Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

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Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby Totte on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:11 pm

Hi, judging from the topic you might have guess I'm quite new to this whole Linux thing. Anyways, I've tried the sticky topic thing regarding Nvidia cards and I've been googling like crazy for the past two hours and all I can find is stuff about the GT 540M card, I'm giving up now and ask for help here instead.

I'm not 100% they're not working but it's a fresh x64 Cinnamon install and some things feels a bit slow. Like scrolling in the web browser and what not. All I've done so far is
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apt-get update
and installed the updates from update manager.

I'm using a Samsung NP-RV520-S02SE Laptop, specs below. (Just copied from Amazon, ignore Windows 7 stuff)
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Samsung RV520 S02 - Core i5 2410M / 2.3 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 500 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - GF GT 520M - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 15.6" Widescreen LED backlight TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - camera - silver


Thanks in advance.
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby zerozero on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:16 pm

welcome to the mint forums :D

open a terminal and share with us the output of
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inxi -SGx
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby Totte on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:01 am

zerozero wrote:welcome to the mint forums :D

open a terminal and share with us the output of
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inxi -SGx


Well, thank you kind sir.

Here you go
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totte@Totte-Mint ~ $ inxi -SGx
System:    Host: Totte-Mint Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 520M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Galli


Here's another one I got after running "sudo apt-get install nvidia-current", not sure if I should have done that though, but I'd like to get my graphic drivers working asap so I'm trying some different stuff :/
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totte@Totte-Mint ~ $ inxi -SGx
System:    Host: Totte-Mint Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 520M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 520M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.43 Direct Rendering: Yes
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:29 am

Hi Totte
from the last output i see that the nvidia drivers are correctly installed and in use.
i assume that everything should be fine now :)
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby Totte on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:47 am

Yep, the computer appears to be running a bit faster now :P You may close the thread or w/e you do on this forum. Cheers.
Though I have another question, whenever I play games in like Window mode, the menu bar is covering a bit of the game window at the bottom, is there a way to fix this?
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:49 am

good to hear :D
to mark the topic solved, add [SOLVED] to the OP subject :wink:
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby Totte on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:53 am

zerozero wrote:good to hear :D
to mark the topic solved, add [SOLVED] to the OP subject :wink:


I edited my last reply with another question I just came thinking about, rather than creating a new thread :P
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:06 am

i believe that you are using cinnamon, right?
i saw that behaviour, try to put the panel in auto-hide (the wording might not be exactly this but you'll find the exact settings in cinnamon-settings > panel)
i think this fixes it.
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Re: Can't get my GT 520M Drivers to work (I think)

Postby Totte on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:43 am

zerozero wrote:i believe that you are using cinnamon, right?
i saw that behaviour, try to put the panel in auto-hide (the wording might not be exactly this but you'll find the exact settings in cinnamon-settings > panel)
i think this fixes it.


So there's no real fix to it? :P Just a work around?
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