Re: Is there a definitive, crystal clear, step by step How to NVidia proprietary driv
No, I think they just ignore each other.
Maybe installing nvidia.run drivers breaks jockey.
Probably, the confusion arises because Update manager, 'dpkg', 'jockey' and 'Synaptic', [and some others] only have knowledge of Packages that are installed by themselves, or using 'dpkg, 'DKMS' or their terminal or GUI equivalents, such as 'APT' or 'Additional Drivers'.
Binary compilations and independent installations, such as AMD/ATI or NVIDIA installations, are not known to them, even though they may be DKMS compatible. They are not added to the databases on which 'jockey' etc depend. So any updates on either side are unknown to the other, unless specific proceedures are included to detect them, as is the case with Nvidia.run installations.
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That is probably true.
I am not experienced in using terminal or writing how tos.
Re reading thread makes it more apparent you can see something i do not. And possibly vice versa.
May I suggest, before your ability to edit your Post#52 lapses in a few days time, that you go through it and repair the [CODE] tags and replace the intra-command spaces & EOL Tags, that were corrupted by using Copy/Paste from another Post.
As it is, apart from being difficult to read, copy/pasting the commands to a Terminal will give multiple errors to anyone not very knowledgeable in terminal code.
"Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
They did things differently in those days, apparently!!