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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver: Troubleshooting

This page describes issues and workarounds relating to the NVIDIA proprietary display driver.

Secure Boot

Although Secure Boot is now supported by Debian, the NVIDIA driver requires DKMS, which requires additional setup to be used with Secure Boot. An easier alternative is to disable Secure Boot in your system's BIOS.

Adobe Flash

If Flash Player behaves erratic or slows your system after a few minutes, check the updated troubleshooting section, configure /etc/adobe/mms.cfg and replace the two parameters as documented in the last part of that section.


On some older machines, to compensate for a broken BIOS and/or older graphics cards, the following can improve use of an NVidia card significantly:

If multiple menus show up:

# dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/layout

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