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Old 05-28-2015, 11:38 PM   #1
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Should I post in the software or hardware section for this problem?

To prevent spamming your awesome forum, and to most efficiently find an answer to my problem, should I post my problem in the hardware or software sub-forum?

I am having a problem with a new video card I installed: The nvidia driver for my GTX 570 will not load properly. Because it is a new video card and prevents me from using my monitor properly, I feel like it should go in 'hardware'. On the other hand, because it is a driver problem, I feel like it should go in 'software'.

Because I don't have much experience in this forum, I wasn't sure and thought it would be best to ask for now as well as future reference.

Thank you in advance!
Old 05-29-2015, 12:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

I could be wrong but right here should be fine. What's going on exactly and what distribution and version of Linux are you using?


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Old 05-29-2015, 12:44 AM   #3
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Thanks very much

I would post here, but I decided before your reply that it should go in software :0
My apologies if that will be an inconvenience.

As for information about my problem, I'll give you a link to the post once it is approved by a moderator.
In the mean time, you can check out this post I made on StackExchange:

This link has most of the information and is formatted nicely and readable.
That is my original post, then I decided it would be best to join a forum dedicated to linux. Both to help myself with any future problems, and to gain knowledge to help others

I also made a post a few days ago on, which has received help from it's members, but they haven't found the problem. But, you can look through the thread to see what all I've done so far and to get more information about my system and situation. Here is the link:

In summary, I've installed the driver through the additional drivers program and through nvidia's script, as well as with 'apt-get' and all have installed the driver but none have properly worked. I would tell you a lot more (not trying to be lazy), but you would be able to understand much more from what other users have said on my second link, than what I could try to explain to you.

Thank you.
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Whether you are using nouveau (OSS) driver or binary driver from nVidia?

And elaborate more.
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If you have driver problems for a specific hardware under Linux please use the <Linux - Hardware> forum.
Old 05-29-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys, I made my thread in the 'software' forum.
Here's the link: Driver Problem

If it should be moved then please move it to the appropriate area. Please note the thread was made before the advice of where it should go.

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