Which driver for NVIDIA GK104? Nothing in additional drivers

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Which driver for NVIDIA GK104? Nothing in additional drivers

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Heya

I upgraded my Mint 13 release that resided for a few weeks as a test on my pc via the iso image burned on a cd to Mint 14.
Now I wanted to install the nvidia driver again, but the tool for "additional drivers" is no longer listet in the menu?

I tried to install jockey-gtk via synaptics packet manager but have still no menu entry.
Has anyone an idea what went wrong or how to deiscover the reason?

thx for any help :)
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Re: Mint 14 Nvidia Driver tool for additional drivers missin

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Has anyone found a solution for this?
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Digging deeper inside the forum brings up the statement:
The jockey functionality has been built into the Software Sources app now.
But in the hardware section of the control center ist only
  • Monitors
  • Mice
  • Keyboard
  • Energy Management
  • Printers
  • Sound
  • Systeminformation
(translated with some freedom from german)
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Re: Mint 14 Nvidia Driver tool for additional drivers missin

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Correct, if you open Software Sources from the menu you will find an "Additional Drivers" tab. From Ubuntu 12.10 onwards, Ubuntu has merged the functionality of the Additional Drivers program into the Software Sources program.

Linux Mint is working on a new Device Driver Manager to replace Jockey, but it wasn't ready yet for this release.
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Re: Mint 14 Nvidia Driver tool for additional drivers missin

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Hello Vincent

Thanks for your answer.
Indeed, there is a tab, but it is completely empty.
- Do I have to ad an ppa before?
- Or do I have to install an nvidia driver package via synaptics before?
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Then it isn't detecting a device on your computer that needs a proprietary driver, or it doesn't have a proprietary driver for it. Suggest you share the output of the following command run from the terminal, so others here can help you figure out which driver to install. You can copy text to/from the terminal.

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Re: Mint 14 Nvidia Driver tool for additional drivers missin

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Thx Vincent for your answer.

Here it is:

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desmas@desmas-mint ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 660 Ti] 
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel,nouveau Resolution: 1680x1050@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
Note: With Mint 13 before it was no problem to activate the driver
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Re: Which driver for NVIDIA GK104? Nothing in additional dri

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possible solution?

Hi, i managed to install via synaptics
  • nvidia-current
  • nvidia-common
  • nvidia-settings
after a 2. reboot (the first one ended up in a black screen with blinking cursor) I have this in the additional drivers tab:
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Does this now mean, everything is fine?
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