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Old 10-24-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
Dennis Mertens
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Question Install Nvidia drivers in Linux Mint 17


I have downloaded a Nvidia driver from the Nvidia webpage and I don't know how to install it, could anyone tell me please?

If there is another way to install the latest Nvidia drivers I would like to know.

My Nvidia graphic card is GEFORCE GT 650M 2gb.
 
Old 10-24-2015, 11:11 PM   #2
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Hi:

cd to the directory where the driver is and as 'root' run this command.
To become root type sudo and the terminal will ask for your password.
Enter your password than run this cmd.

Code:
bash ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.59.run
And hit Enter
The installer will open in the terminal and start installing the driver for you.
When done restart your pc.-
 
Old 10-24-2015, 11:20 PM   #3
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Here's a picture of the terminal on my system.
I don't have a Nvidia card but I took a screenshot so you can see-
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...vidia.png.html
 
Old 10-24-2015, 11:36 PM   #4
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Thanks Ztcoracat, but the driver that I got from the Nvidia web page is NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.55.run, not NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.59.run, so now I'm worried. Is your source up-to-date?

It's the first driver that I install in Linux.
 
Old 10-24-2015, 11:43 PM   #5
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Your Welcome-

I made sure it was for the GEFORCE GT 650M that you listed.

This is the page for the linux driver for your Nvidia card that you listed.-
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...-295.59-driver

That's where I downloaded it from and tried it in my terminal.

If you'd like to double check on the graphics card that you have run this cmd.
Code:
lspci | grep -i VGA
 
Old 10-25-2015, 12:03 AM   #6
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Hi Dennis...

Welcome to the forum

If you're installing the proprietary Nvidia driver for the first time, using Linux Mint's "Driver Manager" might be a simpler way of doing this. It's probably located somewhere under "Menu"--->"System Tools."

Regards...
 
Old 10-25-2015, 12:07 AM   #7
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Cmd-line or Driver MGR will produce the same results.-
 
Old 10-25-2015, 12:38 AM   #8
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The driver that I downloaded didn't work (I was told that it could happen in the Nvidia web page), I'm downloading the driver recommended by Ztcoracat, if it doesn't work, I will ask for more drivers with a picture of the problem with my screen.

I'm changing the drivers because there's is a portion of the screen that is updated slower than all the screen, it happens when using the Nvidia graphic card. To use the Nvidia graphic card I type the command optirun.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 01:31 AM   #9
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The driver recommended by Ztcoracat didn't work, the console output is this:

1.-WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 295.59
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further
details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in
the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com.

2.-ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com.

3.-ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available
on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

It's the same with the driver that I downloaded from the Nvidia web page. When I try to change the driver from the Driver Manager some times the driver is installed, but the result is the same, the whole screen is not updated at the same time. Some times when I change the driver from Driver Manager, after closing the Driver Manager window and opening it again it's using the same driver, as if nothing changed.

I couldn't take a screenshot of the update error, but I will continue trying (any recommendation is accepted).

If it helps, my computer is model is hp pavilion dv7-7005er, I have to mention that the original operating system was Windows 7, but I decided to install Linux mint 17 because more c++, c, c# development accessories.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:20 AM   #10
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please post the output of
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA5 vga
and please, take a look at linuxmint help/wiki/doc pages, there must be a howto for nvidia graphics drivers there.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 12:12 PM   #11
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ondoho, the output using the command lspci -k | grep -iA5 vga is:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 181d
Kernel driver in use: i915
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1818
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
--
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 650M] (rev ff)
08:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1818
Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
0a:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 539a
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1839
 
Old 10-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #12
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I noticed that the problem disappears when some games run in full-screen, but reappears when changing to windowed mode. As I said before, the problem consists in a delay updating a portion of the screen, that portion is the upper part of the display.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:01 PM   #13
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^ i don't think you said that before.

in any case, currently there is no driver running for your nvidia geforce gt 650m.

i'm no friend of using the driver straight from nvidia's site, i suggest you simply install the regular, current nvidia driver from the "additional drivers" utility.
if you do so, please make a note of what it does exactly and what sort of output you get (iirc, there's a small triangle labeled "details").

please also research linuxmint pages for tutorials on how to install nvidia graphics drivers.

but,
you have 2 graphic cards in there.
right now you are using the intel card (or chip, more likely).
if you install nvidia, chances are it will then use only the nvidia card.

i'm not sure if this is a hybrid graphics setup.
if so, you might want/need to take additional steps.
 
Old 10-25-2015, 05:06 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
i'm not sure if this is a hybrid graphics setup.
if so, you might want/need to take additional steps.
Hi...

Out of curiosity, if it is, do you think Linux distributions are at the point of installing Bumblebee automatically if a hybrid setup is detected or is a manual install still required?

Regards...
 
Old 11-06-2015, 01:58 PM   #15
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Original Poster,

Do you have any updates to your installation? I ask because I am about to purchase a video card for my computer, and I want to know NOW if buying nVidia is a good choice for a dual-boot setup.

Thanks,
 
  


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