Linux Mint Nvidia Drivers

I’ve had a bit of a mare trying to get brightness working on a Samsung laptop in Linux Mint. As yet.. still no working brightness control. In the process of that I completely screwed up the NVidia drivers.

Hint: Ignore the Nvidia website on Mint or Ubuntu. Head straight for the ubuntu-swat-x repo.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Update: The solution is post #5 here:


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Andy has been in IT support in the academic industry for over 7 years now, with an in-depth knowledge of both Windows and Unix based systems.

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