nvidia GT630M install on linux mint 14

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nvidia GT630M install on linux mint 14

Postby kz205 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:33 pm

I have problems installing this nvidia gt630m driver on my new laptop running mint 14.

I first tried installing nvidia-current and nvidia-settings from software manager but that simply reduced my resolution to 640x480 max. I had to do a clean install after that as I had no other idea.

Then I came across bumblebee project for optimus graphics cards and followed instructions on
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation
to install. The install seemed to go smoothly.

But after that lspci -v | less says
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 630M] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
!!! Unknown header type 7f

so it seems to me that something has gone wrong with the bumblebee installation. Any suggestions to solve this issue?
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Re: nvidia GT630M install on linux mint 14

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:50 pm

the gt630m is indeed an optimus enabled nvidia card and so far bumblebee is the only option for those cards; it's possible that the installation went wrong, can you give us the output of
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Re: nvidia GT630M install on linux mint 14

Postby kz205 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:09 am

Here is the output of inxi -Gx

Graphics: Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 630M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.1hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
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Re: nvidia GT630M install on linux mint 14

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:15 am

bumblebee was installed successfully: you have cards recognized and are using intel; when and if you need the nvidia card you use
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optirun <appname>
(i believe that all this is in the bumblebee wiki)
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Re: nvidia GT630M install on linux mint 14

Postby kz205 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:10 pm

ok that is a strange way to use a graphics card but I'm glad the driver is installed correctly. thank you!
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