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by roblm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2

The Xorg.conf file no longer exists in these later releases as I think it uses lightdm now as display manager. I did look in both etc/X11 and usr/share/X11 but cant find a config file to change. plase can someone tell me where it is now? The xorg.conf file is not required except for certain configu...
by roblm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell Inspiron 7559 Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: Dell Inspiron 7559 Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation

Use this command in the Terminal and post the output:

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sudo prime-select nvidia
Then use this command and post the output:

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sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf
by roblm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution

Use this command to remove the xorg.conf file: sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf You can make the kernel parameter to be executed automatically by editing the grub file. Use this command to open the file: gksudo xed /etc/default/grub If that doesn't work, then use the nano text editor again: sudo nano -t /...
by roblm
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Serena - Nvidia Drivers drivers not updating correctly
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Serena - Nvidia Drivers drivers not updating correctly

After installing a Nvidia driver in Driver Manager, the file nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf should be created in etc/modprobe.d to disable the nouveau driver, but it does not exist. This is a common problem I've seen in Mint 18.x. Use this command to create the file: gksudo xed /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-...
by roblm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution

I don't remember seeing those error messages. Did you perhaps use the command sudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf this time, instead of gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf , because it worked in your previous post. If that doesn't work, then use this command in the Terminal to open the file: sudo nano -t /etc/X11...
by roblm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell Inspiron 7559 Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: Dell Inspiron 7559 Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation

On Optimus systems there are usually two files created in /etc/modprobe.d when the Nvidia driver is enabled, which disables the nouveau driver, unless that has changed in Mint 18.2. One is named nvidia-3xx_hybrid.conf , which exists, and the other is named nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf , which does n...
by roblm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution

1. Is your system a dual-boot with Windows? 2. Add this line to the Monitor section of the xorg.conf file and then test both Modelines again: DisplaySize 443 249 If that fails, then try using this command after testing the first Modeline: xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1680x1050R Use this command afte...
by roblm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Serena - Nvidia Drivers drivers not updating correctly
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Serena - Nvidia Drivers drivers not updating correctly

Use these commands in the Terminal and post the output:

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1. inxi -SMCGx
2. lspci -nnk |egrep -A3 -i "3D|VGA"
3. ls /etc/modprobe.d
by roblm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell Inspiron 7559 Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: Dell Inspiron 7559 Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation

You need to post some additional info. Use these commands in the Terminal:

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1. xed /var/log/gpu-manager.log	        
2. dpkg -l |grep -i nvidia
3. lspci -nnk |egrep -A3 -i "3D|VGA"
4. ls /etc/modprobe.d
5. ls /etc/X11
by roblm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Sony GVC-JS160J screen resolution

I suggest testing a custom xorg.conf file. Use this command to create it: gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf In the opened empty file, add these lines: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" HorizSync 24.0 - 94.0 VertRefresh 2...
by roblm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Switcheroo will not power on discrete graphics card (7690M)
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: Switcheroo will not power on discrete graphics card (7690M)

The article in your link says: vga_switcheroo is the kernel mechanism that allows you to switch between GPUs if your machine has a hardware mux Your laptop probably doesn't have a mux. If it did, there should be an option in the BIOS to switch between " Discrete Graphics " and " Hybrid or Switchable...
by roblm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: GUI freezes when connecting external monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: GUI freezes when connecting external monitor

1. Does the projector or monitor work if they are already connected to the laptop before it is powered on? 2. Would you test using this xorg.conf file in the Mint KDE installation. Use this command to create it: gksudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf In the opened empty file, add these lines: Section "Serve...
by roblm
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: GUI freezes when connecting external monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: GUI freezes when connecting external monitor

here are the results of running xrandr on Neon with hdmi-vga dongle connected: 1. The output of the xrandr --verbose command only shows the laptop's internal panel connected ( eDP-1 connected ), but no external display: DP-1 disconnected HDMI-1 disconnected HDMI-2 disconnected 2. What is the output...
by roblm
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Extended Monitor Setup in Linux Mint 18.2
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Extended Monitor Setup in Linux Mint 18.2

I used "gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf" command on Terminal; unfortunately, this command doesn't work on Linux Mint 18.2 Mint 18.xx uses xed for the text editor, instead of gedit . However, your custom xorg.conf file will only work with the Nvidia driver. When using the nouveau driver, try using t...
by roblm
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: GUI freezes when connecting external monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: GUI freezes when connecting external monitor

venks,

If the projector works in KDE neon, then would you use this command in the Terminal-like program of that distro and post the output:

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xrandr --verbose
In Mint, post the output of this command:

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inxi -SMCGx
Also, what is the brand and model number of the laptop and projector?
by roblm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel HD Graphics 630 dual monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Intel HD Graphics 630 dual monitor

After looking at the specifications of your laptop, I don't think your setup will work in Linux with the Intel GPU selected, because the HDMI output is usually physically hard-wired to the Nvidia GPU, unless you use the default nouveau driver instead of the Nvidia driver. There is no VGA output, whi...
by roblm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Unable set 1440x900 resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Unable set 1440x900 resolution

The xrandr --verbose output shows the Nvidia driver was able to read the Toshiba TV's EDID but not the LG monitor's EDID. A custom xorg.conf file will need to be created to list some info. Use this command to create the file: gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf In the opened empty file, add these lines: S...
by roblm
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: My only available resolution is 640x480
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: My only available resolution is 640x480

These are the instructions for removing the openchrome driver in Recovery Mode , in case you didn't know how. In the Recovery Mode menu, select “ root - drop to root shell prompt ”. Press Enter. Then change the file permissions to read and write by typing: mount -o remount,rw / Then type this comman...
by roblm
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: My only available resolution is 640x480
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: My only available resolution is 640x480

Try the suggestion in this topic, to install the openchrome driver:
viewtopic.php?t=245612

Use this command in the Terminal and then reboot:

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sudo apt install xserver-xorg-video-openchrome
by roblm
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel HD Graphics 630 dual monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Intel HD Graphics 630 dual monitor

Start your laptop with the Intel GPU enabled. At the GRUB boot menu select the correct line but don’t press Enter. Press the “ E ” key to edit. If no menu shows, then hold down the shift key while starting. Use the Down arrow key to go down to the line that starts with: linux /boot/vmlinuz.............

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