How to check NVIDIA driver version on your Linux system

There are few places you may have a look to check what NVIDIA driver you have installed on your Linux system.

NVIDIA X server settings

Let’s start with the most obvious attempt to find out NVIDIA driver version by running NVIDIA X server settings application from your GUI menu.

Check nvidia version on linux system

System Management Interface

Use command line and consult nvidia-smi utility to reveal NVIDIA driver version:

# nvidia-smi 
Fri Dec 25 16:49:12 2015       
+------------------------------------------------------+                       
| NVIDIA-SMI 352.63     Driver Version: 352.63         |                       
|-------------------------------+----------------------+

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Pop!_OS desktop

Pop!_OS vs Ubuntu Linux

Pop!_OS and Ubuntu are both popular Linux distributions, each of which has their pros and cons, differences, and similarities to the other.

In this guide, we’ll be comparing the two distributions across a few key areas and giving a brief review of both distros. Read on to learn more about Pop!_OS and Ubuntu, and how they compare. By the end of this article, you’ll be armed with enough information to choose the best distro for your needs.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Pop!_OS and Ubuntu background information
  • Pop!_OS and Ubuntu similarities and differences
  • Which distro should I use, Pop!_OS or Ubuntu?

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Hardware acceleration enabled in Mozilla Firefox

Firefox hardware acceleration on Linux

As new innovations continue to push the envelope of what’s possible on a modern PC, hardware acceleration has been finding its way into many common applications. In recent versions, Mozilla Firefox now allows users to enable hardware acceleration in the web browser’s settings.

In this guide, we’ll talk about Firefox’s hardware acceleration. This will include a brief introduction to what it is and how it works, as well as how to enable or disable the setting on a Linux system. Keep reading if you want to give hardware acceleration a try, potentially speeding up your web browser a great deal.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • What is hardware acceleration in Firefox?
  • How to enable or disable hardware acceleration
Hardware acceleration enabled in Mozilla Firefox

Hardware acceleration enabled in Mozilla Firefox

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Installing Lutris and games on Manjaro Linux

Install Lutris on Manjaro

Lutris is a game manager that can be run on Manjaro and other Linux distributions, and it does its job incredibly well. It has thousands of games in its catalog and works with very little fuss, allowing you to install games from the cloud and keep them up to date. Most games are “one click install” titles, meaning that you shouldn’t have to worry about fiddling with extra configuration to get a Windows game working on Linux. It just works.

You’ll need to have Wine on Manjaro in order to ensure a smooth experience with Lutris. The two work really well together, and that’s because the developers of Lutris also work directly with Wine staging. Since the Lutris developers already program their installers to use the most optimal settings possible, there’s no need to fool around with Winetricks or any of the usual Wine configuration utilities.

If you’ve already installed Manjaro and are ready to start gaming, follow along as we setup Lutris and its dependencies on our system.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Wine and dependencies
  • How to install Lutris
  • How to install a game on Lutris

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Installed NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla Linux

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla Linux

The objective is to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla Linux and switch from a opensource Nouveau driver to the proprietary Nvidia driver.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to perform an automatic Nvidia driver installation using standard Ubuntu Repository
  • How to perform an Nvidia driver installation using PPA repository
  • How to install the official Nvidia.com driver
  • How to uninstall/switch back from Nvidia to Nouveau opensource driver

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Installed NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

The objective is to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux and switch from a opensource Nouveau driver to the proprietary Nvidia driver.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Perform an automatic Nvidia driver installation using standard Ubuntu Repository
  • Learn how to perform an Nvidia driver installation using PPA repository
  • How to install the official Nvidia.com driver
  • Uninstall/switch back from Nvidia to Nouveau opensource driver

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Minecraft installed and running on Manjaro Linux

How to install Minecraft on Manjaro

While Linux isn’t always known for its stellar support of video games, Minecraft developers have released a version specifically for Linux, and it runs great on Manjaro. You don’t even need to use Lutris or install Wine for it to function properly.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to download and install Minecraft to get you up and playing in no time.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Minecraft from AUR
  • How to launch Minecraft from GUI or command line

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Batch Convert Audio Files With FFMPEG

How to Batch Convert Music Files with FFMpeg

FFMpeg is at the core of tons of multimedia utilities, but the utility itself doesn’t have the ability to convert multiple files at once. Thankfully, FFMpeg is scriptable, and you can easily set something up quickly with Bash.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Set Up Your Variables
  • How to Construct the Loop
  • How to Strip Out the File Names
  • How to Put it All Together, and Run

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Ubuntu 20.04 Minecraft Server Setup

Ubuntu 20.04 Minecraft Server Setup

The beauty of having your own Minecraft server is that you’re totally in charge of your gaming experience. You get to choose what settings are used on the server, you can use (or abuse) your admin powers for an advantage, and bestow those powers on to your fellow gaming buddies. You may want to create a private server for just you and your friends, or make it public for everyone to access.

Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa is a top choice for hosting a Minecraft server, as Linux is known for its stability when running servers and Ubuntu is known for its ease of use. Follow along below as we take you through the steps to get your Minecraft server up and running.

In case you’re also wondering how to play Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04, we’ve got you covered for that too. Just check out our other guide about how to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install and configure Minecraft Server
  • Create Minecraft SystemD startup script
  • Provision new Minecraft server instance on the same host

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FFmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 FFmpeg installation

FFmpeg is a library of tools used for processing video and audio files. You can do a lot of things with it, such as encode videos or transcode audio to different formats, to name a few. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. There are two options for doing so, either from Ubuntu’s software repository or compiling the latest version directly from source. We’ll show you both methods below.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install FFmpeg from Ubuntu software repository
  • How to install latest FFmpeg compiled from source

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Running Lutris to manage our games on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Install Lutris On Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Lutris is a game manager built for Linux operating systems, and it does its job incredibly well. It has thousands of games in its catalog and works with very little fuss, allowing you to install games from the cloud and keep them up to date. Most games are “one click install” titles, meaning that you shouldn’t have to worry about fiddling with extra configuration to get a Windows game working on Linux. It just works.

Lutris requires Wine in order to ensure a smooth experience. The two work really well together, and that’s because the developers of Lutris also work directly with Wine staging. Since the Lutris developers already program their installers to use the most optimal settings possible, there’s no need to fool around with Winetricks or any of the usual Wine configuration utilities.

If you’re ready to start gaming on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, follow along as we setup Lutris and its dependencies on our system.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Wine and dependencies
  • How to install Lutris
  • How to install a game on Lutris

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