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Old 04-10-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Graphic card problem


Hi all,

Just built a new box with following config:-

AMD 8-Core FX-8320
Motherboard ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970
Graphic card ASUS GT730-SL-2GD3-BRK GT730 (nvidia GeForce GT 730)
RAM 8G
Display Philips BrilliAnce 200WP

OS - Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

The graphic card couldn't work properly. On Displays Settings it shows "Built-in Display". Please advise where can I download the driver for the graphic card.

Thanks

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Old 04-10-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Hi all,
Just built a new box with following config:-

AMD 8-Core FX-8320
Motherboard ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970
Graphic card ASUS GT730-SL-2GD3-BRK GT730 (nvidia GeForce GT 730)
RAM 8G
Display Philips BrilliAnce 200WP
OS - Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

The graphic card couldn't work properly. On Displays Settings it shows "Built-in Display". Please advise where can I download the driver for the graphic card.
So, you have a nVidia card...did you think about trying the nVidia website???? Pay particular attention to the "Drivers" link at the top left of the page...your card is easily found. If you have the kernel source installed already, it is trivial to install, by reading the instructions (again, found on their site).
 
Old 04-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #3
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For installing the Nvidia driver, do not use the one from the Nvidia website, use the Additional Drivers program (can be found in Software Sources in your settings panel) to install the drivers from the repository.
 
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:01 PM   #4
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For installing the Nvidia driver, do not use the one from the Nvidia website, use the Additional Drivers program (can be found in Software Sources in your settings panel) to install the drivers from the repository.
I have had mixed results with that, but the nVidia driver from nVidia has always worked flawlessly. Out of curiosity, why do you recommend one over another? I only suggest the proprietary one from them, because it installs easily.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 02:19 PM   #5
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I have had mixed results with that, but the nVidia driver from nVidia has always worked flawlessly. Out of curiosity, why do you recommend one over another? I only suggest the proprietary one from them, because it installs easily.
Because it's easier to update later?
 
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I have had mixed results with that, but the nVidia driver from nVidia has always worked flawlessly. Out of curiosity, why do you recommend one over another? I only suggest the proprietary one from them, because it installs easily.
Because a kernel or Xorg update can break the graphical subsystem when installing the driver this way, while the driver from the repositories won't. This breakage can of course be fixed, but that may be not an easy thing for a person that has to ask how to install the driver in the first place.
 
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Because a kernel or Xorg update can break the graphical subsystem when installing the driver this way, while the driver from the repositories won't. This breakage can of course be fixed, but that may be not an easy thing for a person that has to ask how to install the driver in the first place.
True...and both you and pearlseattle have that point. But my problem (at least in openSUSE land), is that the driver for nVidia from them has been squirrely in the past. While it's true that yes, when kernel/X gets updated the driver fails, but I usually keep the .run file on my system, and just re-run it. Takes a few seconds, but I appreciate that stability more.

Just preference, I presume...and the OP here has been here quite a while, so it's a bit confusing why someone with over 3K posts and having been here for years would need to ask about how/where to get a driver.
 
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Just preference, I presume...and the OP here has been here quite a while, so it's a bit confusing why someone with over 3K posts and having been here for years would need to ask about how/where to get a driver.
Don't know, but one possibility is that this is the first time he is using something other than Intel graphics.
 
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Just preference, I presume...and the OP here has been here quite a while, so it's a bit confusing why someone with over 3K posts and having been here for years would need to ask about how/where to get a driver.
Agree
So Satimis, welcome back from cryosleep - time has finally come to replace as well that CRT monitor
 
Old 04-10-2015, 11:46 PM   #10
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Hi all,

Lot of thanks for your advice.

I used graphic card with nVidia chip before downloading the driver from their website but always having problem particularly forwarding it to the VM (VirtualBox). Then I changed to the driver provided/tested on Ubuntu repo.

I solved my problem as following:-

-> Settings -> Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers (tab)


Software & Update
Code:
NVIDIA Corporation: Unknown
This device is using an alternative driver.
- Using NVIDIA binary driver-version 331.113 from nvidia-331 (proprietary, tested)
- Using NVIDIA binary driver-version 331.113 from nvidia-331 (proprietary)
- (check) Using X.Org Xserver - Nouveau display driver from xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open source)
Selected FIRST option

-> [Apply Changes]

Reboot

Problem gone. The display "Philips BrilliAnce 200WP" detected.

Remark:
I suppose my problem was caused by forgetting to select "third party software" during installing Ubuntu 14.04

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I used graphic card with nVidia chip before downloading the driver from their website but always having problem particularly forwarding it to the VM (VirtualBox).
PCI passthrough has to be supported by your hardware. Also, you can only pass through devices to a VM that are not already used by the OS. In case of videocards that means that you have to have one videocard for the VM and one for the physical system.
 
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:30 AM   #12
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PCI passthrough has to be supported by your hardware. Also, you can only pass through devices to a VM that are not already used by the OS. In case of videocards that means that you have to have one videocard for the VM and one for the physical system.
Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I'll check it whether I need to have 2 videocards after I have collected the Transcend 1TB SSD on next Monday.

That was ONLY my test on the new components, motherboard, graphic card, AMD CPU and power supply purchased lately. Because the SSD mentioned was NOT available and I have to order it. I used the old Intel 120G SSD as hard disc temporarily.

I'll come back after installing VirtualBox and creating VMs on the 1TB SSD thereafter.

Remark:
I suppose my late problem on video driver was due to "without check" installing "third party software" at time of installing Ubuntu 14.04 desktop.

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:25 AM   #13
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I know this is marked as SOLVED, but for the benefit of others with nvidia graphics cards, this may be helpful. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 MATE.

I needed an HDMI port for a new monitor, so I purchased this Asus nvidia Geforce GT 730:
http://www.cclonline.com/product/153.../HDMI/VGA2514/


My card is a nvidia GT 730 on a 32 bit system.

System > Preferences > Software & Updates > Additional Drivers tab.

If you receive the message No additional drivers available, it is because there is a bug in Ubuntu with the nvidia-331 driver (and others?):


https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...n/+bug/1351699

In order for the driver to show up under the Additional Drivers tab, do this first:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
Then select the appropriate nvidia proprietary driver {in my case 340.76 from nvidia-340-updates (proprietary)}.

The nouveau driver was originally selected.

Click on Apply changes.

Reboot.

NB Please note that the PC may "sit" at the Motherboard screen for a few minutes when you first connect and then again after rebooting.

The PC has not totally stalled. It is just sorting itself out.

Comparison of nvidia 331.113, 340.76 and nouveau drivers:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...4932&start=160

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