It is a fact that the .run file installer driver for linux that nVidia provides is very unfriendly. You can google the hundreds of problems that people have when trying to install .run file. Also you can search the hundreds of tutorials that exist to try to successfully install .run file. Yes, people need a tutorial to install a driver (crazy), and many times even following a tutorial not prevents you from breaking your system.
I break Kubuntu, Mint and Fedora when trying to install the .run file. I must be very stupid…
So I have the feeling that nVidia does not give correct support to people who do not install the driver using official .run file. So you tell me so I can know what brand of graphics card will be my next GPU for Linux: Is nVidia properly supporting Linux users if they install drivers with unofficial binaries and not .run file provided by nVidia?
People spend a fair amount of money on these graphics cards. You (nVidia) must provide your developers with the correct testing environments with the installation of the most common Linux distributions (they are not more than 5, hopefully). So nVidia developers are the ones that should properly test distributions packages, not users breaking their system with unfriendly .run file. And in addition nVidia developers should create a channel to always be in contact with driver packagers of each Linux distribution, to inform them correctly about the new changes the driver had.
One more thing: Many thanks to Linux packers for making the installation of the nvidia driver simpler.
That’s all, thanks for reading.