Nvidia GTX660M, Can not get drivers working

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Nvidia GTX660M, Can not get drivers working

Postby brianmars1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:38 am

I have run stock drivers on my Toshiba laptop since Mint 7, now with steam coming, I am trying to get Mint 14 on my Lenovo Laptop, which has both intel and nvidia chips.

I have a fresh install of Mint 14 Cinnamon 64 bit, followed the commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

and went to text terminal (CTRL+ALT+F1)
Sudo killall mdm (end x server)
sudo nvidia-xconfig, followed on screen instructions)


and now have the broken gnome (looks similar to gnome 2, no cinnamon for sure), at 640x480 resolution (locked in the GUI), covering a square 3/5ths the size of my screen, centered. Text and windows are large, bloated and low res.

go back to text only (where I can use the full screen, as apposed to 3/5ths):

inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.1
Card-2: Nvidia Device 0fd4 bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: nvidia,fbdev,vesa) tty size: 170x48 Advanced Data N/A out of X

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 304.64 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-12) Tue Oct 30 12:04:46 PDT 2012

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

Any help is appreciated, if there is any more info required, please let me know.

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Re: Nvidia GTX660M, Can not get drivers working

Postby zerozero » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:58 pm

it's not exactly the same card (but i believe that is similar) see this topic viewtopic.php?f=90&t=118284#p687423 from this post down

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