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What is the proper way to install the latest Nvidia drivers and CUDA stuff in Ubuntu?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04 with GTX 970.

I installed 430 version using PPA but the Houdini keep crashing on startup.

Then I downloaded the latest NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-430.40.run from Nvidia site and ran but the computer started having black screen after that. 

Now I purged the the drivers and rollbacked to 384. 

I need the latest nvidia drivers because I wanted to test the arnold GPU rendering. 

i would greatly appreciate any help.


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I know it's different as I'm running debian but they are fairly similar. I get the drivers from the official repositories, in your case the ubuntu ones. For me there is just a package called nvidia-driver in synaptic which I download.

That installs all the dependencies automatically, I then needed to get nvidia-opencl-common for opencl

Also did you uninstall the open source nouveau drivers before installing the ppa?

What does houdini log to the console as it crashed too?

Good luck

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I tried so many ways to get my 1080ti to work with Ubuntu 18.04 but no luck (it worked a few months ago), anyone got it to work recently?
or any other linux distro actually, I don't mind...

found the solution here, in case anyone's interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GljujCLixzE 
I got the Drivers Version 430.40 working on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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