I realize that it is likely a debian issue… by why are the “newest” drivers for my video card the comparatively ancient 418 drivers? There are plenty of newer versions available for linux, and the older versions lack features that I require (namely, Emby Transcoding).
So does anyone have a reliable way to easily update to newer nvidia drivers?
maybe you can have a look to following site. https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-nvidia-driver-on-debian-10-buster-linux
There is a section on how to install from official nvidia.com package
Thanks for the link. There’s a lot to unpack there… which didn’t solve my issue [Edit: Yes it did. I got my links mixed up, but its buried in there. My apologies.]
This did tho:
Download the newest nvidia drivers:
Download and install the headers for your kernel:
apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Install the drivers:
Working perfectly now.
Thanks for sharing. The Debian repository ships the nvidia-driver package, but it is naturally outdated compared to a freshly compiled one. v460 at least is available via Buster backports: https://packages.debian.org/buster-backports/nvidia-driver
apt -t buster-backports install nvidia-driver