I am fairly new to Linux in general, but I am not super dumb at it either.
I was getting tired of how Windows was always loading, so I decided to take the plunge and switch to Linux. After looking around, I installed Pinguy OS 14.04 (Ubuntu-14.04-based.) I thought the operating system was very neat, so I decided I would run some games on it. I loaded up Team Fortress 2 and gave it a shot. The FPS was... Well let's just say I decided to install the NVIDIA driver after that. I googled around and opened my terminal. I did the following command:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
as googling suggested. After a restart, I was left with the loading screen. I went and saw a movie and came back. And, as luck would have it, it was still at the loading screen. It hung there. After seeing this, I did Ctrl+Alt+F1 to enter a terminal. Then I did the following command:
sudo apt-get remove nvidia*
and restarted. I was greeted with the login screen and logged in. It worked! Without the driver. Frustrated, I continued searching. I ended up stumbling apon the Ubuntu Bumblebee project. I installed those, and the operating system booted fine. I went and fired up Team Fortress 2 and the FPS indicated that the driver wasn't doing anything. So I went into a terminal and typed the following command:
and this is what I got:
Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
and it loaded steam normally without any performance improvments. The question is: How do I get these darn NVIDIA drivers working for my GTX 765M? I also have a i7 4700MQ with the intergrated 4600 graphics, if that matters.
If you need any logs or files or anything, just ask and I will upload them here.