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Mint 14, How to change the Nvidia drivers from the LiveCD?

Postby Quasimodem on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:00 pm

Hello!

I'm having issues with Linux Mint 14 and the experimental graphics drivers installed during installation, and was wondering if someone could provide me a little instruction? On bootup, after installation, the screen is black, which I assume is because of the open-source experimental Nvidia drivers. I have an Nvidia 670m, the system is an Asus G75vw-DS73-3D. Is is possible for me to install the closed-source Nvidia drivers from a LiveCD boot? I've been told to boot to the black screen and open a terminal with Alt-F1 or Ctrl-Alt-F1 and install from there, but of course, the screen just stays black.

Thanks!
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Re: Mint 14, How to change the Nvidia drivers from the LiveC

Postby Quasimodem on Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:38 pm

Does anyone know how to do this or if it's possible?
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Re: Mint 14, How to change the Nvidia drivers from the LiveC

Postby Quasimodem on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:35 pm

This is solved... It is the Nouveau drivers that caused the black screen... So if anyone else has that issue, boot to a LiveCD, disable them and reboot... You will boot like Windows with no graphics drivers in a large resolution, and can install the proper ones...
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Re: Mint 14, How to change the Nvidia drivers from the LiveC

Postby anandrkris on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:40 pm

Is your laptop a Nvidia Optimus setup - has an Integrated Intel Graphics and discrete GPU? Then needs to be handled differently. Can you post the details of the below code from terminal ?
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inxi -Fx
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Re: Mint 14, How to change the Nvidia drivers from the LiveC

Postby Quasimodem on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:12 am

System: Host: brian-G75VW Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G75VW version: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: G75VW.223 date: 01/07/2013
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 18357.4
Clock Speeds: 1: 2301.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz 3: 1200.00 MHz 4: 1200.00 MHz 5: 1200.00 MHz 6: 2301.00 MHz 7: 1200.00 MHz 8: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA Device 1213 bus-ID: 01:00.0 X.Org: 1.13.0 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 670M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.40 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: NVIDIA GF114 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Card-2: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet driver: atl1c ver: 1.0.1.0-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:11:22:33:44:55
Card-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi ver: in-tree: bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 24:77:03:74:1d:c8
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1024.2GB (0.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_SSD_830 size: 512.1GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: SAMSUNG_SSD_830 size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 439G used: 4.8G (2%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 34.31GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:43C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 173 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 958.8/32131.4MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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Re: Mint 14, How to change the Nvidia drivers from the LiveC

Postby anandrkris on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:47 am

Cool. There is only one Graphics card and seem to work fine. So no worries for you. :)
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