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linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby Slidingpimp on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:10 am

hi. today i installed linux mint through windows 7. so i rebooted computer and tried to get into mint, but no success, mint didn't boot. so i tried to figure out what was the problem. after one hour google search i came up with idea, that i could try to boot mint with intergrated chip, so i did it and it worked. but i'm not satisfied, i want to get my gt440 to work with mint. i downloaded some drivers but they didn't work. so i rlly need help, anybody knows what's the problem here? thanks in advance,
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby AlbertP on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:46 pm

You should be able to boot recovery mode > low graphics mode. The driver you need is the nvidia-current package from the repository.

Edit: Oops, I confused the GT 440 with the MX 440 from ten years ago... I've corrected the post.
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby Slidingpimp on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:42 pm

ok i tried to boot it with save graphics mode, but still no success.
and picture of what happened:
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boot stops right there :)

i tried to instal ubuntu with this graphics card too, but same problem, it didn't boot...that's why i tried to instal mint..
thanks for answer anyway ;)
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby AlbertP on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:53 pm

Have you already tried installing the nvidia-current driver using the integrated chip, and then booting using the nvidia card?

By the way, do you know the make and model of the motherboard?
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby Slidingpimp on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:06 pm

tried that, doesn't work... my motherboard is ruby - 9716VGAR, this one http://www.portwell.nl/products/RUBY-9716VGAR.html
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby AlbertP on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Make sure the GT 440 card is also enabled in the BIOS. However, if you already see your BIOS logo on the GT 440 after turning of the computer, the BIOS is usually already configured correctly.
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby Slidingpimp on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:22 pm

it is enabled in bios...and i really don't know what is going on, i just can't get mint to run with gt440 :shock: i had nvidia 8800gt before and it worked great with ubuntu but it's broken now...
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby Slidingpimp on Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:03 am

so anyway, today i was trying to get mint to work but still the same sh*t. but i managed to get here: http://oi44.tinypic.com/30vmcjo.jpg
and after that: http://oi43.tinypic.com/28l82hd.jpg
that "load fallback graphics driver" is maybe something we could use to fix it, i don't know if i'm honest :D
and my xorg document is empty (!?) i tried to fix some drivers there but yeah, i't is empty :)
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Re: linux mint and nvidia gt440

Postby AlbertP on Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:04 am

Please run sudo nvidia-xconfig in the command prompt of the first image. It'll write a xorg.conf file for your GT 440.
By the way, did you use the same PCIe slot for both cards?
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