"No Proprietary Driver" message on boot

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kiwilangridge
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"No Proprietary Driver" message on boot

Post by kiwilangridge » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:50 pm

I'm really new so Linux so please bear with me.
I have a GeForce GTX 750Ti card. When I boot the Linux message says no proprietary driver is in use. I cant understand why. Here's what I have tried so far...

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inxi -Gx i get the below.
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] vendor: eVga.com. 
  driver: nvidia v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2 
  direct render: Yes 

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dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii  libnvidia-cfg1-390:amd64                     390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA binary OpenGL/GLX configuration library
ii  libnvidia-common-390                         390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            all          Shared files used by the NVIDIA libraries
ii  libnvidia-compute-390:amd64                  390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA libcompute package
ii  libnvidia-compute-390:i386                   390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            i386         NVIDIA libcompute package
ii  libnvidia-decode-390:amd64                   390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries
ii  libnvidia-decode-390:i386                    390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            i386         NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries
ii  libnvidia-encode-390:amd64                   390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVENC Video Encoding runtime library
ii  libnvidia-encode-390:i386                    390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            i386         NVENC Video Encoding runtime library
ii  libnvidia-fbc1-390:amd64                     390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library
ii  libnvidia-fbc1-390:i386                      390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            i386         NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library
ii  nvidia-compute-utils-390                     390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA compute utilities
ii  nvidia-dkms-390                              390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA DKMS package
ii  nvidia-kernel-common-390                     390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        Shared files used with the kernel module
ii  nvidia-kernel-source-390                     390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA kernel source package
ii  nvidia-prime                                 0.8.8.2                             all          Tools to enable NVIDIA's Prime
ii  nvidia-prime-applet                          1.0.7                               all          An applet for NVIDIA Prime
ii  nvidia-settings                              390.77-0ubuntu0.18.04.1             amd64        Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii  nvidia-utils-390                             390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA driver support binaries
ii  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390                390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1            amd64        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
 

If I type:

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lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 -i "3D|VGA"
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] [10de:1380] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] [3842:3751]
	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
Anyone got any ideas please?
Last edited by WharfRat on Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: "No Proprietary Driver" message on boot

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:13 am

I'm pretty sure that's a legacy card. If you open Driver Manager do you see any suggested drivers (microcode isn't a driver, doesn't count here)? If not try adding this ppa (copy/paste these lines separately to the terminal):

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

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sudo apt-get update
Then reboot and check DM again. I don't use ppas a lot but that one is trustworth according to users I respect.

BTW don't do the standard Windows thing and just dl the latest driver from their site, that's a very common cause if broken video with novices.

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Re: "No Proprietary Driver" message on boot

Post by kiwilangridge » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:58 pm

Thanks for your advise. The message has changed slightly, and the Driver Manager gives me multiple options but they are all greyed out and I cant select the recommended one for that card, it says I'm using a manually installed driver. Any ideas how I get the driver manager to allow me to select the correct one?

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Re: "No Proprietary Driver" message on boot

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:35 am

Uninstall the manually installed one.

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