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Old 07-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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why wont linux work with an nvidia gts450 graphics card?


Hi all

Sorry for spamming with another question, but can someone please give me a reason (or at least where to look for one) why no linux distro I have tried will work with my gts450 graphics.

thanks again

stripe
 
Old 07-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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As far as I know this card is well supported by both the closed source nVidia driver and the open source "nouveau" driver, with the "vesa" driver as fallback.

To help you we need the answers to following questions:
- which distributions did you try?
- what didn't work exactly?
- did you have problems in raw console and/or using a GUI?

And if you still have a Linux distribution installed, please post the output of following command
Code:
lspci -k|grep -A3 VGA
EDIT I just saw that I did answer you already in this thread.

Anyway my questions remain.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 07-11-2012 at 04:16 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post Didier

I have tried mint, ubuntu 12.04 (all exept unity), open suse, fedora, debian and quite a few others

I could not get one to give a gui without screen tearing, and on quite a few when the "correct" driver was installed, the sound stopped working. the graphics were slightly better with the nvidia driver but was still getting screen tearing.

the problems were with gui's as I am not very terminal friendly.

xubuntu 12.04 #lspci -k|grep -A3 VGA

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 [GeForce GTS 450] (rev a1)
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia_current_updates, nouveau, nvidiafb
02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

(the audio device is the hdmi chip on the graphics card and not my onboard sound)

hope this helps
 
Old 07-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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No problems with the GTS450 here, using the nvidia driver:
Code:
root@slackdesk:~# lspci -k | grep -A3 VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce 450 GTS] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device 2184
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nvidia, nouveau, nvidiafb
 
Old 07-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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I did a bit of googling for this and find it to be a common issue with that card and even occurs in windows. Bear in mind, it is not your distribution that writes the driver you are using but rather nVidia. I noticed in many sites that tearing occurs after updates and some have dropped back to an older driver.

I did find a few postings that indicate potential hardware issue.

Do you have a xorg.conf? If so, try without it. If not, I did see where some have had success using one.

Are you using desktop effects or compiz?
 
Old 07-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great help guys,

I will try using the earlier drivers, and using/not using xorg.conf
No compiz or desktop effects just full screen videos


brianL, are you using slackware or which derivitive?

thanks

Stripe
 
Old 07-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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He is using Slackware based on the logo. I am using Slackware 64bit. I have an nVidia card as well, a GT 520 and have no issues whatsoever.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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[solved] nvidia drivers update work for ubuntu 12.04

Hi Guys,

I have NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 520 graphics car. I had the same resoultion problem. I found a method which clears this:

"Open Terminal" and type the following as beeow in red color it fixes your problem automatically (in Ubuntu):

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current


Then open the NVIDIA Server Setting under application you should be able to see the new driver with drop down for higher resolution. Ofcourse you have to take care I have UBUNTU 12.04 LTS as KUBUNTU on my PC. Use your discretion as per your Linux flavor.

This worked for me and no problems. Try it out and good luck.

Cheers !!
 
Old 07-11-2012, 01:25 AM   #9
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This is what you will see once NVIDIA drivers are being fixed on UBUNTU 12.04:


sktop:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
[sudo] password for {ur login ID}:
sudoYou are about to add the following PPA to your system:
Updated versions of X.org drivers, libraries, etc. for Ubuntu.

This PPA is for stable upstream releases of X.org components. If you're looking for something even more bleeding-edge, please see the xorg-edgers PPA. Or, if you're actually wanting backports of the current stable X stack to an older Ubuntu release, see the x-backports PPA.

While Ubuntu-X does not officially support these packages, if you discover problems when installing these debs please feel free to report bugs to launchpad. However, please make sure to clearly state that you are running packages from this PPA so we know the fixes need to come here.

If you are uprading from one release to another with this PPA activated, please install the ppa-purge package and use it to downgrade everything in here beforehand. sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates will do it.
More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

sudo Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.elI87oTr16 --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80/ --recv 643DC6BD56580CEB1AB4A9F63B22AB97AF1CDFA9
gpg: requesting key AF1CDFA9 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
apt-gegpg: key AF1CDFA9: public key "Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu-X" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
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Fetched 20.0 MB in 5min 33s (59.7 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
ravi@ravi-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
[sudo] password for ravi:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libbonobo2-common libbonobo2-0 libgnomevfs2-common libidl-common libgconf2-4
libgnome2-common libtranslate0 libidl0 libglade2-0 libgnomeui-common
liborbit2 libbonoboui2-common libgnomecanvas2-common
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
nvidia-settings
The following NEW packages will be installed:
nvidia-current nvidia-settings
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 349 not upgraded.
Need to get 60.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 185 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-current.
(Reading database ... 108610 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_302.17-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-settings.
Unpacking nvidia-settings (from .../nvidia-settings_302.17-0ubuntu1~precise~xup3_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up nvidia-current (302.17-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1) ...
INFO:Enable nvidia-current
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/nvidia-common/quirks/dell_latitude
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/nvidia-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/nvidia-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad
DEBUG:Processing quirk Latitude E6530
DEBUG:Success
INFO:Applying quirk Latitude E6530
DEBUG:{'Files': {}, 'Vendor': {}, 'Monitor': {}, 'Screen': {0: ['\tIdentifier "My Screen"\n', '\tOption "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"\n']}, 'Module': {}, 'SubSection': {}, 'DRI': {}, 'InputDevice': {}, 'Comments': {}, 'Extensions': {}, 'InputClass': {}, 'ServerLayout': {}, 'Device': {0: ['\tIdentifier "My Card"\n', '\tDriver "nvidia"\n', '\tOption "NoLogo" "True"\n']}, 'VideoAdaptor': {}, 'ServerFlags': {}, 'Modes': {}}
DEBUG:Creating /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-current-latitude-e6530.conf
DEBUG:Processing quirk ThinkPad T420s
DEBUG:Success
INFO:Applying quirk ThinkPad T420s
DEBUG:{'Files': {}, 'Vendor': {}, 'Monitor': {}, 'Screen': {0: ['\tIdentifier "My Screen"\n', '\tOption "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"\n']}, 'Module': {}, 'SubSection': {}, 'DRI': {}, 'InputDevice': {}, 'Comments': {}, 'Extensions': {}, 'InputClass': {}, 'ServerLayout': {}, 'Device': {0: ['\tIdentifier "My Card"\n', '\tDriver "nvidia"\n', '\tOption "NoLogo" "True"\n']}, 'VideoAdaptor': {}, 'ServerFlags': {}, 'Modes': {}}
DEBUG:Creating /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-current-thinkpad-t420s.conf
Loading new nvidia-current-302.17 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.2.0-23-generic
Building for architecture x86_64
Building initial module for 3.2.0-23-generic
Done.

nvidia_current:
Running module version sanity check.
- Original module
- No original module exists within this kernel
- Installation
- Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod.....

DKMS: install completed.
Setting up nvidia-settings (302.17-0ubuntu1~precise~xup3) ...
ravi@ravi-desktop:~$
 
Old 07-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #10
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[solved] try this fix for nvidia which worked on ubuntu

Hi Guys,

I have NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 520 graphics car. I had the same resoultion problem. I found a method which clears this:

"Open Terminal" and type the following as below in red color it fixes your problem automatically (in Ubuntu):

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current


Then open the NVIDIA Server Setting under application you should be able to see the new driver with drop down for higher resolution. Ofcourse you have to take care I have UBUNTU 12.04 LTS as KUBUNTU on my PC. Use your discretion as per your Linux flavor.

This worked for me and no problems. Try it out and good luck.

Cheers !!
 
Old 07-11-2012, 04:00 AM   #11
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Quote:
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brianL, are you using slackware or which derivitive?

thanks

Stripe
Yeah, Slackware64 13.37. And using the 302.17 nvidia driver. Installed it using the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.17.run script.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 04:36 AM   #12
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Not Slackware64 rather Kubuntu

I am using Kubuntu 64 Bit. Does this help?
 
Old 07-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #13
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Help who? It's the original poster - stripe - who was having problems, not me.

Last edited by brianL; 07-11-2012 at 04:42 AM.
 
  


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