Hornet wrote:The older drivers will not work with this card, but I tried anyway; driver manager showed precisely nothing, as it always has.
I followed your instructions absolutely perfectly, but it doesn't work. Exact same nonbooting issue afterwards, the mint logo appears stretched in multiple images across the top of the screen, then the top third of the screen changes to marching white dots. At that point system becomes nonresponsive, even to ctrl+alt+del. Recovery mode will boot it, but performance seems shot. Other operating systems are fine, so this has to be a driver issue of some sort.
I'm not sure what you did. What older driver did you try to install? You said Driver Manager listed nothing. You're correct in saying drivers
older than the 334 driver will not work with your graphics card.
Did you try adding the xorg-edgers PPA?. That should add the Nvidia-334.21 and probably the newest 337.12 driver to Driver Manager.
Try the 334 driver first, but I would install it through the Synaptic Package Manager because it has more success. I was just trying to install
the 337.12 driver myself for testing purposes today and it would not install properly using Driver Manager, but it did install using Synaptic.
Just search for nvidia-334. I also was able to install the 337.21-BETA driver downloaded from Nvidia's website.
When manually installing the Nvidia driver, you should only have to blacklist the nouveau driver.Edited
: It appears that the Nvidia-337.12 driver does not support your graphics card:http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverRe ... 4859/en-us