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What I initially wanted to do was to install Steam.

For that, it seems like I need to install the proper graphics driver for my system.

My laptop is ASUS K55V.

It has got an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M I suppose.

So, I checked the System Details and it was showing Graphics Driver Unknown.

I googled for the solution to this and got to this page:

How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info?

So, I installed mesa-utils and rebooted.

But now it shows this:


Can I get some help please?

Also, I am a linux noob. So, please give the detailed explanation if possible.


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I wouldn't care too much about System Settings. Information given there is often wrong. To find out what graphics card (the hardware, not the driver) you are running use the lspci command on the command line. The driver might be a little more tricky, but you can use the "additional drivers" utility which should be preinstalled in order to fetch the correct driver for your card. If that does not work for you, I recommend to read /var/log/Xorg.0.log and look for lines talking about drivers. On nVidia, without proprietary drivers, you probably use nouveau or nv, the proprietary is called nvidia. – soulsource Jun 10 '13 at 11:01
This is a bug. This problem is fixed in 13.04. – Radu Rădeanu Jun 10 '13 at 11:23

If you had two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics and that nVidia, install Bumblebee instruction here

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Okay, leme try it out and will get back to you. Thanks for the reply. – stRIker Jun 11 '13 at 2:57
Yeah, I did as mentioned in that link and still there's no changes in the Details window. – stRIker Jun 11 '13 at 3:14

It's not sudo apt-get install meta-utils, it's sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

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Oops, sorry. It was a typo. I actually did sudo apt-get install mesa-utils :) – stRIker Jun 11 '13 at 2:55

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