Hello, It's really nice to take care of this little problem. This morning I tried again following your instructions and it didn't work. Unfortunately the Bodhi's repo was marked invalid and not signed. I think I'm going to be left at that.
I just wanted to comment on my recent experience re-installing Bodhi 5, after 4.5 (with the 304 driver) stopped booting. I was able to install vivaldi browser, and once I disabled acceleration, it is behaving nicely. It was hard to do because with accel. enabled, there was bad screen tearing. but by having all the page options in vivaldi Preferences displayed at once, I was able to find the checkbox and uncheck it.
So, for me, bodhi 5 is working well, with open source graphic drivers, provided my browser allows disabling of acceleration. I couldn't find where to do that in Midori. I prefer Vivaldi anyway. Hopefully it will continue working right.
Don't know if this helps you Zuul, but I thought I'd share it.
We do not use Midori as default Bodhi web browser for its instability. We replaced it with epiphany web browser. Anyway both mentioned browsers are not comparable to famous big brothers like FF, GC etc. The aim is just to have a light and working browser for our distro with minimalistic approach. If you consider Vivaldi good for you, enjoy it
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2020 15:32:49 GMT by thewaiter
I just got an old machine with an Nvidia Quatro FX1500 card in it. I installed Bodhi, and it found the drivers and installed them during installation -- unlike Ubuntu and Mint, where it finds them after installation and guides you to install them, or OpenMandriva or OpenSUSE where it nearly refuses to install them at all. So I'm having trouble understanding the problem; maybe you should try reinstalling Bodhi.
Every time I hear the word "Progress" my fur bristles!
FYI - I have updated the Bodhi wiki page: Installing closed source nvidia drivers. I'd be interested to see if the revised documentation helps you install the driver for: Nvidia 630M card. The webpage was written with Bodhi 5.1 in mind. All feedback on how to improve the information within the wiki is welcomed.
Going back to this specific issue - my understanding (based on information provided earlier in this thread) you need to use the driver name: nvidia-driver-390 (based on the assumption you're using Bodhi 5.1 Standard/HWE). Personally, I'd install the Official PPA (for official Nvidia drivers), then update the apt repository (to get the latest package details), then install the Nvidia 390 driver (which supports the 630M graphics card). You need to reboot for the newly installed drivers to take effect.
FYI - the driver version selected (as explained in the Wiki), is drawn directly from Nvidia's web site. Using the PPA means you have access to the very latest official drivers so there should be no discrepancies.