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Nvidia Driver not working

Postby BrokenJpg on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:04 am

So I have an MSI Lapto CX61 Running and Intel Core i7 chipset with a nvidia GeForce 645m graphics card. I am not seeing the Nvidia driver in the additional drivers and wen I look at the details in Mint 14, it says my graphics card is ivy bridge Moble. How do I change it to use my Nvidia Card? I trid to use bumblebee but that didn't seem to sovle the issue.

Thaks for your help
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Re: Nvidia Driver not working

Postby kc1di on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:30 am

Hello BrokenJpg and Welcome to Mint,
According to Nvidia that card should be able to use the 304.xx driver.
Try manually installing it from synaptic package manager. see if it works.
go to menu>administration>synaptic and do a search for nvidia the choose the 304 (with updates) and install it.
good luck.
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Re: Nvidia Driver not working

Postby exploder on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:17 am

I second that advice, that is what I would try.
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Re: Nvidia Driver not working

Postby BrokenJpg on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:52 pm

Thanks for the help, but that did not work. It Seems linux mint is recognizing my video car as Intel IvyBridge mobile. I am confused as to why Mint is not seeing the Nividia Card.
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Re: Nvidia Driver not working

Postby kc1di on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:52 am

BrokenJpg wrote:Thanks for the help, but that did not work. It Seems linux mint is recognizing my video car as Intel IvyBridge mobile. I am confused as to why Mint is not seeing the Nividia Card.

Well there are a couple possibilities for this. one is that you have one of the new multimode cards. that will require you to use bumblebee driver.

can you go to a terminal and type the following and list the results here?

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lspci


That will give us a better Idea of what card we are dealing with.
if in fact your card is an optimist card you will need to go here and follow the instructions for ubuntu.
http://bumblebee-project.org/install.html#Ubuntu
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Re: Nvidia Driver not working

Postby BrokenJpg on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:04 pm

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fd9 (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 135 (rev c4)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)


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