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Graphics drivers help

Postby diddly3000 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Hi, noob here. Installed mint 14 cinnamon yesterday and everything going nicely.
Just a question about gfx drivers. I installed the driver from software resources but I'm given an option of 4 choices which I haven't a clue what they are?
It's something about proprietary drivers and I choose one of the options.

What I'd like to know is what are these? And which is usually best to choose.and how can I check if my driver is indeed working good and I don't need to take further action.

Thanks :smile:

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Re: Graphics drivers help

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25 pm

Open source drivers usually work better than proprietary drivers; to find out if your video card is running and rendering well, open the terminal and type:

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Re: Graphics drivers help

Postby catweazel on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:50 am

jungle_boy wrote:Open source drivers usually work better than proprietary drivers

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Re: Graphics drivers help

Postby diddly3000 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:01 pm

Haha I feel a fight coming on here :-P I will try that terminal command and see what happens. Thanks

What is difference between open source and proprietary?

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Re: Graphics drivers help

Postby EmpireITtech on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:10 pm

TehGhodTrole likes to just say "facepalm" yet offer no explaination lol, don't let it get to you :mrgreen:

As for the graphics drivers, what kind of card is it? nVidia? > http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/176
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Re: Re: Graphics drivers help

Postby diddly3000 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:21 pm

EmpireITtech wrote:TehGhodTrole likes to just say "facepalm" yet offer no explaination lol, don't let it get to you :mrgreen:

As for the graphics drivers, what kind of card is it? nVidia? > http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/176
And you can post the response for the inxi -Gx here in the forum =]

It's a nvidea Asus gtx460 should have said that earlier.

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Re: Graphics drivers help

Postby diddly3000 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:48 pm

here is the result from the command guys

Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 460/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.51 Direct Rendering: Yes
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