I did try the way posted in forums of sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings. but it did not work so I purged and went fresh.
This is based on the Debian way and worked for me.
This usually best done from text console not your desktop.
Stop desktop after going to console with Ctrl-Alt-F1
invoke-rc.d slim stop
Check your kernel to see if you have a stock or custom kernel
$ uname -r
This method should work with most stock or custom kernels. For a custom kernel, you need to have its Linux headers installed.
sudo apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-common
Then to build module
sudo m-a auto-install nvidia-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
Backup xorg.conf if you have one
sudo cp -p /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
Install Nvidia config and settings
sudo apt-get install nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings
Run nvidia-xconfig to setup xorg.conf automatically
Reboot or restart x
sudo invoke-rc.d slim restart
It worked for me.
Last edited by bartos (2012-05-03 02:36:12)
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thanks bartos! this is very helpful to me!:)
Would this need to be done after every kernel update?
No. It will update itself.. So the new kernel will get compiled with the nvidia driver..I have gone through 2 kernel upgrades and had no problems
Last edited by bartos (2012-05-26 22:56:00)
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the dkms package automatically rebuilds the kernel modules for you when a new kernel is installed or the current kernel updated.
Thanx for response. Ive aready copied your comands to my bash history
Thanks.I did it,and it's working
*Linux Mint Debian Edition
Last edited by vascostmr (2012-06-20 08:22:48)
My advice for bumblebee is to upgrade to the latest, which is the sid repository, then install bumblebee.
There are several posts in this forum for how to upgrade to sid (aka unstable)
I have just read your post and copied all the commands. I was wondering wether or not it would work on an older PC ? I have an amd xp pro 1500 and an agp nvidia graphichs card geforce pny 6200 which is suposed to run 3D graphics but am not sure that it is running properly so thought I might try your instruction out, but thought I would ask first for a change, my present driver is 295.53 I think
Edit, Sorry forgot to say that I am running Waldof Testing
Last edited by Gordon (2012-06-22 08:12:56)
Using Janice Testing at present also sid and systemd and VSIDO
A7N8X delux motherboard, 1 GB ram, AMD ATHLON XP 2800+ ( 2255 Mhz ), Nvidia Geforce PNY 62000 graphics card
thanks! worked great on my thinkpad t61!
on a side note it did make all my fonts look huge - they are all at the default 10px i believe, but all is well when i switch it to 8. i just dont know why this happens. My font size was messed up in statler too
I fell foul of upgrading to Woldorf and Wheezy. Legacy nVidia drivers (i.e. 98.xx.xx, 173.xx.xx) are not supported in Xorg versions beyond 1.10. I have downgraded back to Squeeze's version of 1.07 and pinned the hell out of it. sgfxi will assist in building the correct module tonight after work.
Enjoying a good !#
Last edited by mynis01 (2012-07-06 10:36:07)
Aside from games, what applications use these more advanced GPU capabilities? If, for example, the most graphics-intensive use one has for a PC is viewing HD video, do the proprietary drivers really improve performance?
And I know I've asked this before, but I have to ask again: is there any advantage to having the GPU work at any frame rate faster than the monitor's refresh rate?
Last edited by mynis01 (2012-07-07 09:32:22)
Thank you. I didn't realize people were taking advantage of the GPU cores for computing other than graphics. Good stuff!
I can't answer your last question, since I don't have Nvidia hardware. (Is it Nvidia or nVidia? I've seen it typeset both ways.) I have ATi/AMD Radeon, and the generic X.Org drivers for my card have supported HDMI output since about 2.6.35 or 36. (I remember I was using the Liquorix kernel before I switched to backports.)
As to my frame rate quesion, the only reason I asked it was because of people looking for GLXGears renderings of something like 2000+ fps, which I always thought was absurd.
GLXgears isn't even really a relevant benchmark for anything, let alone HD video playback. It's just there to let you know that your openGL libraries are installed and functional. If you really want to benchmark your 3d performance, try unigine heaven.
Last edited by mynis01 (2012-07-07 18:43:22)
Downloaded unique heaven, but it don't do nothin' but make the screen blink. I guess I'd need to commit to fglrx first?
:~/downloads/Unigine-Heaven-3.0$ ./heaven Loading "/home/peter/downloads/Unigine-Heaven-3.0/bin/../data/heaven_3.0.cfg"... Loading "libGL.so.1"... Loading "libopenal.so.1"... Set 1920x1080 fullscreen video mode Set 1.00 gamma value Unigine engine http://unigine.com/ Binary: Linux 64bit GCC 4.4.5 Release Mar 7 2012 Features: OpenGL OpenAL XPad360 Joystick Flash Editor App path: /home/peter/downloads/Unigine-Heaven-3.0/bin/ Data path: /home/peter/downloads/Unigine-Heaven-3.0/data/ Save path: /home/peter/.Heaven/ ---- System ---- System: Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64 CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor 3214MHz MMX+ 3DNow!+ SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4A HTT x2 GPU: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 2.1 Mesa 7.10.3 x1 System memory: 7753 Mb Video memory: 256 Mb Sync threads: 1 Async threads: 2 ---- MathLib ---- Set SSE2 simd processor ---- Sound ---- Renderer: ALSA Software OpenAL vendor: OpenAL Community OpenAL renderer: OpenAL Soft OpenAL version: 1.1 ALSOFT 1.12.854 Found AL_EXT_LINEAR_DISTANCE Found AL_EXT_OFFSET Found ALC_EXT_EFX Found EFX Filter Found EFX Reverb Found EAX Reverb Found QUAD16 format Found 51CHN16 format Found 61CHN16 format Found 71CHN16 format Maximum sources: 256 Maximum effect slots: 4 Maximum auxiliary sends: 2 ---- Render ---- GLRender::GLRender(): Unknown GPU OpenGL vendor: X.Org OpenGL renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 OpenGL version: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.3 Found required GL_ARB_vertex_array_object Found required GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object Found required GL_ARB_half_float_vertex Unigine fatal error GLRender::GLRender(): Unknown GPU GLRender::require_extension(): required extension GL_ARB_half_float_pixel is not supported Shutdown AL lib: ALc.c:1879: exit(): closing 1 Device AL lib: ALc.c:1808: alcCloseDevice(): destroying 1 Context(s) AL lib: ALc.c:1420: alcDestroyContext(): deleting 256 Source(s) AL lib: ALc.c:1427: alcDestroyContext(): deleting 4 AuxiliaryEffectSlot(s) AL lib: ALc.c:1825: alcCloseDevice(): deleting 16 Effect(s) AL lib: ALc.c:1832: alcCloseDevice(): deleting 256 Filter(s)