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SOLVED: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mint Tower » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:22 pm

I have a Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card my PC seems to run correctly on Mint 18.2 but always starts up with the Software Rendering error message indicating something isn't correct with the driver setup, so it may be functioning at less than its capacity. Can any of your please provide details on resolving this problem?
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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Citizen229 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:29 pm

On a fresh install....
Start button>System>driver manager> select 375 driver> restart.

Desktop 10 series drivers are that easy.
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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mint Tower » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:39 pm

I consistently get the software rendering error message every time I turn on the PC with the current 384 driver, indicating the graphic card is likely not being used (although connected to) and the mother board build in graphics driver is or that the graphic card is not being used as it should be. Unfortunately, I don't see any pull down menus or open fields to specify the recommended 375 driver.

The nvidia version 384.90-0 ubuntu 0.16.04.2 is selected. There is an option to select xserver-x org-video-nouveau version 1;1.0.12-1build2. The intel-microcode 3.20170707.1 ubuntu 16.04.0 is selected. There is an option to select not to use the device.

Any ideas please as to how to resolve this issue?

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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mattyboy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:29 pm

What are the results of

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inxi -Fxz
I'm using a GTX1060. After installation I just went to the driver manager and installed the NIVIDA drivers.. re-boot. Done.

Did you follow this method or get your drivers elsewhere?

Silly question maybe, but you are plugging your HDMI into the card not the slot on the motherboard?

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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mint Tower » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 pm

Thanks for your response. When I use your specified inxi -Fxz in the terminal window I get the following details regarding the video driver:
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Device1b81 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau

Yes and Yes to your questions. Do you remember or know what driver and if it gave you the option on which driver to select?

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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by catweazel » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:50 pm

Mint Tower wrote:Graphics Card: NVIDIA Device1b81 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
Please post the complete output of the command.

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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mint Tower » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 pm

Attached is the complete output of the command, thank you for taking the time to review and respond to this. It is quite frustrating that my most expensive system component isn't functioning properly.
oem@MintTower ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: MintTower Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170-K v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 2003 date: 09/20/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-6600K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28032
clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz
4: 800 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA Device 1b81 bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 256 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 10f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: HFS500G32TND size: 500.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5002AALX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 443G used: 8.2G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 199 Uptime: 25 min Memory: 1204.6/15978.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Citizen229 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:41 am

FYI I just upgraded to 18.3 a few days ago, and sadly there is only 1 driver listed beyond the open source driver. Makes me sad.
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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by qett » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:20 am

Hi Mint Tower, I don't think this will be a big problem finally. You may need to download a driver and install it

I can't help though, let's wait for one of the real gurus

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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mint Tower » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:01 pm

Thanks qett, the problem is accessing the recommended 375 driver and apparent shortage to drivers for this common high end video card for Mint. See the whole post scroll. Maybe I need to look for some sort of video driver test to determine if the video card is performing like an 8GB video card should be.

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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Citizen229 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:20 am

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Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1c03
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111
Here is what my 1060 says when driver is properly working.

Have you tried "nomodset"?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/38780/h ... ed-ubuntu/
1st answer and ind then install 384 driver from hardware manager.

2nd answer for permanent nomodset if driver doesnt stick after answer 1.
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Re: GeForce GTX 1070 Driver Setup

Post by Mint Tower » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:27 pm

New updates to MInt 18.2 were just noted, I noticed one was for my 384 video driver. I did the updates and rebooted, no more Software Rendering error message - Yeah ... at long last this issue has been resolved. Thank you all for inputs.

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