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Hi, I've bought an Alienware R3 Laptop with and Nvidia GTX1060 graphic card. Does anyone knows if Linux will work with this graphic card?

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Yes, the GTX 1060 is supported in Linux. If possible pick a distribution with a repository that hosts the Nvidia drivers and associated DKMS configurations. One example is Ubuntu, they do a good job with the proprietary Nvidia drivers.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia

A common stumbling block for users new to Linux is to download drivers from a manufacturer and try to install them. This is what you do in Windows. This is not what you do in Linux (unless you hate yourself and want to have a miserable day when the kernel updates and kills your drivers). Only install software provided by the repositories unless there's a good reason like the software isn't available in a repository like Houdini.

Edited by lukeiamyourfather

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hi, have you bought the Alienware R3 in the end? how does it performs? im considering it too.

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On 3/29/2017 at 2:04 AM, willow wafflebeard said:

i do it to so i can have cuda that nuke likes

Since this thread is back from the dead... I'll respond to this. The drivers in the repositories for Ubuntu support CUDA. They're the same drivers you can download from Nvidia they're just setup with DKMS already.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Kernel_Module_Support

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