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Major issue with the Linux Lite 6.6 and GTX 660 (not sure if bug).


Sorry to update this post. I'm afraid this is not a bug, nor a major one if it is.

As per the hardware section of the Linux Lite Help Manual, the distribution only includes a handful of open source drivers for some AMDGPU products. Setting that aside, nVidia GPUs don't really have a lot of fully functional open source counterparts.

This drivers can't be integrated to Linux Lite and set to run out-of-the-box due to licensing issues. It is a standard and a must to always check for proprietary drivers upon a clean install. You have to do it yourself, not the machine nor anyone would have to do it for you. It's just a couple of clicks anyways my fellow.


So I just updated my dad's PC from 4.8 with a fresh install of 6.6. And whatever the default GPU drivers are would cause screen glitching in about 5-10 minutes and then a freeze. This was fixed by installing Nvidia's official driver 390 for the GTX 660. Possibly a major bug for people trying the OS, as those especially new to Linux would most likely have no idea how to trouble shoot this or change drivers via terminal. Opening Chrome would cause an automatic freeze as well. The screen was also glitching midway through the install. Just posting this in case it helps, as I think this is a great OS. My senior dad has been using it since 3.x days, so thank you for the Linux Lite. With the 390 drivers everything works perfectly.


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