How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

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How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby thebluesky » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:15 pm

How can I understand that my Nvidia driver was installed properly please?
I run Mint 14 Nadia

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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby viking777 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:39 am

Easiest way - you see an Nvidia splash screen for about 1 second during the boot precess (unless you explicitly turned it off). If you don't see it then the driver isn't working. There are more technical ways than that, but that is the easiest.
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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby catweazel » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:43 am

thebluesky wrote:How can I understand that my Nvidia driver was installed properly please?
I run Mint 14 Nadia

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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby thebluesky » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:43 am

TehGhodTrole wrote:
thebluesky wrote:How can I understand that my Nvidia driver was installed properly please?
I run Mint 14 Nadia

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inxi -Gx


this is the output I got

Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce G210M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2-devel Direct Rendering: Yes

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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby thebluesky » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:20 pm

viking777 wrote:Easiest way - you see an Nvidia splash screen for about 1 second during the boot precess (unless you explicitly turned it off). If you don't see it then the driver isn't working. There are more technical ways than that, but that is the easiest.


thanks for your help

I booted my laptop but I couldnt see any Nvidia logo .I found out PCLinuxOS has Nvidia drivers as a default.So I gave it a try to find out if I will able to see any logo, yes actually I saw full screen Nvidia logo for a few seconds at the start up and I checked the settings and it says that the driver version is 310 .so I understood it was installed this time as a default but PCLinuxOS has too many programs like windows 7 and it shuts down withuot notice like Windows 7 ! and I tried liveUSB Mint 14 XFCE this time without any updates and use the code isxi -G on terminal.it shows the same output with updated Mint 14 Nadia full installation.
so how can I update my graphcis card driver I still dont know :)

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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby viking777 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:00 am

Additional drivers tab in Software Sources application should allow you to install and activate the Nvidia driver so look there. If that doesn't work then sgfxi always does.viewtopic.php?f=59&t=86154&p=497881&hilit=sgfxi#p497881
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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby thebluesky » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:17 pm

viking777 wrote:Additional drivers tab in Software Sources application should allow you to install and activate the Nvidia driver so look there. If that doesn't work then sgfxi always does.viewtopic.php?f=59&t=86154&p=497881&hilit=sgfxi#p497881


now after I updated kernel virtual box
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce G210M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: vesa,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1280x720@0.0hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A

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Re: How can I understand that my Nvidia drivers installed

Postby Jamesc359 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:00 am

Just install the driver from NVidia. Goto http://www.geforce.com/drivers and download the current version for your GPU then install it.

e.g.
sudo service mdm stop
log in at the prompt
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.32.run
Answer the prompts. Most you'll want to say yes too and don't panic if you get a distro script failure or something like that. Just continue on.
sudo shutdown -r now
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