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HP IQ500

Post by dave8671 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:59 pm

A friend asked me to look at this HP all-in-one. Main uses would be going online and watching video. It has windows vista and its not in good shape. I used the live CD of mate 18.3 and it found all the hardware. SO I was going to install mate but I want to know the about the following.

The HDD health I use crsytaldiskinfo tool and shows all green can I rely on that? pic attached.

The next question is the open source driver is selected by default its this the one I should Use pic attached.

Still learning about drivers in Linux. I need to understand the process.



[c]06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98M [GeForce 9300M GS] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Pegatron G98M [GeForce 9300M GS]
Physical Slot: 0
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fa000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau


Thanks :)
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Re: HP IQ500

Post by dave8671 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:05 pm

I was thinking I should wait till after the updates installed including the kernel update before drivers are installed.

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Re: HP IQ500

Post by kc1di » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi,
If the live disk worked well and the install went well then I would wait until after the upgrade and then install the recommended driver for the Nvidia card. Nouveau is a great driver but it does not alway play well with some cards.
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Re: HP IQ500

Post by slipstick » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:25 pm

Yes, do the updates first - then the driver install. If the driver gives you trouble at boot-up, follow the advice here in the release notes (scroll down to "Solving freezes":
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_mate.php

Some systems (like mine, for example) using an nvidia driver may need to make the "nomodeset" parameter permanent so it applies at every boot-up. That's easy to do - if you find that you need to do that, come back and ask how. :)
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Re: HP IQ500

Post by dave8671 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:07 pm

Well Install the recommend Nvidia driver 340 which booted fine. Now the system freezes and the mouse and keyboard are non responsive. I have to reboot to get it back up. the system keeps freezing up not that I did not expect it to though. Oh I installed cinnamon not mate btw I labeled my disc wrong :roll:. Seems the open source driver worked better really though the screen savers will not work correctly.

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Re: HP IQ500

Post by dave8671 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:13 pm

I use the driver manager to go back to the open source nvidia driver and all is well again. No freezes or lockups. Now the screen savers work now.

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Closed Re: HP IQ500

Post by dave8671 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:06 pm

Don has been vary happy with the PC since I installed mint 18.3 Cinnamon. I instructed him not use use the update manager for updates and I give him the to main commands for updating the system.

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