboot at this point. + + Install the Sway window manager and useful apps -----------------------------------------------