LM 14 KDE graphic drivers installed, but do nothing.

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LM 14 KDE graphic drivers installed, but do nothing.

Postby Scozzar on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:05 pm

So I have LM 14 KDE and I am having issues with my graphic card drivers. I think I finally managed to get them installed, but they don't do anything. I tried to open Steam and the task on the bottom panel and then disappear. Upon further reading, I determined because the drivers were having issues. Then I tried to install and run f.lux and redshift (programs that change the gamma of the screen so it's easier on your eyes) and it was the same thing. It would hover and then just disappear. I included some screenshots to show you what I am talking about being installed and not working....

I really want to get this issue squared away once and for all. Yes, I have done TONS of reading. Too much to the point where I can't even remember what I have read.

Thanks people!


EDIT: I ran "sudo nvidia-xconfig" and this is what returned:

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Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
so I went to that folder and I have this:

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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 304.64  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-12)  Tue Oct 30 12:04:46 PDT 2012


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection


I then ran "lspci -nn | grep -i vga" and got:

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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] [10de:0df4] (rev a1)


Then "sudo lshw -C display" and got:

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*-display             
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GF108 [GeForce GT 540M]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:51 memory:f7400000-f77fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)


Not sure if this helps. BTW, I am using an Nvidia Geforce 540m.
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Re: LM 14 KDE graphic drivers installed, but do nothing.

Postby GeneC on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:44 pm

Looks like it installed?

What is the output of

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inxi -G
(capital G)!

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EDIT:

That looks like a Nvidia Optimus card.

You need to look for Bumblebee info.
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Re: LM 14 KDE graphic drivers installed, but do nothing.

Postby Scozzar on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:21 pm

Here's the output of inxi -G


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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 540M]
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0.2


I installed bumblebee btw and ran "optirun glxgears" and the gears came up. So I guess it's working now. That still doesn't explain why Steam won't open though...
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