[Solved] Help with Nvidia driver, please

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[Solved] Help with Nvidia driver, please

Postby LNXlady on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:49 am

I'm having trouble with extreme slowness so I checked my video driver with inxi -Gx and it was using the Nouveau driver and said Failed. I installed the Nvidia driver from Additional Driivers and rebooted but I'm still getting Failed. I'm running LMKDE 14 (32bit). I'd appreciate any help.
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~ $ inxi -Gx
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G86 [GeForce 8500 GT] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
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Re: Help with Nvidia driver, please

Postby karlchen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:14 pm

Hello, LNXlady.

Your NVidia driver is in use. So far everything is all right. - The "Failed" statement is a bug introduced by inxi v1.8.x. I see it on Mint 14 as well. It does not happen on Mint 13 though. There it will state "Loaded:" correctly.

The Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT should work perfectly using Nividia 304.88. At minimum, mine does.

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Re: Help with Nvidia driver, please

Postby LNXlady on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:40 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, LNXlady.

Your NVidia driver is in use. So far everything is all right. - The "Failed" statement is a bug introduced by inxi v1.8.x. I see it on Mint 14 as well. It does not happen on Mint 13 though. There it will state "Loaded:" correctly.

The Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT should work perfectly using Nividia 304.88. At minimum, mine does.

Kind regards,
Karl


OK, thanks Karl. I guess I need to start a new thread to see if I can get some help on the slowness issue. I tried searching but it says "slow" is too common a word so it won't let me, LOL. It's definitely much slower than any other distro I've run on this computer so there must be something that needs tweaking somewhere.
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Re: [Solved] Help with Nvidia driver, please

Postby karlchen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:13 pm

Hello, LNXlady.

In order to diagnose bad performance or slowliness issues, it will be really helpful to know a bit more about your hardware. So you might like to post the screen output of the commandline
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inxi -Fx
It will give a concise summary of your system hardware and the drivers which are in use.

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