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How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby eikeb on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:10 pm

Hi there,
I just installed Linux Mint 14. My last OS was Ubuntu.
Since I have a bit tearing I would like to install the nvidia graphics driver. Under Ubuntu, there was a menu item "Additional Drivers" where I just had to select the appropriate driver. Is there something similar in Linux Mint?
My graphic card is a GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

I have tried to install the driver manually by installiing nvidia-current. After a reboot my resolution was set to 1024x768 and I wasn't able to change it to a higher solution in the nvidia x server settings tool.

Does anyone have a suggestion how to install the driver correctly?
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Re: How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby remoulder on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:40 pm

From the (ubuntu) release notes "Jockey has been deprecated in favor of a "Drivers" component in software-properties"
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Re: How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby eikeb on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Thank you for your response.
But what does that mean to me? Is there another way to install the driver?
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Re: How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby bimsebasse on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:32 pm

That means you launch Software Sources and the new tab at the far right ("Additional Drivers") should list the Nvidia drivers - in my case, however, it's empty.

If yours is too, simply close Software Sources, open a terminal and type:
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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
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Re: How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby eikeb on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi,
I installed nvidia-current as you suggested, but I encountered the same problem as mentioned above. After the next login, the resolution was set to 1024x768 and I am not able to set it higher. Neither with the nvidia x server settings tool, nor under Preferences -> Display.
Do you have any idea what I'm missing?
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Re: How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby bimsebasse on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:18 pm

You can try adding this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates

and update and upgrade
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Re: How to install Nvidia drivers

Postby eikeb on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:53 pm

I finally got it working :)
At the end, I installed nvidia-current and edited the xorg.conf file myself. When I changed the resolution to 1920x1080 everything works as expected and the nvidia x server settings tool recognizes all resolutions that are supported by my graphics card.
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