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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby zerozero on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:06 pm

JTJaskot,
are you running lmde or "main" mint? in doubt please share the terminal output of
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inxi -Sr
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Mr. Pants on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:49 pm

Hello all. I followed the guide and sucessfully installed the drivers for my card. Wish I could have just used the free ones but screen flickering and cinnamon freezing made me do it lol.

My issue is that when running the nvidia settings panel I no longer have 1280x1024 resolution option for my second monitor. It maxes out at 640x380 :(

My main 21 inch monitor is working fine at 1600x900 but the secondary one is pretty much useless at that rez so I have it shut off for the mean time.

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mrpants@nix-tower:~$ inxi -Gx
Graphics:  Card NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] X.org 2) Res: 115x43 Gfx Data: N/A out of X



Hopefully I just missed something simple, I did some searching around here on the forums and was only able to find kind of similar issues but no fix :)

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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby cwwgateway on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:27 pm

Just as a note for people with Optimus graphics cards - I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x with a NVIDIA GT 540M and it works well with the http://suwako.nomanga.net/ repos. I followed the instructions on the website and it works fine. I am running Sid though, so I can't verify on LMDE Latest.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby junaidsurve on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:40 pm

Hi All

I am a recent migrant from Windows to LM13(64-bit) Mate. I have been facing a problem with Dual Monitor for the past 7-8 days. I have tried a lot of stuff that I got from various forums and by googling, however none helped.

I have a nVidia GT420M card on my Laptop(64-bit). I have installed the latest 310.19 drivers. From http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-310.19-driver.html
My ideal preference is - My External Monitor (VGA-0) to be my primary screen and the Laptop screen (LVDS-0) to be off.

On boot, the login screen appears on the Laptop screen. After logging in, the External Monitor is considered as the Primary screen since the panel appears in the External Screen, however the desktop icons appear on the Laptop screen.

The problem is when i do
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sudo nvidia-settings
and choose my Laptop screen to be put off, both screen turn black for about 2 seconds and then only the Laptop screen has the background image with the desktop icons disappeared and the neither the mouse nor the keyboard responds. So I have to do a hard reset.

Also when I select "Separate X Screen" and click on "Apply". The Laptop screen goes black and the External Monitor has the background image in the top half of the screen and the bottom half is black. It looks like the Laptop settings are imposed on the External Monitor. Also neither the mouse nor the keyboard responds. So I have to do a hard reset.

To install the nVidia drivers I have done the following -
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sudo killall mdm

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apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1

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<at the downloaded path> sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.19.run

Complie dkmk - Yes
Install 32 bit Open GL libraries - Yes
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sudo nvidia-xconfig

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sudo reboot


The current nvidia-settings are attached.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Rayeta76 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:05 am

Hello in ports Spanish i have write tuto to installa non-free driver Nvidia 310.19 a simply work.

viewtopic.php?f=68&t=119542

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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:46 am

I ended up with an interrupted upgrade to LMDE (KDE) UP6 and ultimately got a terminal login prompt once I got things upgraded but had managed to get things fixed. Yesterday I finally remembered to edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to add
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Option     "NoLogo" "true"

to get rid of the Nvidia splash but when I fired up my laptop this am I was again dumped to the terminal login prompt. I had put the code at the end of the "Section 'Device' " section of the file, but is that the right way to disable the splash on LMDE? According to the Nvidia X Server Settings app I'm running a Quadro NVS 140M graphics chip on my lenovo T61.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Rayeta76 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:18 pm

Tired of kernel updates with Nvidia driver and then tty1 screen appears. : (For when a kernel update that respects the driver Nvidia or ATI?
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby losst on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:44 pm

@drcasper

Thanks, man. Worked for me, except I had to install without DKMS- failed to build. Anyone know how to install the downloaded driver (from Nvidia, not from the repo) with DKMS support? I'm guessing my X will be broken at the next kernel update.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby zerozero on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:54 pm

the drivers downloaded and installed directly from nvidia are not built with dkms support so, yes, you'll have to reinstall the driver with every kernel update.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby losst on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:58 pm

zerozero wrote:the drivers downloaded and installed directly from nvidia are not built with dkms support so, yes, you'll have to reinstall the driver with every kernel update.


During installation we're presented with an option to build with DKMS, it just fails on my system (LMDE 1204 64bit), so I expect it should be doable. I'm going to do some research- was just hoping someone here may have already solved this issue.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby Rayeta76 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:07 pm

two things:

I always install from synaptic, or from terminal when with the command:
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sudo apt-get --reinstall install nvidia-kernel-dkms
sudo nvidia-xconfig


When I do this, configure the graphical kernel where I do the installation, but it stops working above the graph.
How to configure my Nvidia I can in all my kernels?

Excuse me for bad English, responsibility of Google traslator :(
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby zerozero on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:20 pm

apparently yes, from v.304 you have that option ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/304.37/README/installdriver.html#InstallingTheKe997db but with several exceptions.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby losst on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:09 pm

zerozero wrote:apparently yes, from v.304 you have that option ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/304.37/README/installdriver.html#InstallingTheKe997db but with several exceptions.


Are you from the future? Your post time says 10:20, yet it is only 10:13 on my cable box... am I going to die in 7 minutes, future man?
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby losst on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:34 pm

zerozero wrote:apparently yes, from v.304 you have that option ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/304.37/README/installdriver.html#InstallingTheKe997db but with several exceptions.


Yeah I have (I think) the source and header files installed. Tried again with DKMS- still no go so, reinstalled without DKMS and now I have no direct rendering support. Weird... this was with the Beta 313.* driver BTW. Going back to the 304.* driver in the repo for now, and I'll check the install logs and see if I can figure out what's going on. It would be nice to be able to install the latest Nvidia drivers and have them not break after every kernel update.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby dcihon on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:46 pm

zero,
Would smxi work for the above situation.
I use it to update to the nvidia current all the time after a kernel upgrade.
Works for me.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby zerozero on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:54 am

@losst:
i can't tell you if that is a problem with the latest 313.x drivers, with the way they are being installed or elsewhere; i use the stock 304.x and that one serves all my needs (plus with dkms support i have to worry less about X breakages, but they also happen)

@Dan
smxi has an option to (re)install the latest driver after every kernel update
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby losst on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:43 pm

zerozero wrote:@losst:
i can't tell you if that is a problem with the latest 313.x drivers, with the way they are being installed or elsewhere; i use the stock 304.x and that one serves all my needs (plus with dkms support i have to worry less about X breakages, but they also happen)

@Dan
smxi has an option to (re)install the latest driver after every kernel update


310.* fails to build with DKMS as well- keep getting an error stating something like "kernel building is not necessary". smxi seems like a viable option. Does smxi automatically rebuild the driver w/DKMS after kernel updates, or does this have to be done manually/scripted? Thanks for the assistance, guys.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby yoramdavid on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:25 pm

I did nearly everything on this 5 page threat and nothing works for me. :?

I downloaded the nvidia-173 driver from the nvidia site.

I uninstalled the nouveau driver but it was still in use after reboot, so I followed the indications to blacklist it, but still it is in use. :(
I do not what else to do.
Please help.
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:30 pm

@ yoramdavid
according to this
yoramdavid wrote:In my case I need to install the Nvidia-173 driver.
I am on LinuxMint 14, installed yesterday, first time using it.


it won't work ever i'm afraid. this topic is in Other Edition Support ‹ LMDE (Linux Mint Debian) ‹ Hardware Support an you are using LinuxMint 14
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Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

Postby yoramdavid on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:51 pm

zerozero wrote:@ yoramdavid
according to this
yoramdavid wrote:In my case I need to install the Nvidia-173 driver.
I am on LinuxMint 14, installed yesterday, first time using it.


it won't work ever i'm afraid. this topic is in Other Edition Support ‹ LMDE (Linux Mint Debian) ‹ Hardware Support an you are using LinuxMint 14


Oh, I did not realize I was in the wrong forum nor that to install the driver on LinuxMint 14 would be different.
Thanks, I have started a new threat on that.
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