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How to install Nvidia graphics drivers on Pop_OS

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Nvidia drivers are notoriously difficult to install on Linux. That’s why a lot of Linux users love Pop_OS. It makes setting up drivers easy. Still, for as easy as it is to set up, new users might not know what to do. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to get the Nvidia drivers up and running on Pop_OS.

Nvidia version of Pop_OS

If you plan to use an Nvidia GPU on your Pop_OS system, your best bet is to download the Nvidia release of Pop_OS from the official website. To get your hands on this version of Pop_OS, do the following.

First, head over to the official Pop_OS website. Once you’ve made it to the website, click on the green “Download” button. Selecting this button will bring you to the official Pop_OS download page.

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You’ll see a pop-up appear on the download page with a message. This message says, “If you have NVIDIA graphics, download the ISO with the proprietary NVIDIA driver preinstalled.”

Select the “Download 21.10 (NVIDIA)” button to grab the version of Pop_OS with the driver preinstalled. Once the ISO file is downloaded, follow the step-by-step instructions below to create a bootable USB installer.

Step 1: Head over to the Etcher official website. Once there, download the program’s latest release, install it, and launch it on your computer. When the program is open, locate the “Flash!” button, and click on it with the mouse.

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Step 2: After selecting the “Flash!” button with the mouse, a pop-up window will appear on the screen. Using the pop-up window, browse for the Pop_OS Nvidia ISO file on your computer, and select it.

Step 3: Once the ISO file is set in Etcher, find the “Select Target” button and click on it. Upon clicking on the button with the mouse, you’ll be asked to choose a USB device. Next, select your USB flash drive to use with Etcher.

Step 4: With your USB device chosen and added to Etcher, find the “Flash!” button and click on it with the mouse. The program will begin flashing Pop_OS NVIDIA to your USB device when you select this button.

When the flashing process is complete, you’ll have the Pop_OS installer with a built-in Nvidia driver. From here, boot up the USB and install the operating system on your computer.

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Command-line

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If you’re not using the official Nvidia Pop_OS release, you’ll be able to install the Nvidia drivers with the Ubuntu driver tool. Pop_OS is based upon Ubuntu, so this tool is included.

Launch a terminal window on the desktop to use the Ubuntu driver tool. You can open up a terminal window on the Pop_OS desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Type in the ubuntu-drivers list command once a terminal window is open and ready to use. This command will list out all available drivers that you can set up on Pop_OS.

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Look through the list of drivers available for your Pop_OS system. Type in the ubuntu-drivers install command when you’ve found the driver you wish to install. For example, to install Nvidia Driver 495, you’d do:

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sudo ubuntu-drivers install nvidia-driver-495

When the driver is installed on your computer, you’ll need to reboot Pop_OS. Once the operating system has rebooted, log back in. You’ll be ready to use the Nvidia drivers upon logging back in.

Pop Shop

A third way users can install the Nvidia drivers on Pop_OS is through the built-in app store Pop Shop. To do it, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1:  On the Pop_OS desktop, locate the Pop Shop icon. If you can’t find it, it is the icon with the rocket ship on it. Once you’ve found the Pop Shop icon, click on it to launch it.

Step 2: Inside the Pop Shop, click on the “Installed” section of the app. You’ll see a “Drivers” area in this section right above the updates. Depending on how new your Nvidia GPU is, you may see multiple driver choices.

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Step 3: Look through the “Drivers” section for the Nvidia driver you wish to install. Once you’ve decided what Nvidia drivers to use, find the “Install” button and click on it to install the driver.

Step 4: After clicking on the “Install” button next to the driver in the Pop Shop, Pop_OS will begin installing the driver. This process will take some time, as drivers take a bit to set up within the Linux kernel.

When the setup process is complete, you will need to reboot your Pop_OS Linux system. To reboot, find the menu in the top-right corner, click on it with the mouse, and select the “Restart” option.

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How to force restart your iPhone 13 Pro

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When the iPhone was first released, it changed how phones were designed. Instead of entire keyboards or multiple hard buttons, the design worked with a single Home button. There were, and continue to be, hard buttons on the side but over the years, the Home button too has been retired. 

Force restart iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro is the newest iPhone model (at present) and it as such, it has no Home button. In terms of design and the functionality of the buttons, they’ve changed quite a bit from the first iPhone to the iPhone 8 models. Up until that point, the side button on these iPhones could be used to restart an iPhone. It now activates Siri if it’s held down.

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How to force restart iPhone 13 Pro

There are two ways to force restart an iPhone 13 Pro; you can go through the Settings app, or you can use the hard buttons on the side of your device.

Method 1: Settings app

The Settings app has a built-in option for restarting your iPhone. If the phone’s UI is responsive, this is the easiest method to restart an iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Shut Down.
  4. Use the on-screen slider to power the iPhone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side button/Siri button to turn it on.

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Method 2: Hard buttons

If you’re phone UI is not responsive, or it’s slowed down for whatever reason, you can use the hard buttons on the side of the device to restart it.

  1. Press the Volume up button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume down button and release it.
  3. Press and hold the side/Siri button until you see the power off slider.
  4. Use the power off slider to turn the phone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side/Siri button to turn it back on.

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Conclusion

iPhones, or rather iOS  does not have a restart option. You will always turn the iPhone off first, and then turn it on after. If you’ve been using an Android phone, you may be used to having a Restart option in the power menu but iOS does not follow the same approach. There are no other ways to trigger a phone shut down unless you allow the battery to drain completely. If you’re having trouble with your iPhone after taking it in for repairs, you may need to have it checked again. A force restart may be of little help. For now, it’s best to always take the device to Apple if you want to have something fixed. 

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How do I find my friends on Minecraft?

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Minecraft was never big on needing an account to play it. Users needed to create a Mojang account to purchase the game but nothing beyond that. This changed after Microsoft bought Minecraft. You now need a Microsoft Live account to play Minecraft. The good news is, a Microsoft Live account works with Xbox’s services and its network of games and players.

Find friends on Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world game that you can play online with multiple players. You have the option to join any online server and there will be other players there. If you’d rather not play with strangers, you can always play with your friends. The trick is finding them and getting them all on the same server.

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How to find friends on Minecraft

There are different ways to find your friends on Minecraft. If you’d like to go with the simplest route, you can simply share the server that you’re playing on and have them all join it. You won’t be ‘connected’ to your friends but you will all be on the same server where you can play together.

Find gamer tags

Before you can invite your friends to play Minecraft with you, you need to add them. Friends are added via a gamer tag. A gamer tag is obtained from the Xbox app. Anyone that plays Minecraft has a Microsoft Live account and by association, they have a game tag.

Ask your friends for their game tag. Once you have the tag, you can add it directly when you invite friends to play a Minecraft game or you can add them on the Xbox app (you don’t need to own an Xbox). You can get the app on your mobile device or on Windows 10.

Once you have the Xbox app, follow these steps.

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  1. Open the Xbox app.
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in on Minecraft.
  3. Go to the Social tab.
  4. Enter your friend’s gamer tag in the search bar.
  5. Select them from the results and click Follow.
  6. Have your friend follow you back.
  7. Once you’re mutually following each other, the other person will appear as a friend.

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Add friends on Minecraft

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, go to world’s settings.
  4. On the right, click the Invite to game button.
  5. Select a friend from the list and send the invite.

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If you haven’t added your friends on Xbox, but you have their gamer tag, you can invite them directly in Minecraft.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, escape/exit to the game’s settings.
  4. Click the Invite to game button.
  5. Click Add friend.
  6. Enter your friend’s gamer tag.
  7. Send the invite.

Conclusion

Friends on Minecraft are connected via the Xbox network which you automatically join when you create a Microsoft Account. You will need to generate a gamer tag for yourself but that’s all you need. The gamer tag is essential for adding friends on Minecraft. You do not need to purchase Xbox related services. 

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