[Solved] Nvidia caused no desktop effects

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[Solved] Nvidia caused no desktop effects

Post by jk121960 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:55 pm

Hi I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers from the recommended ppa, they work seemingly but I can't get it to use OpenGL so no desktop effects, I tried version 304, 331, 340, 346 and still no OpenGL I am I am using nvidia 550TI I have 2 monitors and I am using as ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 board.

I was getting freezes with the nouveau and I read the proprietary may help, but now I have no deaktop effects, I mean some work but a lot don't


thanks in advance for any help
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Re: Nvidia caused no desktop effects

Post by Pjotr » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:34 am

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Nvidia caused no desktop effects

Post by jk121960 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:08 am

thanks for helping me with this, here is the output of that command
zenlinux ~ # inxi -Fxz
System: Host: zenlinux Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: KDE 4.14.2 (Qt 4.8.6) Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH X79 version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 4608 date: 12/24/2013
CPU: Hexa core Intel Core i7-3960X CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 15360 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 39626.8
Clock Speeds: 1: 1395.023 MHz 2: 1323.222 MHz 3: 1247.425 MHz 4: 1238.531 MHz 5: 1289.835 MHz 6: 1220.613 MHz 7: 1208.625 MHz 8: 1224.480 MHz 9: 1386.902 MHz 10: 1399.792 MHz 11: 1225.898 MHz 12: 1596.246 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: NVIDIA GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] bus-ID: 02:00.0
X.org: 1.15.1 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nvidia tty size: 158x57 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio: Card-1: 2x NVIDIA GF116 High Definition Audio Controller bus-ID: 02:00.1
Card-2: Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio Controller bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Network: Card: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e ver: 2.3.2-k port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 14242.9GB (8.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB 3: id: /dev/sdc model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 120.0GB
4: id: /dev/sdd model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 120.0GB 5: id: /dev/sdf model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB
6: id: /dev/sde model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB 7: id: /dev/sdg model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB
8: id: /dev/sdh model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB 9: id: /dev/sdi model: WDC_WD2002FAEX size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID: / size: 459G used: 9.1G (3%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 25.85GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: No active sensors found. Have you configured your sensors yet? mobo: N/A
Info: Processes: 519 Uptime: 12:20 Memory: 2473.2/64367.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17
zenlinux ~ #

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[Solved] Re: Nvidia caused no desktop effects

Post by jk121960 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:10 am

Solved it was the kernel black list line, I didn;' think to put it as I was able to see video and change settings but I looked at the out put of the command you said and could see it is not loading the nvidia, so looked over other material and added the line to grub and voila! thanks for all your help

--jerry

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