NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX + Intel Core i7 3630QM

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX + Intel Core i7 3630QM

Postby pethor on Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:49 am

Hey guys!

First of all - I know that this is quite a ... difficult topic, but I would really like to install the proprietary Nvidia driver for my new notebook, which has an integrated graphics chip.

(Important) Specs:
- Intel Core i7 3630 QM
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 670MX
- Linux Mint 15 64 bit everything updated

(The proprietary driver dialog doesn't show anything I could install...)

I've already attempted to install the driver from the Nvidia website, but then I stumbled upon the sticky thread in this forum from McLovin http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=117643, that the general method for installing such drivers won't work (for hybrid PCs).
So here's my question: After 2 days of trying to get the graphics working (including a complete system re-installations because I was unable to get the graphics working again at all) I would really like to ask you guys - the professionals :)

I've also already tried using the nvidia-current and nvidia-current-updates + uninstalling / disabling the nouveau driver, but I simply cannot get it working ... :(
Furthermore I am somehow unable to change settings in my BIOS / UEFI (it's running in legacy mode) - It's from American Megatrends Version 2.15.1227. The BIOS only allows viewing, not saving any changes and some of the fields cannot be modified ... Probably I will ask this question in another board. But could this have any impact on my graphics?

Any suggestions? I hope I will not start a unicorns storm by asking this question :D

btw THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Last edited by pethor on Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX + Intel Core i7 3630QM

Postby caf4926 on Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:51 am

I think you need to employ Bumblebee
But I'm unsure of it's implementation in Mint/Ubuntu
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX + Intel Core i7 3630QM

Postby pethor on Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:22 am

caf4926 wrote:I think you need to employ Bumblebee
But I'm unsure of it's implementation in Mint/Ubuntu


WOW!

:mrgreen: Thank you so much, this bumblebee thing is working! I just have to run "optirun" and everything is working fine :D
THANK YOU SIR!
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